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 email@example.com or telephone +1 718 425 3169
• BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
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
If you receive additional services or applications from us, our terms and conditions of supply will also apply.
• 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 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.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
• 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.
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:
does not otherwise violate any of the copyright, patent, trademark, trade name, trade secrets or any rights of any third party;
is true, accurate, complete and complies with all relevant laws; and
does not contain:
information that is discriminatory or promotes discrimination;
information that is defamatory, threatening, harassing, obscene, explicit, offensive, or otherwise objectionable, or that may be considered culturally or religiously offensive in any way;
anything which may not be considered to be in compliance with general local law, Islamic law, rules, morals, values, ethics and traditions; or
information that may threaten national security.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on email@example.com
• OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any additional services to you, which will be set out in the relevant terms and conditions of supply.
We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to DFA and our Site or any content on it.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, DFA or our Site;
any Transport Contract (defined below) entered into by you; or
use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site.
In particular, we will not be liable for:
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
• YOUR OBLIGATIONS
You represent, warrant and agree that:
you will pay your membership fees on time and as set out in any invoice;
you have full power and authority to enter into these terms and conditions, and have full power to execute and perform your obligations under these terms and conditions;
you shall fully comply and will at all times continue to fully comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations;
If you create or use a membership on behalf of a business entity, you represent that you are authorised to act on behalf of such business and bind the business to these terms and conditions. Such membership and/or account is deemed to be owned and controlled by the business entity;
you own or have the authority to grant the rights and licenses granted to us by you under these terms and conditions;
any content you submit as part of your use of the Site and DFA does not violate the rights of any third party anywhere in the world including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights (whether registered or not);
the documents and information submitted during the DFA application process are true, accurate, current and complete, and you will maintain and update all information as applicable;
you are solely responsible for obtaining all required licenses, permits and certifications for the content that you submit, post or display on the Site;
neither you, your company, its directors, officers nor affiliates are the subject of any trade restrictions, sanctions or other legal restrictions of any country, international organization or other jurisdiction;
you will promptly respond to all communications with members (within 24 hours) and quote rates with full detail in writing in a timely manner;
you will inform DF Alliance of any delinquencies and report any dispute, financial or otherwise, involving another DFA member; and
you will keep DF Alliance informed promptly of any changes to your company’s name, key staff, key contact details, and other information as required.
Furthermore you represent, warrant and agree that you will not:
use the Site to defraud any person or entity;
impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
manipulate feedback through multiple user accounts or third parties by leaving positive feedback for yourself or unjustified negative feedback for another user; or
engage in any activity that would create liability for us.
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?
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.