ADGM eCourts Platform (“Platform”) is a platform for online services provided by ADGM Courts. The Platform is owned, hosted and maintained by Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”).
These Terms and Conditions govern your access to and the use of the Platform, including the information and materials contained on the Platform (the “Content”).
By accessing or using the Platform, including the Content, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or use the Platform or the Content.
Access to specific areas of the Platform requires you to be a registered user and to be issued with a unique username and password.
When more than one person within your organisation requires access to the Platform, those persons must register with a unique username and password.
By registering, you certify that the information you provide is accurate and pertains only to you. As a registered user of the Platform, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. Your username and password must not be shared with any other person. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.
You agree to notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorised use of your username and password or any other breach of security connected with your account.
As part of the registration process, you will be required to provide certain contact information including an email address and contact telephone number for the purpose of email and/or SMS notifications. It is your responsibility to provide ADGM Courts with up-to-date and accurate contact information. Any such failure in this regard could have adverse consequences for lawyers and their clients.
Access and use
You may access and use Content provided through the Platform only as necessary for the proper use of the site’s online services, including for the purposes of litigation in which you are involved as a party or legal representative. There is no right to use, reproduce or adapt the information or develop derivative products from the Content or to use it for any other purpose. Use and distribution of the Content is subject to applicable legal restrictions and Court Rules (for example, see Rule 89 ‘Use of disclosed documents’).
No user of the Platform shall: (1) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activity being conducted on the site; (2) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or making up the site; or (3) attempt to delete or alter any material posted by any other person or entity.
By using the Platform, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws, rules and policies of ADGM and ADGM Courts.
Governing Laws and dispute resolution
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of ADGM.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions, or your use of the Platform (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of ADGM Courts.
Third Party Links
The Platform has links to third-party sites, including social media and payment gateways. When you access or are directed to these sites, you are subject to their terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences. You should read these documents before you use any of these sites.
Relying on Information
All information and material found on the Platform is for informational purposes only. The information and material on the Platform does not constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the material.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. However, ADGM Courts use website security measures consistent with current best practice to protect the data you transmit from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, during transmission to ADGM Courts or while stored on either our web server or on the web servers of parties engaged by ADGM Courts. A range of network security controls shall be put in place to ensure the security of data in networks and the protection of connected services from unauthorised access. Such controls shall include the following:
- encrypting data sent from your computer or smart device to our systems or systems of parties engaged by ADGM Courts during internet transactions;
- employing firewalls, intrusion detection systems and virus scanning tools to prevent unauthorised persons and viruses from entering our systems; and
- using dedicated secure networks or encryption when we transmit electronic data.
When using the Platform, you must not introduce viruses, worms, logic bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must make sure that the way that you use the Platform does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code of other forms of interference which could damage your computer system.
You must not try to gain unauthorised access to any parts of the Platform to which you are not entitled to.
ADGM Courts will endeavour to ensure the Platform, and any other applications upon which it is dependent, will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. However, there is no warranty that the Platform will be available at all times or at any particular time.
Materials, including source code, documents and online graphics, audio and video in the Platform are protected by law. The intellectual property rights in those materials are owned by, or licensed to, ADGM Courts.
Other than as provided for under ‘Access and Use’ above, the information and materials, including pages and content, may not be copied, distributed, modified, published or transmitted in any other manner, including for use for creative work or to sell or promote other products. Violation of this provision may result in the infringement of intellectual property and contractual rights of ADGM Courts, or other parties, which is prohibited by law and could result in substantial civil penalties.
We reserve the right to adjust existing fees and introduce new fees as may be required.
Notifications and Service of Documents
Email and/or SMS notifications will be sent to you about ADGM Courts’ cases. Pursuant to Practice Direction 1 of ADGM Courts, service of all documents, except one which commences a Claim, will be effected on all parties who have appeared in a case by the Court’s acceptance of the document and its placement on the Court file via the Platform (at which time those parties will be sent an email and/or SMS notification informing them that the document is on the Court file).
While email and/or SMS notification is an automated process, ADGM Courts do not represent or warrant that these emails and/or SMS notifications will always be received by you. ADGM Courts strongly recommend that you access the Platform on a regular basis (at least daily) to review notifications for each of your cases.
Variations in terms and conditions
We may change our Terms and Conditions from time to time. The revised Terms and Conditions will be available via the Platform. You should visit this page from time to time and review the current Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you. We may modify or discontinue any information or features that form part of the Platform at any time, with or without notice to you, and without liability.