Welcome to Alpinme.com, Alpin Limited’s website (the “Site”)! These terms of use (“Site Terms”) impose conditions on your access to this Site, and any use you make of it, so please read them carefully. They do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Alpin Limited (“Alpin”) or its subsidiaries or affiliates for other products or services.

Alpin reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modification will be effective upon posting of the revisions and notice of such changes to the Site. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of its changes or modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site.

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED BELOW, ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT CHANGES TO THE FOREGOING. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE SITE TERMS OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE.

Questions or comments about the Site or its contents should be directed to the Alpin webmaster.

Index of Provisions

Incorporated Policies or Terms
Site License and Access
Copyright
Copyright Complaints
Trademarks and Service Marks
Third-Party Content
Linking
Limitation on Liability
Applicable Law and Venue
Termination
Severability
Alpin YouTube Channel
Privacy Policy

Incorporated Policies or Terms

Privacy Policy. Alpin believes strongly in protecting individual user privacy and providing you notice of Alpin’s collection and use data, including personally identifying information, collected from the Site. Therefore, Alpin has adopted a Privacy Policy (LINK to Privacy Policy) that you should review in order to fully understand how Alpin collects and uses information.

Terms of Sale. Transactions with Alpin Sites offering products or services for purchase may be subject to Terms of Sale required as a condition to completion of the transaction. These Terms of Sale may be posted on the Alpin Site or set forth in a separate agreement with you. Your transactions will be governed by such Terms of Sale, therefore you should review them carefully.

Site License and Access

Alpin grants you a limited license to make personal use only of the Site. Such grant does not include, without limitation: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or content therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings or descriptions; (c) making derivative uses of the Site and its contents; or (d) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of Alpin or any third party.

You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Alpin trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including the images found at this Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without Alpin’s express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing an Alpin name, trademark, or product name without Alpin’s express written consent.

Any unauthorized use of this Site will terminate the permission or license granted by these Site Terms and may violate applicable law including copyright laws, trademark laws (including trade dress), and communications regulations and statutes. All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Copyright

All copyrighted and copyrightable materials on this Site, including, without limitation, the design, text, graphics, pictures, sound files and other files, and the selection and arrangement (“Materials”) thereof are copyrighted, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, by Alpin, Alpin’s Strategic Partners and/or third-party licensors. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Alpin or the respective copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the Materials on this Site for personal, non-commercial, and informational use only; provided that, you may not, without the permission of Alpin or the respective copyright owner, (a) copy, publish, or post any Materials on any computer network or broadcast or publications media, (b) modify the Materials, and (c) remove or alter any copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials.

Use of Copyrighted Material and Acknowledgement

Various media gleaned from the web have been used on this site. In all cases our consultants have worked on the projects which are referenced in the media. A special thanks to the following entities:

  • Aedas
  • Bently Reserve
  • BCCI
  • Dewan
  • Flad & Associates
  • Gensler
  • Goettsch Partners
  • Hilson Moran
  • Hilson Moran Italia
  • HOK
  • Oger International
  • Saudi Oger
  • SmithGroup
  • WSP
  • Msheireb Downtown Doha,
  • Al Fara’a
  • Bureau Expo
  • Royal Atlantis (Kerzer)
  • Al Hilal Bank
  • Dewan
  • Khatib and Alami

Copyright Complaints

Alpin respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted to this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Alpin’s copyright agent the following written information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Alpin’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Site can be reached as follows: [email protected]

Trademarks and Service Marks

Alpin, Alpin Limited, logos and product markings, and the products and services described in this Site (except those belonging to Alpin customers or partners), are among the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks owned by Alpin, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Alpin. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress owned by Alpin, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Alpin. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part without the prior written permission of such respective owners.

Third-Party Content

This Site may, from time to time, include discussion forums and interactive areas, including bulletin board services (“BBS”). Any forums and interactive areas of the Site shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. By using the forums or interactive areas, you agree not to do any of the following:

  • Upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this Site any message, data, information, text or other material (“Content”) that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
  • Upload or transmit any Content that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
  • Upload or transmit any Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such Content;
  • Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; and
  • Without Alpin’s written permission, distribute or publish unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail and spam.

