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Terms and Conditions


These terms and conditions of use govern your access to and use of this website of the Arab Urban Development Institute (the “Site” or “website”) www.araburban.org. In addition to these terms and conditions of use, the following additional terms apply to your use of our website: – The Privacy Policy, which outlines the terms under which we process any personal data collected from you or that you provide to us. By accessing or using our website, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions of use, including the Privacy Policy, and declare that you have the full legal capacity and capability to consent to this contractual commitment and terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to all the provisions of the terms and conditions of use, you are not permitted to access or use our website.


In this document of terms of use, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

  • The Website: This website and all its pages and contents belonging to the Arab Institute for Urban Development, referred to as the “Website” or “Site”.
  • The Institute: The Arab Urban Development Institute (“AUDI” or the “Institute”), as well as any references to “ourselves”, “we”, or “us”, shall have the same meaning.
  • The User: The individual seeking access to the website. Any reference to “you” or “your” shall carry the same meaning.
  • The Terms of Use: These terms and conditions, together with the referenced documents and any other policies or regulations on this website (updated from time to time).
  • The Intellectual Property Rights: Means (1) copyrights and related rights or similar protections, patents and patent rights, database rights, industrial property rights, trademarks and service marks, logos, product designs, internet domain names, website addresses, and other proprietary rights (whether registered or unregistered); (2) all registrations and applications for registration, and the right to apply for registration, in any of the rights listed in item (1) above, which may be registered in any country or jurisdiction; (3) all other rights having equivalent or similar effect in any country or jurisdiction.
  • The Content: Means all information, documents, materials found on the website (text, databases, forms, graphics, publication works, summaries, newsletters, press releases, news, guides, articles, case reports, images, videos, or any other material, document, or reproduction of hypertext markup language “html” code), whether on the website or downloaded from it.
Amendments to Terms of Use

We reserve the right to modify, update, or change these terms of use at any time. Any such change will be effective upon publishing on this website. Each time you wish to use our website, please review this page to be informed of any changes we have made. You are responsible at all times for complying with the current version of these terms of use. Your continued use of the website after any amendments to the terms of use are published constitutes acceptance of those amendments.

Accessibility to the Website and Its Use
  1. AUDI grants users the permission to visit the website (including using its content) solely for non-commercial purposes. By accessing the website, you agree to:
    • Comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements related to your use of this website.
    • Be responsible for all communication fees associated with your use of this website.
    • Exclusions from the restrictions on using the website in item (1) above apply to news correspondents, journalists, and reporters provided that the genuine purpose is to prepare news reports about the Institute’s activities or promote them; and use of the content is fair, accompanied by sufficient acknowledgement of the purpose.
  2. The Institute reserves the right to suspend, restrict, or deny any user access to the website or any part of it, or its use, at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion (without providing any notifications or justifications to such user), including any use of the website that violates these terms of use.
  3. The Institute reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to suspend, terminate, or restrict the use of the website (or any part thereof) for any reason or without any reason at all. The Institute will endeavor to provide you with reasonable notice of any suspension, termination, or restriction of the website. You agree that the Institute shall not be liable to you or any third party for any suspension, termination, or restriction of the website or any part thereof.
  4. AUDI does not guarantee that the website (including any content) will be available continuously without interruption.
  5. AUDI does not guarantee that the website (including any content) will be free from errors or omissions. The Institute reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to change the website for any reason or without any reason at all. You acknowledge and agree that the Institute shall not be liable to you or any third party for any changes to the website or any part thereof.
  6. You acknowledge and agree that AUDI is not obligated to provide you with any support or maintenance regarding the website.
  7. You are responsible for making all necessary arrangements to access the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing the website through your internet connection are fully aware of and comply with these terms of use.
  8. Without prior written consent and permission, you are not entitled to create frames around the web pages on the website that alter in any way the presentation of the website or its overall appearance.
  9. Do not use this website in any way to send any commercial email or unwanted email or any misuse of AUDI’s website.
Links and External Sources on Our Website

Our website may contain links and references to electronic websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not supervised or evaluated by AUDI, and their connection to AUDI’s website does not imply AUDI’s endorsement of their content. The institute will not be responsible for the content of any linked websites, or any links contained within a linked website. AUDI does not receive any fees from any website owner that may be referenced or linked to our website. AUDI provides these links to reference information related to various publications on our website or for the purpose of supplementing information and facilitating user access only. AUDI does not review, endorse, monitor, approve, guarantee, or make any representations regarding these links. Therefore, your use of any of these links to access such websites or portals is entirely at your own risk. In the event that broken electronic links are replaced with other websites, and since we do not have control over or authority on those links or external websites, we do not guarantee that these links will function permanently. If there is any inappropriate link on our website for any reason, you are free to contact us and inform us at any time. We will consider requests for link removal, but we are not obligated to do so or to respond to you directly.

