Sometimes the boring stuff has to be said. So here it is.
The following definitions will apply for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions
“You” The person visiting the Site or using the mobile application
“Member” Validly registered user of the Services
“Site Content” Information published by Members on the Services, including restaurant information, reviews, ratings, comments
“Services” the group of services we make available, the purpose of which is to assist users in gathering information on restaurants, contributing opinions and information on restaurants and discovering new dining experiences
“Site”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “HalalGems” www.HalalGems.com or any other websites or mobile applications we use to provide the Services
“Restaurant Owners” Validly registered Members who are designated as the main source of information for their restaurant
Introduction and Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
These Services are offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. You will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions by using this Site or mobile application, regardless of whether or not you register as a Member
If you do not accept all these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site or the Services
We reserve the right at any time and at our sole discretion to modify these Terms and Conditions and your continued access or use of these Services signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Terms and Conditions
Use of Services
As a condition of your use of these Services you warrant that all information supplied by you is true, accurate, current and compete and that you possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use these Services in accordance with all the Terms and Conditions herein
Your account is for your personal use only. You may not authorise others to use your account and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity
You must be completely responsible for your account including safeguarding your account information
You must notify us immediately of any apparent breach of security such as loss, theft, misuse or unauthorised disclosure or use of a username or password. In such case you should immediately amend your password
We reserve the right at our discretion to revoke membership status
Any copying, transmission, reproduction, republication, posting or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion thereof is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of HalalGems. To request permission you may contact HalalGems using our contact details listed here
Unauthorised use of this Site or Services may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence
Your use of the Site and/or its content creates no partnership, client, fiduciary or other professional relationship
You may not access the Site with any automated software
The content and information on this Site (including, but not limited to, messages, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, video, maps, icons, software, code or other material), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Site.
Additionally, you agree not to:
use this Site or Site Contents for any commercial purpose;
access, monitor or copy any content or information of this Site using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Site, or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Site or mobile application;
take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
deep-link to any portion of this Site for any purpose without our express written permission;
"frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of this Site into any other website without our prior written authorization;
attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs provided in connection with the Site or the Services;
breach any applicable law, regulation or community guideline;
publish or send any content or communications which are false or misleading, sexually explicit, vulgar, indecent, obscene, racist, xenophobic, abusive, unlawful, deceitful, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, harmful, violent, threatening, harassing, stalking, defamatory, an infringement of third party intellectual property or other rights or which encourage any of the foregoing;
disclose or make accessible to any third party any username(s), password(s) or similar information allocated to Members or use them for any purpose;
publish or send any data or communication which links to any third party websites which are illegal or contain inappropriate content;
use the Services for any commercial, professional or non-private purposes (including advertising, canvassing, soliciting, trading);
use the Services for junk mail, spam or fraudulent schemes;
do anything which may have the effect of disrupting the Services including worms, viruses, software bombs or mass mailings;
attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Services or equipment used to provide the Services; or
use the Services other than for the purposes set out in this agreement
Please be aware that by submitting content to this Site by electronic mail, postings on this Site or otherwise, including any reviews, comments, photographs, suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively, “Submissions”), you grant HalalGems a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to;
use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised; and
use the name that you submit in connection with such Submission. You acknowledge that HalalGems may choose to provide attribution of your comments or reviews at our discretion. You further grant HalalGems the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or HalalGems’ rights in the Submissions by a breach of this agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary
HalalGems reserves the right to correct correcting spelling mistakes. HalalGems does control the reviews posted to or distributed on this Site and will not be in any way responsible or liable for such content. HalalGems nevertheless reserves the right for any reason in its sole discretion to remove without notice any reviews or other Site Content. Organisations and individuals may not post their website or business details on our website without prior agreement. Any such links will be edited and filtered
Information relating to restaurants is gathered either through publicly available sources or direct contact with restaurant management personnel. Where HalalGems has procured a restaurant description or halal status from these sources, a clear comment stating its origin will be provided
