Last Updated 30/12/2020
Egyptian Kennel Federation (“EKF”) owns and operates www.marketplace.ekf-eg.com (the “Website”) which provides: (1) a variety of dog breeders and other dog-related service providers (collectively the “Service Providers”), the ability to customize its own listing and describe its products and services, (2) users the opportunity to read about the experiences other users have had with these service providers and to provide reviews and ratings on the service providers (the “User”), and (3) Users the capability to connect with service providers and inquire about their products and services (collectively, the “Services”). Your use of the services is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”).
These terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and EKF and is deemed accepted by you each time that you visit the website, or use any of the services. You warrant and represent that you are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under age 18 but above 13 you are permitted to use the services, provided you do so with the consent of a parent or legal guardian who accepts these terms on your behalf. Your use of the services may require you to agree to additional terms and conditions, or enter into separate agreements with EKF or applicable service providers or other users. If you are accepting these terms and accessing the website or using the services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use or access the website and/or the services only in compliance with these terms and all applicable national, and international laws, rules and regulations. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not access the website or use any of the services.
The terms are effective as of the “Last Updated” date above. EKF may change these terms at any time, with or without notice to you, by posting an updated version to this web page. If you continue accessing the website or using any services after any such changes, it will mean you accepted any new or changed terms. EKF may terminate these terms and your access to all or any part of the website or the services at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability and in EKF’s sole discretion.
When you access the website, use the services, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this website or through any other communication tool.You confirm any requests submitted on the website from your account carries your name is exactly representing your desire of obtaining an exact service. You also confirm the eligibility of your electronic signature provided on the website.
The trademarks, service marks and logos (“Trademarks”) used or displayed through the website are registered and unregistered trademarks of EKF or third parties. You may not use any of the trademarks or logos appearing throughout the website without written permission from the trademark owner. Trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of EKF include, but are not limited to, EKF, Egyptian Kennel Federation, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale logo (“since EKF is an exclusive member of FCI & sole representative in EGYPT”), FCI Asia, Africa & Oceania section logo (“since EKF is an exclusive member of A2O & sole representative in EGYPT”), the Egyptian Kennel Federation seal and theme, EKF – Molossoids Type Club, EKF – Sheepdogs Type Club, EKF – Spitz & Primitive Types Club, EKF – Sport & Working Dogs Club, NGSCE – National German Shepherd Club of Egypt, NRCE – National Rottweiler Club of Egypt, NCCE – National Corso Club of Egypt, EKF Youth, Egyptian Kennel Federation national & international beauty & competence shows, working & sport trials and all associated names, marks and logos. This list is not exhaustive and the absence of a name, trademark or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that EKF has established in any of its goods, services, names or logos. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in these terms shall be construed as granting – by implication, estoppel or otherwise – any license or right to use any trademarks displayed through the website without the express written permission of EKF or the applicable trademark owner.
EKF or its licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to its designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files and other brand content used on the website and/or the services (collectively, “Brand Content”). All brand content is the property of EKF or its licensors. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content that is part of the website and/or the services is the exclusive property of EKF and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other laws. Unauthorized use of the brand content may violate these laws and/or applicable communications regulations and statutes, and is strictly prohibited. You must preserve all copyright, trademarks, service marks and other proprietary notices contained in the original brand content and on any authorized copy you make of the brand content.
You’re not allowed to: (i) use our trademarks, service marks or logos without our written permission in each instance; (ii) copy or use the brand content for any purpose other than your use of the services; (iii) remove any copyright or other protected notices contained in the brand content or any authorized copy you make of the brand content; (iv) sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the brand content, or use the brand content for any public or commercial purpose; or (v) use or post the brand content on any other website or in a networked computer environment.
Subject to your compliance with these terms and your payment of any applicable fees, EKF or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access the website and/or use of the services. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any services, or its contents; any collection and use of any profile listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of any services or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of a third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
All rights not expressly granted to you in these terms are reserved and retained by EKF or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, photographers, rights holders, or other content providers. No part of the website or the services may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of EKF. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of EKF without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the EKF name or trademarks without the express written consent of EKF.
You may access the website or use the services only as permitted by law. Any licenses granted to you by EKF, including such licenses granted herein, shall terminate if you do not comply with these terms.
To access certain password-protected areas of the website and to use certain services, you’ll have to register for an account. We are offering only two kinds of accounts “member account” and “advertiser account”. To register for an advertiser account, you must provide us with information including, but not limited to, your name, phone number and email address. To register for a member account, you must provide us with information including, your active membership ID card photo, phone number, email address, city and zone. By providing your telephone number, you consent to receive communications from us or a third party by telephone. By doing so, you promise that all registration information provided by you is truthful and accurate and representing the applicant him/her self or legally on his/her behalf. You are also required to update any inaccurate registration information as necessary from time to time. All registration information and any other personal information that you provide to us through your use of the website and/or the services is covered under our privacy statement.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer or your mobile, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. EKF may deactivate or delete your account at any time for any reason in its sole discretion.
