Terms and Conditions

• WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

DF Alliance is a subscription membership platform which enables members to connect with freight forwarders and provide networking opportunities

DFA is accessed via df-alliance.com. DFA and the Site is provided by DF Alliance FZE. We are registered in the United Arab Emirates under Jebel Ali Free Zone Licence Number 183847 and have our business address at 5th Floor, Jafza 17, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, UAE

To contact us, please email info@df-alliance.com or telephone +1 718 425 3169

• BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS

By using our Site and/or becoming a member of DF Alliance, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our Site or become a member of DF Alliance.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

• THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Site:

• WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

• WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE

We may update and change our Site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, users' needs and our business priorities.

• WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

• YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at sales@df-alliance.com

• HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

• DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE

The content on our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Site

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.

• WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

• CONTENT

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values.

Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site in our sole discretion.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

You represent, warrant and agree that any content that you submit, post or display on the Site:

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on sales@df-alliance.com

• OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU

• YOUR OBLIGATIONS

You represent, warrant and agree that:

Furthermore you represent, warrant and agree that you will not:

We have the right to remove a posting or listing or suspend or terminate any membership, if there is a violation or suspected violation of these terms and conditions.

• OUR ROLE AS PROVIDER OF DFA AND THE SITE

You acknowledge that DFA is a platform that enables shippers and freight forwarders to network and connect.

Accordingly, you understand and agree that in providing the Site and DFA, DF Alliance (a) does not perform transport services, including without limitation, shipping services or freight transportation services, nor does it function as an intermediary, agent or broker in negotiating the terms of any transport agreement (Transport Agreement); (b) is not a party to any Transport Agreement, has no control over any element of such Transport Agreement, nor does it have control over whether the parties perform their respective obligations under such Transport Agreement and, insofar as the law allows, shall have no liability towards any party in connection with such Transport Agreement or any loss, liability or damages arising therefrom.

• WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM

We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

• RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our Site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

• MEMBERSHIP FEES

If you are accepted by us as a member of DFA, then an annual membership fee will be payable as set out on the Site (“Membership Fee”). This Membership Fee is non-refundable. We reserve the right to increase your Membership Fee at the end of any year of your DFA membership. The Membership Fee does not cover the cost of any additional applications or services that you received from us, or any member or our Group and such applications will be subject to the relevant terms and conditions of supply.

• WHICH COUNTRY'S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the laws of the United Arab Emirates as applicable in Dubai and Dubai courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

Digital Freight Alliance together with SeaRates, AirRates and LandRates are the part of DP World corporation, with the legal entity behind it, registered in Dubai - BurjTrade FZE, Reg. No 220600.