Terms & Conditions

1. General Terms and Conditions of use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of this website (“this site”), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of this site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use this site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use this site, as these will apply to your use of this site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using this site, 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 of use, you must not use this site.

2. Age Limit

Users of this site who are under the age of 18 shall not register as a user of this site and shall not transact on or use this site.

3. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These website terms & conditions of use, their subject matter and their formation (including any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the laws of the UAE, as applicable in the Abu Dhabi Global Market. We both agreed to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

4. Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

5. Changes to this site

We may update this site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on this site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that this site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

6. Accessing this site

This site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that this site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to this site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of this site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason this site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this site.

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

This site is directed to people residing in the United Arab Emirates. We do not represent that content available on or through this site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of this site or any service or product described on this site to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access this site from outside the United Arab Emirates, you do so at your own risk.

7. Your use of this site

In using this site you agree that you shall not:

  • do anything to encourage, procure or carry out any criminal activity;
  • use this site for any purpose other than your personal use;
  • use this site for any purpose that is against any law;
  • email, transmit or otherwise disseminate any content which is in our sole opinion defamatory, obscene, in breach of copyright or any other third party rights, vulgar or indecent or may have the effect of being harassing, threatening, abusive or hateful or that otherwise degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability or is otherwise unlawful;
  • advertise or promote third party or your own products or services including by way of the distribution of ‘spam’ email;
  • transfer files that contain viruses, trojans or other harmful programs; and/or
  • access or attempt to access the accounts of other users or penetrate or attempt to penetrate this site’s security measures.

We reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to this site at any time without notice at our discretion if we have reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of the restrictions above.

8. Viruses

We do not guarantee that this site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access this site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse this site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this site, the server on which this site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this site. You must not attack this site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence. 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 this site will cease immediately.

9. Linking to this 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 this site in any website that is not owned by you.

This site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in this paragraph ‎9.

If you wish to make any use of content on this site other than that set out above, please contact academy@adgm.com.

10. Third Party Links

Where this site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.

In particular, we have no liability as a result of you using third party payment providers to effect customer payments.

11. Payment Terms and Conditions, Refund Policy

If you purchase any goods and/or services on this site, which includes any application processing or registration services, payment for such goods and/or services must be made in full and in advance.

Any payments, once made, are not refundable even if, for example, an application is rejected.

You may request a refund if we have made an error in the application processing. If, however, such errors are corrected and your application is still rejected, the refund will not be made.

Where a refund is due in accordance with this paragraph ‎11, such refunds will be credited to your original means of payment.

12. User Accounts

User accounts are opened only to facilitate access to our goods and/or services, such as online application facilities. Users can request account access to be terminated by contacting the ADGM Registry.

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 academy@adgm.com.

13. Cancellation Policy

Users may cancel an application at any time prior to payment and submission. Once paid for and submitted, applications cannot be cancelled.

14. Services Pricing

A description of the Company Registration services provided by the ADGM Registrar, along with any applicable charges, can be found on this site.

We may change these charges at any time by amending the relevant part of this site.

15. Method of Payment

Users may pay for goods and/or services online via Credit Card or debit card.

Users may also request to make a manual payment via other payment methods. Depending on the method of payment the service fees may be slightly higher than online credit card payment method.

We currently accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards or debit cards.

All payments must be made in US$ or AED, unless otherwise agreed in writing in advance.

All payment information provided to us, including credit card, debit card and bank account information, and any related personal information, will not be stored, sold or shared with any third parties.

16. Limitation of Our Liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by any applicable law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to this site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user 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, this site;
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on this site.
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on this site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability may apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of certain goods and/or services to you, which will be communicated to you in writing from time to time.

17. Service Delivery

All services are delivered online, via email, or in the case of requested special documents by post.

Services will not be provided to any of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions countries in accordance with the laws of UAE.

18. Legislation

The definitive version of the Regulations and any other subordinate legislation at any particular time is the version published in the online Regulations. The definitive version of an ADGM publication other than the Regulations is the original, printed one, and where required under Regulations the certified copy from an ADGM authority.

Draft Regulations contained in consultation papers are subject to change and may differ from the final version. You may not rely on any such drafts as a statement of the legislative requirements nor as an indication of policy. Copies of the final version of Laws or Regulations relevant to ADGM will be published on this site once enacted or made.

19. Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise stated, we own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights in this site and in all materials published on this site. Those rights are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print one copy, and download extracts, from this site and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on this site on the following conditions:

  • the material on this site is for personal use or for use within an individual firm or organisation;
  • neither pages saved to disk or stored in any other way, nor extracts printed, may be distributed to third parties or sold or otherwise circulated for profit; and
  • 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.

You must not reproduce or store any part of this site on any other website or include it in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service, without our prior written permission.

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

You must not use any part of the content on this 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 this site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use this site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

20. Disclaimer

The content on this site is provided on an “as is” basis and is 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 this site.

Whilst we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on this site is correct, we make no express or implied warranty, representation or guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. We do not accept any liability for error or omission.

Several Federal and other UAE Laws have been translated into English and appear on this site for general information purposes only. We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such translations and therefore, bear no responsibility for any reliance placed on the same. Accordingly, interested parties are directed to the original definitive Arabic versions which appear in the official gazette.

Part of this site contains material sent to us by third parties. These third parties are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit to us complies with national and relevant foreign law. We are not responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in such materials. We also reserve the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted.

The materials on this site do not constitute financial or other professional advice. You should consult your professional adviser if you require financial or other advice.

21. Privacy and cookies

For information on how we collect and use personal information please see our Privacy Policy (https://www.adgm.com/privacy-policy). For information on cookies and other similar devices we use and how to set your cookie preferences, please see our Cookie Policy (https://www.adgm.com/privacy-policy).

22. Contact us

To contact us, please email academy@adgm.com.

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