The Terms and Conditions governs anybody accessing this Site (also known as “User” “You”, “Your”) use of this website, app and the Services mentioned hereunder; By using this website by clicking on to https://findruba.com, you accept the Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”) mentioned hereinafter in full and a contractual relationship is established between you and Ruba Website Design and Management Limited Liability Company (“Ruba” “We”, “us”, “our”, “Platform”, “Site”). If you disagree with these Terms and Conditions or any part of these Terms and Conditions, you must not use this website or the services mentioned herein.
1. Platform Description
Our Platform aims at providing informative, integrated and transparent resources to help parents make an informed decision on their child’s academic future by providing them options of various private schools listed on our Platform (“Services”) to select from for their child.
a. This platform may be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Users are the sole creators of their accounts and we do not independently verify the information provided, except that we reserve the right to verify User account information and updates. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You must not allow other persons to use your User account.
b. No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us or between us and the listed schools as a result of this Agreement and/or the Services rendered by us.
c. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. Such changes will be effective when posted on the Website and may, at the sole discretion of the Site be notified to the Users from time to time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, by continuing to use the Website after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms as modified.
If you use this site and/or create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer system or device, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure. You should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner. You undertake that the details you provide us with are correct and complete and inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
You also agree that we or third parties acting on our behalf may send you emails regarding important information like your use of the Site and other electronic communications such as newsletters, promotional materials, etc. You may opt out of receiving promotional messages.
4. User Information
You are solely responsible for the information you provide or upload to access the Site to avail the Services, and warrant and represent that you have the right and authorization to register with us to avail the Services. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to decide whether the information you provide or upload is appropriate and complies with the T&Cs, other Company policies, and applicable laws and regulations.
At the time of registration for Services or account creation, you will be asked to provide certain information including but not limited to details of the child, valid email address, phone number, etc. You warrant and represent that all such information is current and accurate, and will be kept up-to-date.
You can browse through the list of various schools that we showcase on our Platform by visiting their respective pages and shortlisting the schools of your interest before selecting the final option of your choice. Additionally, in case we communicate with the Schools (based on your list of preference) we may share your profile information with them so that they can contact you directly. This feature is only available to those who have registered for an account.
All the Users will get basic services like searching for preferred schools and filtering them. However, account holders will get access to some additional features including but not limited to adding schools to a list of favorites, sorting schools based on their preference, comparing schools, applying to schools, etc.
We do not make any guarantees, representations, warranties, or promises with respect to successful admission of your child into a school, in obtaining any other desired result or that the school selected by you will deliver the results desired by you.
6. Payment of Fee For Applying To Schools
Availing the Services through our Platform would involve the following fee:
- one-time application fee;
a. When User registers with us and operates an account, such Users will have the option to apply to schools from our Site directly, a non-refundable fixed fee of the application fee will have to be paid by the User for availing this service. Said payment shall be made by selecting available modes of payment. You agree that we are authorized to charge the applicable fee on the Payment method you select.
b. As mentioned above, the application fee will be non-refundable.
c. Currently we prefer online payment via third-party platforms that will be integrated with our Site. For payments, please note that your bank, credit card company, or payment processor may levy additional fees, transaction charges. Also in general, there can be occasional glitches in technology or human errors, and if they occur, we shall not be held liable for such issues. Though some of the schools may prefer bank transfer or payment by cheque.
Payment made to us for applications other than our application fee, payment will be transferred to schools within a certain time period (mostly within 24-48 working hours). In some cases, schools might prefer being paid by bank transfer or by cheque.
7. Site Access
Ruba grants you a limited permission to access and make personal and non-commercial use of this site in line with the terms of this Agreement and not to download or modify it, or any portion of it. This permission does not include:
- any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents;
- any collection and use of any listings, descriptions, or prices and any derivative use of this site or its content;
- any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of any third party or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools;
- this site or any portion of this site to be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent;
Usage of any proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Ruba and its affiliates without our express written consent or the express written consent of our affiliates. You may not use any Meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Ruba’s name or trademarks without our express consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission granted by us. You may not use any of our logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without our express written permission.
8. User Conduct
You agree and undertake to use the Website only to avail the Services rendered by us including applying to school(s) of your interest and by way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree and undertake that you shall not:
- violate the legal rights of any other user in any manner whatsoever;
- publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
- upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
- upload or distribute files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Website or another's computer system or device;
- conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
download any file posted by another user of a Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
- falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
- violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to any particular Service;
- violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force in Kuwait;
- violate any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or any other terms and conditions for the use of the Website contained elsewhere herein;
- exploit any of the services. Moreover, we might refuse any of our services, terminate accounts, and/or cancel Services at our discretion, including but not limited to, if we believe that Users' conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to our interests.
9. License, Content, and Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise stated, Ruba and/or its licensors own all trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyright and other intellectual property rights (“Intellectual Property”) rights for all material and content available on the Platform. All Intellectual Property rights including but not limited to the content, trademarks, copyrights etc. are owned and retained with us or with our affiliates or third parties whose link might be available on this website.