Alpin takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Content posted or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of interactive services, if any, Alpin is only a forum and is not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by its users.

Enforcement. Alpin has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and Content associated with its forums and interactive areas. Alpin may investigate any reported violation of its policies or complaints and take any appropriate action that it deems appropriate. Such action may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspension or termination of service, and/or removal of posted Content. Alpin reserves the right and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any Content that violates these provisions or is otherwise objectionable. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect Alpin’s systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of Alpin’s business and systems, Alpin may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user profile information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and posted Content. Alpin’s right to disclose any such information shall govern over any terms of Alpin’s Privacy Policy.

Responsibility for Your Conduct. You shall remain solely liable for the Content of any messages or other information you upload or transmit to this Site, including the discussion forums or interactive areas of the Site. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Alpin from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorneys’ fees) made or incurred by any third party arising out of or relating to your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

Linking

Links to the Site. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site provided such link does not portray Alpin or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. You may not use an Alpin logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of Alpin to link to this Site without the express written permission of Alpin. This limited right may be revoked at any time.

Third-Party Links. Alpin makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party sites accessible by hyperlink from this Site, or third-party sites linking to this Site. The third-party linked sites are not under the control of Alpin and Alpin is not responsible for the content of any third-party linked site or any link contained in a third-party linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Alpin is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by Alpin of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the Alpin Site, you should be aware that Alpin’s terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of that site.

Disclaimers

“AS IS” BASIS. THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, DATA OR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTED BY, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITE, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. ALPIN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ON THE SITE. ALPIN DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. ALPIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT, OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE ALPIN ATTEMPTS TO ASSURE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IS SAFE, ALPIN CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Alpin reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Alpin.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL ALPIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS SITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ALPIN (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF ALPIN’S SITE EXCEED $5.00 OR THE COMPENSATION YOU PAID ALPIN, WHICHEVER IS LESS.

Certain laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations, may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights to those contained herein.

Applicable Law and Venue

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Masdar Freezone within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, applicable to agreements made and entirely to be performed within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions shall be filed only in federal court located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these terms and conditions.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these terms and conditions, Alpin reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Site.

Severability

If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Alpin YouTube Channel and/or Alpin Social Networking Sites

Our YouTube channel and Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter sites are places for you to learn more about Alpin. Neither Alpin Limited nor any of its subsidiaries are responsible for third party content posted or appearing on these sites, including but not limited to content and links posted by users. Alpin does not control or endorse nor is it responsible for third party content and makes no representations regarding the accuracy of content, information, opinions, claims, or advice shared here by Alpin fans.

Alpin does not condone or allow use of this community space for content not related to Alpin. We reserve the right to remove postings that are: (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive or misleading; (c) in violation of copyright or intellectual property laws; (d) contain advertising or SPAM; (e) and any other content that Alpin may deem inappropriate.

Alpin reserves the right to ban and block individuals who do not follow these basic rules of engagement. We are excited that you’ve decided to visit our social networking sites, and look forward to sharing our stories with you.

Privacy Policy

Alpin takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Statement describes the information that Alpin and our affiliates (collectively “Alpin” or “we”) collect through our website located at www.alpinme.com (the “Site”) and how we use that information. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully prior to using the Site. Your use of the Site signifies your agreement with the contents of this Privacy Statement.

Information Collection and Use

Alpin gathers “Personally Identifiable Information,” “Site Usage Data,” and “IP Addresses” through this Site. Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies a person as an individual, such as your name, company, and title, postal address, telephone number, or email address. Site Usage Data is aggregated information, demographic information, and any other information that does not reveal a person’s specific identity. An IP Address is the Internet Protocol address of the computer that you are using. Alpin may use your information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