To apply for a membership and obtaining the membership ID card, you must provide us with information including your name, email, phone, personal photo and national ID photo.
All members must endorse a supreme adherence to EKF membership code of ethics preserving the good presentation for EKF everywhere and at all times, refraining far away from any unethical way of claiming, requesting or representing any matter to EKF at any time. Following the respectable procedures of presenting any claim, complain or request to EKF through all EKF legal channels such as E-mails, Facebook messages, Wtsapp messages, website messages or physical attendance at EKF premises. All EKF members are obliged to preserve their membership code of ethics whenever exposing to the EKF on social media platform. EKF doesn’t permit members under any circumstances turning toward the FCI administration through any way of communication with any matter skipping the EKF as the exclusive and sole representative for the FCI in Egypt. All members must be very careful handling any news, dog show results, dog titles or upcoming events on EKF’s behalf that EKF hasn’t officially announced or addressed on any social media platform, thus any exposing or participating at any (“EKF & FCI”) against or hater posts or shares will be considered a breach of these terms and resulting of terminating membership immediately. As stated before, only the legal and respectable way of expressing a claim, request or complain against another member or even against EKF itself, will be only appreciated and dealt with, other ways than that will cause to an immediate membership termination. Members are also obliged to follow gathering public ethics & etiquettes at any EKF organized event, any violation or unethical behavior could cost membership status termination. All members understand that due to the EKF membership in the FCI, EKF must use English language as one of the four official languages of the FCI, therefore lots of communications in English is applicable in all EKF work & documentations such as pedigrees, so by accepting these terms members confirm compliance, understanding and agreeing to all EKF communications & documentations that are released or used in either languages English or Arabic equally, members are requested to express their utmost abilities or somehow external helps to be fully aware of all EKF communications & documentations.
EKF reserves all rights of terminate any membership status of any member whenever needed upon any of its rules & regulations breach or violation.
Signing these terms electronically, confirms acknowledgment, acceptance and agreeing to all EKF work organizing rules & regulations such as EKF membership code of ethics, EKF rules & regulations and EKF dog show rules.
EKF reserves all rights to either suspend or terminate any membership at any time for any reasons or deny renewal for any current membership at any time for any reason or refuse any membership application at any time for any reason.
Your membership ID card® entitles you to the following benefits:
If you purchase membership subscription to access all your registered dogs in EKF and use all EKF services, so you confirm acknowledgment with the subscription terms which are stated as follow:
Notification of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner and think that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on the EKF website, please provide EKF with the following information:
Upon receipt of a notification of claimed infringement as set forth above, EKF will remove or disable access to the material and take reasonable steps to notify the person who posted the material that it has been removed or access to it has been disabled.
If you posted the material and believe that it is not infringing or that you have the authorization of the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material, you may submit to the copyright agent (see contact info, above) a counter notification containing the following information:
If we receives a counter notification as set forth above, EKF will send a copy of it to the original complaining party stating that EKF may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it ten (10) business days following receipt of the counter notification unless the copyright owner notifies EKF that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the person who posted the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material.
EKF reserves the right to remove or disable access to material alleged to be infringing without prior notice, in its sole discretion, and without liability to any person, regardless of whether the material ultimately is determined to be infringing.
To submit your own reviews and ratings on the website, you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) all of your reviews and ratings will either be based upon: (i) your actual first-hand experiences with the service providers you are reviewing;
(b) all of your reviews and ratings of the service providers that you are rating will be accurate, truthful and complete in all respects;
(c) you do not work for, own any interest in, or serve on the board of directors of, any of the service providers for which you submit reviews and ratings;
(d) you do not work for, own any interest in or serve on the board of directors of any competitors of the service providers for which you submit reviews and ratings;
(e) you are not in any way related (if the service provider is an individual) to any of the service providers for which you submit reviews or ratings; and
(f) your name and review information will be made available to the service providers on which you review and may be publicly displayed.
All users may post reviews, comments, photos, and other content; send e-mails and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information (collectively, “User Content”), so long as the user content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of ‘spam.’ You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a communication or other content. EKF reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove such user content, but does not regularly review posted user content.
If you do post or submit user content, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant EKF a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transfer, sell, publicly perform, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such user content and to use your name and other identifying information throughout the world in any media. You agree that this license includes the right for EKF to provide, promote, and improve the website or services and to make the user content submitted to or through the website or the services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with EKF for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such user content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such content use.
Such additional uses by EKF, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with EKF, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the user content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the services.
EKF reserves the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any user content through the services, to suspend or terminate users, and to reclaim usernames. EKF also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of EKF, its users and the public.