All the content on the Platform is copyrighted content of Ruba and its affiliates and intended solely for your personal use. You must not:
- Republish material from the Platform;
- Sell, rent, or sub-license material from the Platform;
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from the Platform;
- Redistribute content from the Platform;
- Publicly broadcast any content from our Platform; and
- Provide access to our content to anyone else without our prior written permission.
The name Ruba and our graphics, logos, designs, are registered and/or applied for trademarks and these trademarks must not be used in connection with any service or used otherwise in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our Users to do the same. As per our policy we have the right to disable or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the intellectual property rights of others including those of our affiliates.
The trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and other branding owned by our affiliates and third parties and used or displayed on or via our Platform may be trademarks of their respective owners, who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected with us. Except as expressly provided in these T&Cs, or in terms provided by the owner of such marks, nothing in these T&Cs or on or via the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of our, our affiliates’ or any Third-Party Marks that are used or displayed on the website, without the respective owner’s prior written permission, in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of our trade marks will benefit us exclusively.
10. Third Party Links
We are not responsible for the content or availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on our Platform. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any claims that arise from your access or use of any content, Services, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such third party platforms.
11. Disclaimer of warranties and Limitation of Liability
This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Ruba makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this Site or accuracy of the information, content, materials, or products included on this Site. We don’t warrant the accuracy of the Content or information given by schools listed on our Platform. Some of the content may become outdated, less relevant or inaccurate after a point in point and we shall not be held liable for any such content or information. You agree that your use of this Site is at your sole discretion and that your actions based on the information provided herein or in the content displayed on our Platform is with the understanding that the information shown may not necessarily be accurate and updated. Any dispute between the parent(s) and the School should be settled amicably and without the obligation of the Company to be made a party to any such dispute
To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Ruba disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We further disclaim any warranty with respect to performance of schools, their curriculum, their faculty or any other yardsticks on the basis of which you may select the school for your child. Ruba does not warrant that this Site, its servers, or e-mail sent are free of viruses or other harmful components. The transmission of data or information including that by email or other publicly accessible networks is not fully secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit for which the Company does not assume any liability including that of any damage or costs. Ruba shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
Ruba reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Ruba assumes no liability or responsibility for (i) any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content displayed on the Site; (ii) any personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of the Site or any product; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; and/or (v) any bugs, viruses or the like that may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT RUBA AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OF TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR EQUIPMENT OR NETWORK FAILURE WHATSOEVER, AND THAT RUBA AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT ON THE SITE, EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY RUBA OR AN AUTHORIZED RUBA REPRESENTATIVE, OR YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR BOTH.
You shall indemnify and hold harmless Ruba, its subsidiaries, affiliates and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, from any claim or demand, or actions including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party or penalty imposed due to or arising out of (i) your breach of these T&Cs or any document incorporated by reference, or your violation of any law, rules, regulations or the rights of a third party (ii) content that you post or transmit (including but not limited to content that a third-party deems defamatory or otherwise harmful or offensive).
If any part of the terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable or there is change in laws, the invalid or unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full effect, provided that the allocation of risks described in these Terms is given effect to the fullest extent possible.
The Terms mentioned herein shall not be assigned or otherwise transferred by the User. However, in the event of sale of the Site or otherwise, Ruba’s obligations under these terms are freely assignable or otherwise transferable by it to any third party without the requirement of seeking User’s prior consent. User will be bound by the modified terms (if any) of the assignee unless the User chooses to terminate this Agreement.
You may terminate this Agreement by destroying all materials obtained from the Site, cancelling your User account, and stopping all use of the Site and Services.
We may terminate the Agreement or suspend your access to the Platform at any time, including in the event of your actual or suspected unauthorised use of the Platform and/or Content, or non-compliance with terms of the Agreement. In case of termination of this Agreement, you agree that Ruba shall have no liability or responsibility to you, and we will not refund any amounts that you have already paid, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law. Sections of the Agreements that, either explicitly or by their nature, must remain in effect even after termination of the Agreements, shall survive termination.
16. Copyright Infringement Notice
If you believe that any copyrighted work is showcased on our Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information including your name and contact details:
- A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed and a description of the activity that you claim to be infringing the copyrights;
- Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Services where the content or activity claimed to be infringing is located. You must provide enough information to allow us to locate the material or the activity;
- You must give an undertaking that (i) the information you have provided is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and (ii) you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner, or the law.
- If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against, you can send the Company a counter-notice that includes the along with your name and contact details.
17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
We shall endeavour to resolve any dispute amicably however if disputes can’t be resolved amicably, you agree to be bound by the laws of Kuwait and courts having the jurisdiction of Kuwait.
All notices to be issued pursuant to these terms shall be served to the User by email or by general notification on the Website. Any notice to be sent to the Website pursuant to these terms shall be sent to email@example.com.