Terms and Conditions
Terms, Conditions, and Safety Policies for https://arabz.ca
(“Arabz”) Updated: May 16, 2023
Table of contents
- Your Account
- Using Arabz.ca
- Fees and Services
- Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
By accessing Arabz.ca you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that Arabz.ca works for everyone. This policy is effective September 01, 2015.
In order to access and use some or a portion of the Services, you may be required to register with us and set up an account with your email address/user name and a password (your “Account”). The email address you provide will be your email address, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. Therefore, you should protect your password and make your password difficult for others to guess. If you believe your Account may have been compromised or misused, contact us immediately at Arabz.ca Customer Support.
You will post in the appropriate category/Listing or area and will not do any of the following inappropriate things:
Be false or misleading;
Infringe any third-party right;
Distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Arabz.ca or the interests or property of Arabz.ca users;
Impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of the Arabz.ca;
Copy, modify, or distribute any other person’s content;
Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access Arabz.ca and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
Bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to Arabz.ca.
Please use the ‘Contact Us’ to tell us about any problems or offensive content so that together we can keep the Services site working properly. We may limit or terminate our Services, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Arabz.ca if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off Arabz.ca or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring Arabz.ca or for unauthorized or unlawful content on Arabz.ca or use of Arabz.ca by users.
Fees and Services
At Arabz, we strive to provide a user-friendly platform that connects businesses with the Arab community in Canada. Our basic listing services are offered free of charge to ensure accessibility for businesses of all sizes. However, we also offer additional services and features that can enhance your business listing and provide increased visibility. Please note the following details regarding fees and services:
- Basic Listing: The basic listing service on Arabz.ca is free of charge. It allows businesses to showcase their products or services to our diverse user base. A basic listing includes essential business information such as contact details, address, and a brief description.
- Featured Ads: For businesses looking to stand out and increase their visibility, we offer a featured ads service. With a featured ad, your business listing will be highlighted and prominently displayed on our platform for a specified duration. This service comes with an associated fee, and the cost may vary depending on the duration and placement of the featured ad.
- Enhanced Content: We provide an opportunity for businesses to enhance their listing by adding additional content. This may include high-quality images, detailed descriptions, special offers, or links to their website or social media platforms. Enhanced content helps businesses attract more attention and engage potential customers. Fees for enhanced content options may apply, and the pricing will depend on the specific features chosen.
- Advertising Packages: We offer various advertising packages to suit different business needs and budgets. These packages provide a combination of featured ads, enhanced content, and other promotional opportunities to maximize your business’s visibility on Arabz.ca. The fees for advertising packages vary based on the package’s components and duration.
Please note that all fees and charges associated with our additional services are subject to change. We recommend contacting our team directly for the most up-to-date information on pricing and available services.
- Ownership of Content: All content displayed on Arabz, including but not limited to text, images, logos, graphics, videos, and audio, is the property of Arabz and is protected by copyright laws and other intellectual property rights. The content may not be reproduced, distributed, modified, or used without explicit permission from Arabz.
- User-Generated Content: Arabz may allow users to submit content, such as reviews, comments, or suggestions, to the platform. By submitting content, you grant Arabz a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, modify, reproduce, and distribute the content for the purpose of promoting or improving the services provided by Arabz.
- Content Accuracy: Arabz strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information on its platform. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any content displayed on our website. Users should verify the information independently before making any decisions based on the content provided.
- Prohibited Content: You agree not to submit, post, or display any content on Arabz that is unlawful, harmful, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or infringes upon the rights of others. Arabz reserves the right to remove or refuse to display any content that violates these terms and conditions.
- Content Moderation: Arabz may moderate user-generated content to ensure compliance with these terms and conditions. While we make reasonable efforts to monitor and moderate content, we do not assume any liability for user-generated content or any actions resulting from it.
- Third-Party Content:Arabz may display content provided by third parties, including advertisements, links, or information related to businesses listed on our platform. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or quality of any third-party content. Users are encouraged to exercise caution and discretion when interacting with such content.
- Reporting Inaccurate or Inappropriate Content:If you believe that any content on Arabz is inaccurate or violates our terms and conditions, please report it to us using the designated reporting feature or by contacting our support team. We will review the reported content and take appropriate action as necessary.
- Modification of Terms and Conditions:Arabz reserves the right to modify or update these terms and conditions for content at any time without prior notice. It is your responsibility to review the terms periodically and comply with the most current version.