  1. Personally Identifiable Information. You do not have to provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information to use this Site. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through the Site (e.g., email messages and event announcements) may require you to provide Personally Identifiable Information. We collect Personally Identifiable Information from you only when you voluntarily provide it to us. If and when it is collected, Alpin may use Personally Identifiable Information in the following ways:
    • Fulfillment of Requests and Communication. We process Personally Identifiable Information to comply with your requests, respond to your inquiries, and send you newsletters, publications or other information that you request. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you. We will further use Personally Identifiable Information to fulfill any other purposes for which it was provided, and as disclosed at the time the data are collected.
    • Internal Business Purposes. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, and other similar purposes.
    • Services. In addition to the purposes mentioned above, we may use Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes of providing architectural, design, consulting, and related services or events (“Services”).
  1. Site Usage Data. When you visit and interact with the Site, Alpin and third parties with whom Alpin has contracted to provide services to Alpin may collect Site Usage Data (for example, a catalog of the Site pages you visit). Such non-Personally Identifiable Information may include your MAC address, your computer type, screen resolution, OS version, and Internet browser. Site Usage Data may also include demographic data, such as your location. To enhance your experience on the Site, Alpin and our service providers may use cookies on the Site. Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual’s computer for recordkeeping and other purposes. We use cookies and other technologies to facilitate users ongoing access to and use of our Site. We and our service providers may also use various Internet technologies such as “pixel tags,” “action tags,” “web bugs,” “.gif tags,” “JavaScript” or similar technologies (together, “Tracking Tools”) in connection with Site pages and email messages in certain formats to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and email recipients, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. Tracking Tools allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Sites, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in email messages in certain formats, Tracking Tools can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. Alpin uses these technologies to customize and enhance the Internet experience of individual users. When you revisit the Site, we may recognize you by a Tracking Tool and customize your experience accordingly. For example, once you have completed the registration process, a Tracking Tool or cookie will be used to avoid having you register again. Because Site Usage Data does not personally identify you, we may use such information for any purpose. In addition, we reserve the right to share such Site Usage Data with third parties for any purpose. As an example, we may use aggregated Site Usage Data to help us improve the Site and the services that we provide through the Site. Please note that to the extent any Site Usage Data is linked with Personally Identifiable Information, such linked information will be treated as Personally Identifiable Information as long as it is linked.
  1. IP Addresses. When you visit and interact with the Site, Alpin and third parties with whom Alpin has contracted to provide services to Alpin may collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. This number is identified and logged automatically whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

Alpin does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve specifically requested, or under the following circumstances:

  1. We may provide your information to third parties who work on behalf of or with Alpin under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Alpin communicate with you about our services. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information;
  2. We also may use and/or disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to respond to requests from governmental or public authorities; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of Alpin and its affiliates, their partners and employees, the users of the Site, or the public.

By using the Site, you acknowledge and consent to the fact that Personally Identifiable Information provided by you or collected by us through your use of the Site may be stored and processed by us in the United States, Germany and/or the United Arab Emirates, which may provide a different level of data protection than that provided by your country of residence. You also acknowledge and consent to the fact that we may, at our discretion, store and process such data in other countries and will endeavor to protect the Personally Identifiable Information under our control wherever it is processed or stored.

Your Options

  1. Opting Out. We may from time to time send you updates and mailings relating to Alpin news/events that we think may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive marketing mailings from us, you may unsubscribe from these marketing mailings by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or by contacting us by email at [email protected]
  2. Reviewing, Changing, or Suppressing Personally Identifiable Information. To the extent permitted by the laws of your country, you may request to review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise modify any Personally Identifiable Information that you have previously provided through the Site, or object to the use of such Personally Identifiable Information by Alpin. You may exercise these rights by logging on to your subscriptions account on our Site or by contacting us at [email protected]

For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed therefrom. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared Personally Identifiable Information about you.

Confidentiality and Security

Alpin has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. Unfortunately, no data storage system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which Personally Identifiable Information is transmitted between your computer and our servers, or any Personally Identifiable Information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site. If you believe your connection to our Site is no longer secure, please notify us as soon as possible.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time without notice. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site signifies your agreement with the contents of this Privacy Statement. You can determine if the Privacy Statement has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Your use of our Site following such revision constitutes your acceptance of the contents of the Privacy Statement as amended or revised by us, and you should therefore review the Privacy Statement regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms.