Terms of Use


The QFCA owns and operates the internet websites at www.qfc.qa and www.awards.qfc.qa (further referred to as the ‘Site’). By accessing any part of this website (further referred to as ‘Site’), you will be deemed to have expressly consented to these terms (further referred to herein as the ‘Terms’). Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using the information and services available through the Site.

In the Terms, ‘you’ and ‘your(s)’ means the user of the Site, and ‘we’, ‘our(s)’ and ‘us’ means the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (further referred to herein as ‘QFCA’).

The Terms relate to the use of the Site and materials contained herein as well as any electronic communications sent in connection with your use of the Site, such as (but not limited to) confirmation emails, follow-up emails, and email newsletters.

The Terms may be modified or revised at any time without notice. By using the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the Terms and the Terms will constitute a legal agreement between you and the QFCA. If you do not agree with any of the Terms or any change to the Terms, or cannot comply with the Terms , then please refrain from using the Site.

These Terms as well as your access to the Site is subject to and governed by Law No. (7) of 2005 on the Qatar Financial Centre (further referred to as ‘QFC’), as well as QFC Regulations and QFCA Rules, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles thereof.

Each provision of these Terms is individually severable. If any provision is or becomes illegal, unenforceable or invalid in any jurisdiction it is to be treated as being severed from these Terms in the relevant jurisdiction, but the rest of these Terms will not be affected. The legality, validity and enforceability of the provision in any other jurisdiction will not be affected.

Any dispute regarding these Terms or our use or handling of your personal information and general information shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre.


We do not guarantee or represent that the Site will be able to meet your requirements. You are using the Site at your sole risk.

The QFCA seeks to ensure that the information and materials on this Site (or sent in connection with your use of the Site) are correct at the time of inclusion but provides these without warranty or representation of any kind, whether express or implied. The QFCA does not accept any liability for inaccuracies, errors or omissions.

In no circumstances shall the QFCA be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise including but not limited to those arising from the use of or inability to use this Site, or any material contained in it (including any documents available for download as the case may be), or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this Site or any such material.

The materials on this Site do not and are not intended to constitute financial, legal or other professional advice. You should seek advice from a professional adviser.


The electronic versions of legislation and other official materials (including but not limited to regulations, rules, standards and principles, codes of practice, waivers and exemptions) on this Site, and any copies printed from them, are provided for convenience and information only. They are not the authoritative or definitive texts and should not be relied on as such. Official copies of legislation can be viewed at the offices of the QFCA or the QFC Regulatory Authority or obtained on request to them. A fee may be charged for particular items.

Certain Regulations and Rules appearing on this Site are, where so stated, in draft form and purely for information purposes. Descriptions and references in any material appearing on this Site to any such Regulations and Rules should be treated accordingly. The content of all draft material is subject to change and may differ from the final version. You may not rely on any such drafts either as a statement of the law or regulatory requirements nor as an indication of policy. Copies of the final versions of Regulations and Rules will appear under "LAWS AND REGULATIONS" on this Site once enacted or issued.

This site may contain material sent to the QFCA by third parties. You should note that the third parties are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit to the QFCA complies with applicable laws and the QFCA is not responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material. The QFCA reserves the right to omit, suspend or change any third-party material submitted as it considers appropriate.

At various points on this Site, you may be offered links to other sites, but these links are for information and convenience only and should you leave this Site via a link contained herein, you do so at your own risk. The QFCA does not control these sites and is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. These sites will have their own terms and policies and you are advised to read them carefully.

Service Access

The QFCA will use reasonable efforts to ensure this Site is available to you, without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. Due to the possibility of human and technical errors, the QFCA will not be liable if, for any reason, the Site is unavailable for a period of time.

The QFCA reserves the right to temporarily or permanently suspend the Site without any prior notice.

Intellectual Property

Except as otherwise expressly stated, the QFCA is the owner or is the approved licensee of the copyright and all other intellectual property contained in the Site, including but not limited to all text, images or links. All business names, service names, tag lines, or logotype distinguished in form, text, or otherwise from surrounding text (e.g. all capital letters), (collectively, "Marks") are trademarks owned by or licensed to the QFCA, unless otherwise noted. The Marks on the Site are variously protected by the laws of the State of Qatar and other countries. No use of any of these Marks may be made without the prior written authorization of the QFCA.


The QFCA owns the copyright and any other rights in this Site and all material on it, unless otherwise stated, and you are responsible for obeying all applicable laws relating to the intellectual property laws subsisting in this Site and the material on it.

The QFCA allows you to make copies of this Site as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it and the like. You may also print or store so much of the Site as is reasonable for personal use or for use within an individual firm or organisation, but material should not be copied, used or re-published in whole or in part without prior written permission from the QFCA and without acknowledging the source, either by the use of appropriate words or by our copyright notice (© Qatar Financial Centre Authority).

The QFCA agrees that you may print and download extracts from this Site on the following conditions:

Any copies of materials that you store on any storage medium may only be used for personal viewing purposes or for viewing within the organisation by which they were stored or saved;
Any extracts which are printed may only be used for personal viewing or for viewing within the organisation by which they were printed;
Neither pages saved or stored in any way, nor extracts printed, may be distributed to third parties, or sold or otherwise circulated for profit;
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 the QFCA’s prior written permission; and
Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.

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