EKF does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any user content, service providers, product or service reviews, description of products or services, company information, profile pictures and photographs, banners, data, advertising, products, goods or services available or unavailable from, or through, any service providers, or other any other content provided by other users or third parties ("Website Content”) are for informational purposes only. You agree that should you use or rely on such website content, EKF is not responsible or liable, indirectly or directly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with such use or reliance. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of any service provider, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are between you and such service provider exclusively and do not involve EKF. You should make whatever investigation or other resources that you deem necessary or appropriate before hiring or engaging service providers (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers). EKF is not affiliated with and does not license or endorse any breeders or other service providers, including those listed on EKF Marketplace. EKF has no control over their business practices and is not liable for any dealings between you and any breeders or other service providers. EKF is not responsible for and has no liability with respect to any transaction between you and these service providers. These listings are provided solely as a service to the public. EKF does not sell dogs and makes no warranty or guarantee as to the health, quality, parentage or any value of any dogs. The breeders have registered with EKF the sires, dams and litters listed on EKF Marketplace. Individual puppies of these EKF registered litters, therefore, are eligible to be registered with EKF, subject to compliance with existing EKF rules, regulations, policies and the submission of a properly completed registration application and fee. EKF registration does not indicate the health, quality or value of a dog. EKF registration simply identifies the dog as offspring of a sire and dam that the breeder has registered with EKF.
The website content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s medical condition.
EKF does not make any representations regarding the accuracy or validity of such website content or their appropriateness for evaluation by you, or any other person or business entities. Under no circumstances will EKF be liable in any way for any website content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any website content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any website content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the website, the services or broadcast elsewhere.
EKF does not recommend or endorse any specific service provider. Reliance on any information provided by EKF, or others appearing on the website at the invitation of EKF, or other visitors to the website is solely at your own risk.
You represent and warrant that any material, of any kind, including user content or website content that you submit to EKF is owned by you and will not (a) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; (b) contain any libellous or otherwise unlawful material or (c) be prejudicial to the best interests of purebred dogs, purebred dog events or the EKF. If you wish to have items removed please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
You also represent and warrant that any user content or website content posted by you will not send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing;” be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial or any other form of compensation or through linking with any other website or web pages; transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information.
You may not do any of the following while accessing the website or using the services: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the website, the EKF computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of EKF providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the website or services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by EKF (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with EKF; (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting, or in any way use the website and/or the services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on EKF, the website and/or the services.
The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or EKF as follows.
You may end your legal agreement with EKF at any time for any reason by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the website or the services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com to deactivate your account or your account will be charged any recurring fees.
EKF may suspend or terminate your accounts or cease providing you with all or part of the website or the services at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these terms, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; or (iii) our provision of the services to you is no longer commercially viable. EKF will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account.
In all such cases, these terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the website or the services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: brand content, copyright complaints, user content, restrictions on user content, website content; no endorsement of service providers restrictions on use of the services, ending these terms, disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability, representations and warranties, indemnity waiver and severability, disputes, and applicable law.
Nothing in this section shall affect EKF’s rights to change, limit or stop the provision of the services without prior notice, as provided above in section 1.
Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of EKF and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensors (collectively, the “EKF Entities”). Each of the subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the limitation of liability in contracts, and as a result the contents of this section may not apply to you. Nothing in this section is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited.
THE WEBSITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED UPON BY THE PARTIES PURSUANT TO ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, ARE AVAILABLE “AS-IS.” YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE SERVICE, OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE EKF ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE EKF ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTY AND DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR: (I) THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN; (II) ANY HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN; (III) THE DELETION OF, OR THE FAILURE TO STORE OR TO TRANSMIT, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS MAINTAINED BY EKF; AND (IV) WHETHER THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM THE EKF ENTITIES, WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF SERVICES INCLUDING THEIR FUNCTION AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES AND CONTENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE.
The website, website content, user content, may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that the EKF Entities are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by the EKF Entities of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EKF ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES OR SAVINGS, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT, USER CONTENT, WEBSITE CONTENT, OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE, AND/OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT; (v) YOUR INTERACTION WITH ANY SERVICE PROVIDER; OR (vi) OTHERWISE ARISES FROM OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE SERVICES .
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the EKF Entities harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from: (i) your breach of these terms; (ii) your access to, use, or misuse of the website, and/or the services; (iii) your reliance on any user content, website content, or service provider; (iv) your user content; (v) the services a service provider provides; or (v) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property, or privacy right.
The failure of EKF to enforce any right or provision of these terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect.
By accessing or using the website, the services, or any other products or services provided by Egyptian Kennel Federation EKF, you agree that the national arbitration Act, applicable law, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and EKF.
EKF may be required by law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and agree that such notice will be effective upon EKF posting them in the relevant area of the site or delivering them to you via email. You may update your email address by sending your inquiries on firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com where you can provide contact information. If you do not provide EKF with accurate information, EKF will not be responsible for failure to contact you.