The First Item: Introduction

  • This policy sets out the usage and publication guidelines upon visiting the website (www.iau.edu.sa) and other subsidiary sites owned and managed by the university. Therefore, please read carefully this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use before using the website.
  • Your access to and use of the site is conditioned on your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and compliance with them. These policies and terms apply to all visitors and users of the university's website, and if you do not agree to these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please refrain from using the website.
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time as necessary or in the event of any violation of the site's publishing and content management policies, without the need for prior notice. The university also reserves the right to restrict access to any part or the entire website without prior notice.
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University implements a comprehensive and strict information security policy, and access to personally identifiable information is only permitted to authorized employees who are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information in accordance with the applicable regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University has the right to take all necessary measures to protect against any loss or misuse of the website or the information contained therein. The university does not assume any legal responsibility for any damage suffered by any party or user of the website as a result of violating the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shall be the applicable laws in any disputes arising from the violation of these policies and terms of use.

The Second Item: Acceptable Use Terms

Upon entering and using the university's website, you agree and commit to:

  • Not engaging in illegal activities.
  • Not distorting or using the university's identity in any offensive content or materials.
  • Not using the website as a means for unauthorized access to the university's information technology systems.
  • Using the university's website for work-related purposes only.
  • Not downloading non-work-related media such as:
    • Peer-to-peer software and file-sharing software.
    • Movies, games, music, software, scripts, etc.
  • Not using unlicensed software or other intellectual properties.
  • Not using techniques allowing bypassing proxies or firewalls to access the Internet.
  • Not downloading or installing software/tools on the university's website without prior permission from the Cybersecurity Administration.
  • Not conducting any security scans to discover vulnerabilities, including penetration testing, monitoring the university's networks and systems, or external networks and systems, without prior permission from the Cybersecurity Administration.
  • Not using any robots, spiders, deep links, scrapers, or other automated means, methodologies, algorithms, devices, or any manual process to monitor or copy the university's website or any of its web pages without written permission from the relevant authorities at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University.
  • Not framing, squeezing back, overlaying, or using other techniques to insert or display the website, or any trademarks, logos, content, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) embedded on the website, using any third-party software or content.
  • Not using any descriptive marks or any other "hidden text" or using names or trademarks of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University without prior written consent.
  • Not using any device or program that interferes with the normal functions of the website, or engaging in any suspicious activity that imposes excessive or disproportionate load on the website's infrastructure as determined by the university at its discretion.

The Third Item: Publishing Rights and Responsibilities

The website and its content are protected under copyright laws in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You may not reproduce, modify, or distribute any texts, graphics, videos, audio, or any other content on the website without prior written permission from the university.

The website may contain links to other websites of third parties not under the control of the university, and the university does not assume any responsibility for the content of any third-party website. Inclusion of any link is for convenience purposes only and does not imply any endorsement or support by the university for any of the ideas or orientations found on the websites or any connection or relationship with their operators. The university disclaims any responsibility regarding your access to any links listed on the website, and you must comply with the guidelines regarding the inclusion of university links unless otherwise provided in an agreement between you and the university. The link or its position or other features should not give the false impression that your institution or entity is sponsored by or affiliated with or associated with the university. Accordingly, the university reserves the full right to revoke its approval of the link at any time at its discretion.

The Fourth Item: Additional Policies

  • When using the university's website, you confirm and agree to comply with the university's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and any other policies governing the use of this website by the university and its various departments.
    To view the policies governing the university's website, click here.
  • The university's website relies on a set of security standards to ensure the confidentiality of all information displayed, stored, or exchanged with users. These standards include the encryption of stored information, the imposition of strict password restrictions to ensure the use of appropriately complex passwords, as well as the imposition of high security standards on all equipment and servers of the university's website at the Deanship of Information and Communication Technology at the university, where the Deanship is equipped with the latest protection devices in addition to deploying the best types of antivirus software on all available servers at the Deanship.
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University is committed to protecting personal data from leakage, damage, loss, misappropriation, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access, as well as preserving the privacy of users' data in its systems and website, and maintaining the confidentiality of users' information in its various systems in order to provide high-quality service to all users.
  • The university collects data to improve its services to users, for example: our email notifications, content assessment and service evaluation feature, responding to any comments sent to it, sending email notifications to users who request them and subscribe to them, providing users with information or newsletters about the university and its services, as well as monitoring website usage to identify security threats.
  • The university applies appropriate security measures to protect data and share it in a safe and reliable environment in accordance with relevant regulations and legislation, and in accordance with what is issued by the National Cybersecurity Authority, and adheres to ethical practices during the data sharing process to ensure its use within a framework of justice, integrity, honesty, and respect.

    Relevant legislation includes:

The Fifth Item: Compliance with the Law

  • It is necessary to carefully read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use before entering or participating in any transactions on the university's website and its affiliated sites. Your use or participation in these sites implies your reading of these policies and terms of use and your agreement to comply with them.
  • Adherence to these policies and terms of use is mandatory, and access to the website is prohibited from any party or entity where such access or the content of the site is illegal. Those who choose to access the website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all applicable laws. Any violation of these policies and terms of use will result in the coordination of the Deanship of Information and Communication Technology at the university with other relevant entities within the university or specialized security authorities to take corrective actions. The level of measures applied will be commensurate with the level of violation determined by the investigations, and these measures may include, but are not limited to, preventing the publication of content on the website or terminating, restricting, or suspending the user's right to access and use the website.

The Sixth Item: General and Limited Disclaimer

The university provides the website, including all information, materials, programs, and services, without any warranty of any kind to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The university does not provide any guarantees regarding the website, including without limitation all content on the university's website or through it, in addition to all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement of rights. While the content available through the website is accurate at the time of preparation, the university does not provide any warranty regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any such content, and the university and the operators and managers of the website shall not be liable for any resulting consequences, loss, or damage that may occur to the user or any third party due to the use of the university's websites and services. Therefore, you should verify any content before relying on it. The university does not provide any warranties that the use of the website is complete or error-free.

The Seventh Item: Violations

The university reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to take necessary actions in accordance with the law and fairly regarding violations of these policies and terms of use, including the right to terminate access to the entire website or a specific internet address at any time without prior notice for any reason.

The Eighth Item: Updating the Policy

  • The last update to this policy was made on March 24, 2024 AD.
  • The use of the university's website includes several terms and conditions subject to continuous updates and changes as needed, as the university reserves the right to change the terms from time to time as it deems appropriate. Any modification or update to any of these terms and conditions becomes effective immediately upon adoption by the competent authority, requiring users to continuously review the terms of use and disclaimers to know of any updates. These changes, modifications, additions, or deletions take effect immediately upon publication unless otherwise stated. The university does not assume any duty or obligation to notify previous users of the website of any changes made, regardless of the scope or importance of the changes. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the terms of use. Your continued use of the website after the publication of changes constitutes your agreement to these changes.
Published on: 25 April 2022
Last update on: 03 April 2024
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