Terms and conditions

We (FSTC Limited, an organisation based in the United Kingdom) own and operate this website, MuslimHeritage.com.

We believe strongly in protecting our readers' privacy so when we collect personal information from you when you register to become a member, use our website to purchase goods or enter a website promotion or competition we will use our best endeavours only to use it or disclose it in the manner stated below. By using our website services, you agree that we may do so. 

1. Information shared: We are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party, without your consent except in the following circumstances: 

  • We do share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate form with third parties for business purposes, for example with advertisers on our website or we may tell our business partners the number of customers in certain demographic groups who purchased certain products. This does not involve disclosing any personal information, which can identify any individual customer in any way.
  • We do share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate form with third parties for business purposes, for example with advertisers on our website or we may tell our business partners the number of customers in certain demographic groups who purchased certain products. This does not involve disclosing any personal information, which can identify any individual customer in any way.
  • We will disclose your personal information to any appropriate investigative third party if we believe that you are involved in any illegal or harmful conduct or if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property or that of our customers; (3) prevent fraud; (4) protect against abuse, misuse or unauthorized use of our website; or (5) protect the personal safety or property of our customers or the public (eg. if you provide false or deceptive information about yourself or attempt to pose as someone else, we will disclose such information about you as we have to assist any type of investigation into your actions).
  • We may employ other companies to provide services for us, including for example, delivery of orders or processing of credit card payments. These companies have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and not for any other purposes. They are bound by confidentiality agreements not to disclose any information for any other purpose.

2. Links - Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information. 

3. Cookies - A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our website. It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our service to you. Cookies may also be used to compile aggregate information about areas of our website that are visited most frequently. This traffic information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. We do not track which pages you looked at while visiting our website. If you wish to reject our cookie, you can configure your browser to do so. 

WEBSITE USE POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT 

Introduction 

This Code of Conduct and Terms of Use (collectively referred to as the "Code") will apply to each subscriber who wishes to use the MuslimHeritage.com Website (the "Website") and/or participate in its discussion groups ("Subscriber").

Each Subscriber must comply and adhere to this Code in order to access and use the Website or participate in any discussion group o the Website which contains detailed information on Subscribers' goods, services, skills, resources, requirements, opportunities, opinions, etc. 

By continuing to use and participate in this Website, all Subscribers accept this Code. Subscribers who register and become members of this Website will be given a unique [logon ID] for participation in discussion groups (which will, for the purpose of security, be monitored and tracked by FSTC Limited "Overseer"). 

1. Basic Requirements 

Each Subscriber and any material which he/she posts onto the Website or to its discussion groups ("Material") must comply with the following basic standards: 

A. All information and activities must be legal, decent and honest (in terms of [the Subscriber's applicable] law and standards);
B. Data protection legislation within the [the Subscriber's applicable] law must be adhered to in order that the collection of personal information is not traded or disclosed illegally;
C. Distance selling requirements must be complied with as laid down in the [the Subscriber's applicable] law;
D. Other applicable trading standards and laws and regulations as the same are created from time to time and notified to Subscribers direct and on this Website.

2. Specific Responsibilities of Subscribers 

A. Each Subscriber is solely responsible for the accuracy, legality, currency and compliance of its own Material and will be solely liable for false, misleading, inaccurate, infringing or other actionable material contained or referred to therein.
B. Each Subscriber is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its unique logon ID, and for its use. As traffic on this Website and in the discussion groups is monitored, evidence of use of the logon ID can be produced to support or defend any dispute or actionable cause or matter which arises in relation to the same.
C. Where Subscribers collaborate with one another as a result of use of this Website or the discussion groups, they do so as independent contracting parties. Subscribers acknowledge that the Website Owner will not in any way be construed as a party to such collaboration nor be liable nor responsible in any way for the dealings of such collaboration or the parties to such collaboration.

3. Responsibilities of the [Website Owner] 

A. The Website Owner will manage and oversee the Website and discussion group and will appoint an ["Overseer"] for such purpose. This appointee will also be responsible for administering the Complaints and Sanctions Procedure specified in Section 4 below.

4. Complaints and Sanctions Procedure 

A. The Website discussion group is a self-regulatory facility for Subscribers only and any complaint by a Subscriber will, in the first instance, be referred to the Website [Overseer], who shall have all the powers of an arbiter.
B. The Website [Overseer] will deal with complaints [expeditiously/ within (28) days of receipt] and where necessary, call upon evidence of the applicable Subscribers in dispute.
C. Sanctions available to the Overseer will include the following:

I. fining the guilty Subscriber [up to £10,000.00];

II. suspending or expelling the guilty Subscriber [for up to 5 years];

III. referring the matter to the appropriate law enforcement agency, where the dispute is of a criminal or illegal nature;

IV. referring the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction if the dispute necessitates the same (e.g requires an interdict/injunction, seizure or similar judicial measure).

5. Indemnity and Waiver 

A. Each Subscriber agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Website Owner, their successors and assigns, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively "Website Owner") from and against any and all liability, damages, losses, claims (including reasonable legal fees) resulting in any way from its use of and from any Material posted on this Website, to its discussion groups or from any other matter relating to its participation herein including but not limited to use of the information contained on the Website, from discussion groups or arising from any introduction or collaboration resulting therefrom or otherwise arising from using the Website.
B. Each Subscriber waives any right to bring any claim or action against the Website Owners for any loss, damage or injury arising from use of the Website or any Material from the Website or from this Code.

6. Exclusion of Warranties and Liability 

A. The Website Owners do not warrant the content, accuracy or veracity of any Material [or other information] on the Website, the responsibility for which rests with each of the Subscribers as specified in Section 2 above.
B. Each Subscriber accepts the Website "AS IS" with any faults or failings and without any representation, warranty or guarantee whatsoever, express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of accuracy, completeness, quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
C. In no event will the Website Owners be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damages or any special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with any Subscriber's access to, or use of the Website, any Material thereon or any goods, materials or services available therefrom, whether based in contract, tort and whether negligent or otherwise, even if any Website Owner has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event that this exclusion of liability is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, but that liability may be lawfully limited, the Website Owners' aggregate total liability to any Subscriber for all such damages and losses shall be limited to [the Website Subscriber fee paid by the Subscriber suffering loss during the twelve months preceding the event giving rise to liability].

7. Term and Termination 

Each Subscriber agrees to remain bound by this Code (as amended from time to time) for as long as they remain a Subscriber of the Website and wishes to use the Website unless the Website Owner or the Website [Overseer] earlier terminates, suspends or otherwise limits access to the Website and/or discussion group in accordance with Section 4 above or as it otherwise deems is appropriate. 

8. Applicable Law 

Each Subscriber agrees that this Code and any dispute arising in any way in relation to the Website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of England, United Kingdom. 

9. General 

A. In the event that any provision in this Code is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions which shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by the Applicable Law.
B. This Code represents the entire agreement between Subscriber and the Website Owner relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understanding or agreements regarding the Website.

Acceptance of the Code 

By continuing to use this website you accept the above terms and agree to be bound by the Code.