Non-reliance on Information

The information available on our website serves several purposes, notably for general research and technical knowledge (in certain cases). It is imperative that you seek professional or specialized advice before taking any action or refraining from action based on the content published on our site. This website may contain data and opinions from various information providers and does not endorse any of them or any other information provided by any information provider, user of this site, or any other person or entity. Additionally, reliance on any of this data, opinions, guidance, or other information is at the user’s own risk.

Virus Protection

AUDI makes every effort to scan and test the contents of the website at all stages of development. We advise users to always run antivirus software on all materials downloaded from the internet. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, interruption, or damage to your data or computer device that may occur while accessing this website or using any material obtained from this website.

Intellectual Property Rights

AUDI retains copyright and any other intellectual property rights in all publications and contents of this website, including the symbols contained therein, or those rights for which permission has been granted from the owner to include them on this website. Users of the website are not entitled to copy, print, download, or transmit any content of this website in any form or by electronic means or any data storage and retrieval system except for personal use or within the company or organization to which the user belongs (subject to prior approval by AUDI). Any copies made for this purpose must retain all copyright and ownership notices in the same manner and format as presented in the original. Furthermore, users of the website are prohibited from copying or saving any part of this website or its contents to any other website or storing it in any public or private electronic system for data extraction without prior written consent from the Arab Urban Development Institute.


AUDI hereby disclaims responsibility for the following: under no circumstances shall the institute be liable for any loss, damage, consequences, or incurred expenses alleged to have resulted from the use of this website. In particular, we will not be held responsible for any content appearing on your website. You also agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising from your website. You must not post any link(s) on any website that could be construed as defamatory, obscene, criminal, or that incites trespass or any other violations of third-party rights. This website may provide electronic links to sites or portals that employ information protection and privacy methods differing from those adopted by our website. Consequently, the institute is not responsible for the privacy and data protection policies of other websites, and it is advised to refer to the privacy policies of those websites.

General Provisions
  • Nothing on this website, whether directly or indirectly, explicitly or implicitly, shall be construed as a waiver by the institute of any provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use or any other policies or regulations on this site.
  • There is nothing on this website or elsewhere that can be construed, whether directly or indirectly, explicitly or implicitly, as a limitation or waiver of any of the institute’s privileges or those of its members.
  • Any delay or failure to exercise any right shall not be construed as a waiver of that right. We reserve the right to exercise our rights whenever deemed necessary. Our rights are cumulative and not limited to the remedies provided by law.
  • No waiver by AUDI shall be effective unless issued by its authorized representative according to established procedures.
  • If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is unlawful, invalid, unenforceable, or becomes unlawful in any judicial authority, it shall not affect the legality, validity, or enforceability in the mentioned jurisdiction or any other judicial jurisdiction of the remaining provisions.
  • Nothing on this website shall be construed as creating a partnership between you and us or that either of us is an agent for the other for any purpose.
  • We may use specific information related to you for internal purposes, including but not limited to statistical analysis. This information may include names, mailing addresses, IP addresses, browsing history, software used during browsing, and time spent on the website.
  • You may use the content of the website for your personal use only; copying, modifying, reproducing, or distributing the content without our prior written consent is prohibited. You agree not to commercially exploit the content of the website.
  • You must comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements related to your use of this website and refrain from using this website to distribute any information or data that conflicts with any regulations or legislation (including, but not limited to, regulations or legislation governing financial services, money laundering, or counterterrorism).
  • If necessary and you require essential access to third-party software to use this website, you will obtain a license for such software at your own expense (or at the expense of your employer, as applicable).
  • Accordingly, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the operation of the website according to your expectations or that it will be free from errors. We have the full and sole right without restrictions to update the website from time to time as we deem appropriate and at our sole discretion.
  • Regarding the following information (names and mailing addresses) obtained from direct communication forms or any other form officially issued by AUDI, the institute has the right to use and add them to its mailing lists for the purpose of disseminating our news, events and publications.

Any dispute or claim of whatever nature arising between you and the institute, arising from or related to this website or its subject matter, shall be governed by the laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the requirements of the competent authorities, and shall be construed accordingly. Users of this website must adhere to and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts or competent authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the purpose of any dispute or claim.

Contact Us

Should you have any inquiries or opinions regarding these Terms and Conditions of Use, including our Privacy and User Data Protection Policy, you may contact the website administration at the following email address: info@araburban.org

Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Date of Update: May 22, 2024