- Limitation of Liability:Arabz and its affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the use or inability to use the content on our platform, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
- Governing Law: These terms and conditions for content shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
- Accuracy of Information:While Arabz strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information displayed on our platform. The content provided on Arabz is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. Users are advised to independently verify the information and make their own judgments and decisions.
- Third-Party Businesses and Services:Arabz serves as a platform to connect users with businesses and services catering to the Arab community in Canada. We do not endorse or guarantee the quality, reliability, legality, or suitability of any third-party businesses or services listed on our platform. Users are solely responsible for their interactions and transactions with these businesses, and Arabz shall not be held liable for any damages, losses, or disputes arising from such interactions.
- User Responsibility:Users of Arabz acknowledge and agree that their use of the platform is at their own risk. It is the user’s responsibility to exercise caution, conduct due diligence, and make informed decisions when engaging with businesses or services listed on our platform. Arabz shall not be liable for any damages, losses, or harm resulting from such interactions.
- Availability and Technical Issues:Arabz strives to maintain the availability and functionality of its platform, but we do not guarantee uninterrupted or error-free access. We shall not be held responsible for any technical issues, including but not limited to website downtime, system failures, or data loss. Users are advised to use the platform responsibly and take appropriate measures to protect their devices and data.
- External Links:Arabz may provide links to external websites or resources that are not controlled or owned by us. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the content, accuracy, or availability of these external websites. Users are encouraged to review the terms and policies of any linked websites before accessing or using them.
- Limitation of Liability:To the maximum extent permitted by law, Arabz and its affiliates, directors, employees, and agents shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the use or inability to use our platform, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, data, or other intangible losses. This limitation of liability applies regardless of the cause of action, whether based on contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory.
- Indemnification:By using Arabz, you agree to indemnify and hold Arabz and its affiliates, directors, employees, and agents harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, expenses, or demands, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of your use of the platform, violation of these terms and conditions, or infringement of any rights of a third party.
- Modification of Terms:Arabz reserves the right to modify or update these disclaimers and limitations of liability at any time without prior notice. By continuing to use the platform, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the most current version of these terms.
If you do not agree with any part of these disclaimers and limitations of liability, please refrain from using Arabz’s platform. Your use of the platform indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
These terms and the other policies posted on Arabz.ca Services constitute the entire agreement between Arabz.ca and you, superseding any prior agreements. This agreement is governed by the laws of Canada. We both submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Canadian Government. This will not affect your statutory rights if you are a consumer and applicable consumer law requires the application of another law for certain topics. If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later.
Ownership and Usage of Arabz.ca Applications
Arabz.ca owns or is the licensee to all right, title, and interest in and to its Applications, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and any and all other proprietary rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof. You shall not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any Application. Furthermore, you shall not remove, obscure, or alter Arabz.ca’s copyright notice, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to, contained within, or accessed in conjunction with or by any Arabz.ca Application.
Prohibited Activities on Arabz.ca Canada
The following activities are prohibited on Arabz.ca:
- Posting an item for sale/rent that is illegal to own, buy, or sell in your area of residence.
- Posting duplicate listings in multiple categories or multiple cities.
- Posting listings using multiple different email addresses.
- Posting a listing that serves no other purpose other than to send traffic to a website.
- Posting a multi-level marketing or other prohibited job.
- Posting a listing containing a list of keywords not directly related to the item being sold.
- Posting a listing that contains adult, mature, or erotic content. Personals are not allowed.
- Posting a listing that defames anyone or contains “hate speech.”
- Posting opinions, notices, and discussion topics which should instead be posted on social media sites.
- Posting a listing in an incorrect or misleading category or with misleading information.
Users must be at least 16 years old to post listings on their own. Listings for our younger users must be posted by an adult for security reasons.
Compliance with Laws and Policies
Any listings that do not comply with Arabz.ca policies will be removed from the site. Additionally, users who violate such policies may be blocked from using Arabz.ca in the future. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable laws relating to the items you list, rent, buy, or sell on Arabz.ca.
Our general rule is that you may not list, rent, buy, or sell items or services that are illegal to own, buy, or sell in your province of residence, or that are not bought or sold in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Please remember that Arabz.ca reserves the right to enforce its policies and take appropriate action to maintain the integrity and safety of the platform.
At Arabz.ca, we have guidelines regarding posting duplicate listings to ensure the platform remains organized and user-friendly. Please note the following rules:
- Relevant Category: When posting an ad, make sure to select the most relevant category for your listing. If you are uncertain about which category to choose, try searching for similar ads to determine the appropriate category. Posting the same ad in multiple categories is not permitted and will result in the removal of the duplicate listings from Arabz.ca.
- Location-specific Listings: It is important to post your listing in the Arabz.ca site that is nearest to your location. Keep in mind that users who are willing to travel may search across provinces to find your listing. Posting the same ad in multiple locations is not allowed and will be removed from Arabz.ca.
- Multiple Locations: However, if your business has multiple physical locations, you are permitted to add a saparate listing for each address. You are indeed allowed to create separate listings for each physical address of your business if you have multiple locations. This will help users find your business more easily and accurately based on their preferred location. When adding multiple listings for different addresses of the same business, please ensure that each listing corresponds to the specific location it represents.
- Condensed Listings for Multiple Services: If your business offers multiple services, we encourage you to consolidate the information as much as possible. Rather than creating individual ads for each service, please include all the facets of your services within a single ad. This helps to streamline the browsing experience for users and avoids unnecessary duplication of listings.
By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to the clarity and efficiency of Arabz.ca, ensuring a better experience for all users. If you have any further questions or need assistance with posting your listings, please feel free to reach out to us.
At Arabz, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our users. While the majority of interactions on Arabz.ca are positive, it’s essential to remain vigilant and take precautions to protect yourself from potential scams or fraudulent activities. Here are some guidelines to ensure your safety while using our platform:
- In-Person Transactions: Whenever possible, we recommend conducting transactions locally and in-person. This allows you to inspect the product or service firsthand and exchange funds directly. Arrange to meet in public places with a significant number of people around, such as coffee shops or community centers.
- Cash Transactions: For added security, it is advisable to use cash for in-person transactions. Avoid sending or wiring money to sellers, renters, or buyers through services like PayPal, Amazon Payments, Google Wallet/Checkout, Canada Post, Western Union, or MoneyGram. Scammers may exploit these platforms and even falsify documents from legitimate companies. It’s best to keep transactions local and in cash.
- Protecting Personal Information: Safeguard your personal and banking information while using Arabz.ca. Avoid sharing sensitive details like your social insurance number or bank account number online. Exercise caution when responding to emails asking for account confirmation or password changes that you did not request. These could be phishing attempts to gain unauthorized access to your account. Remember, Arabz.ca will never request such information via email.
- Reporting Suspicious Activity: If you encounter any fraudulent activity or receive suspicious emails or ads from other community members, please report them to Arabz.ca. Your vigilance helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone. In case of fraud, consider filing a police report and contacting us to provide necessary information.
- Exercise Common Sense: Use your judgment and apply common sense throughout your transactions. If an offer seems too good to be true, it’s advisable to be cautious and investigate further. Trust your instincts and proceed with care.
Safety Tips for Sellers
When selling items on Arabz.ca, we recommend using our website and conducting in-person transactions. Exercise caution when dealing with users who:
- Offer to post your ads on their website: Avoid individuals who approach you with offers to post your ads on their websites. Stick to using Arabz.ca as your primary platform.
- Offer to sell your items on your behalf: Be wary of users who claim to sell your items for you, usually for a fee. We cannot validate the legitimacy of these users, and there is a risk of fraudulent activity.
- Offer consignment services: Exercise caution with any service that involves consignment or similar arrangements. We cannot guarantee the authenticity or reliability of such services.
Safely Completing Transactions
Keep the following guidelines in mind to ensure safe transactions:
- Prioritize Face-to-Face Transactions: Whenever possible, conduct transactions in person. Meet the buyer or seller at a mutually agreed-upon location to exchange the item and funds. Only finalize the transaction after thoroughly inspecting the item.
- Be Alert for Red Flags: Be cautious of any buyer, renter, or seller who attempts to move the transaction to a different website or suggests alternative payment methods, such as mail, wire transfer, or any method that does not involve a face-to-face exchange of cash.
By following these safety measures and using common sense, you can minimize risks and have a secure experience on Arabz.ca. Remember, your safety is our priority, and we encourage you to report any suspicious activity or fraudulent behavior to help maintain a safe community.