Restaurants providing discounts, deals, offers or other information are liable for honouring the commitment they make to the user who intends to redeem the offer or rely on the information. Any restaurant refusing to honour a discount, deal or offer may be suspended from this Site. In this case no amount of the restaurant’s subscription will be refunded
HalalGems may provide areas for users to add comments via reviews, blog comments and other interactive areas. All content posted on HalalGems should be family friendly. You must not post any comments which include obscenity, vulgarity, racial prejudice or slurs, profanity, hate speech, prejudiced comments, personal insults, threatening language or comments of a sexual nature
You must not post, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
any message, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or any other material that is false, unlawful, misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing or advocates harassment of another person, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
content that would constitute, encourage, promote or provide instructions for a conduct of an illegal activity, criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate the rights of any party in any country in the world, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, national or international law
content that provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. In particular, content that promotes an illegal or unauthorised copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity, including HalalGems;
unsolicited promotions, mass mailings or “spamming”, transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," political campaigning, advertising, contests, raffles, or solicitations;
content containing commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes;
private information of any third party, including, without limitation, surname (family name) addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and credit card numbers
contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
content that is unrelated to the area in which such Content is posted; or
content or links to content that, in the sole judgment of HalalGems violates the previous subsections herein, is objectionable, which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose HalalGems or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type
Notice and Take-Down Policy for illegal, defamatory or copyright infringing content
HalalGems operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you have any complaints or objections to material or content including Site Content posted on this Site, or if you believe that material or content posted on this Site infringes a copyright that you hold, please contact us immediately using our contact page. Once this procedure has been followed HalalGems will take reasonable action to remove illegal content within a reasonable time
Statements that are true or that reflect an honest opinion (for example a negative review) are not usually a basis for defamation in themselves. You should consider the facts before you make a claim (and take legal advice if in doubt), as a false claim may expose you to liability
When reporting an issue to HalalGems please include your full name, details of the issue, your email address, postal address and telephone number
If any clause of these Terms and Conditions shall be held to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall not be affected and shall remain in full force and effect
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change by HalalGems in its sole discretion at any time, with or without notice. Your continued use of this Site or the Services after revisions to this these Terms and Conditions will constitute your acceptance of such revisions and agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as amended
To properly use the Services, you must have the necessary hardware, software and settings. You will also need reliable internet access. We cannot and do not accept any responsibility for your hardware or software or for your third party costs of accessing the Services
We will do our best to maintain the operation of our Services and to rectify faults if they occur but we cannot guarantee that the Services will be uninterrupted or error free or will achieve particular results nor do we guarantee integrity or security of data
We may have to suspend the Services for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason. If so, we will do our best to ensure that the suspension takes place when our Services are least likely to be used and that the suspension is for the shortest period possible
We may make changes to the Services provided that these do not have a significant effect on their quality
HalalGems is not responsible for the accuracy of the halal status of listed restaurants. The information provided, along with the clear source of the information, is intended to better inform users and provide a reliable conduit of information between restaurants and users
If you have a concern about the accuracy of any information provided by HalalGems, please get in touch here
HalalGems takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Site Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is HalalGems liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. HalalGems is not liable for any statements, representations or Site Content provided by its users
Although HalalGems has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Site Content posted to or distributed, HalalGems reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Site Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Site Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense
The Site, its design, layout, look, appearance and graphics and any necessary software used in connection with the Services and the Site is the exclusive property of the HalalGems
You agree that you will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, commercially use, or sell any of HalalGems’ or a third party's proprietary information available via the Services or the Site
By posting information or content to any profile pages or public area of the Services you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to HalalGems and its users an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such information and content, and to grant and authorise sub-licences of the foregoing. You further waive any moral rights you may have in any such information or content
HalalGems, unless otherwise stated, owns or controls all copyright, database and all other intellectual property rights in the Site and the Contents. You may not publish, distribute, extract, re-utilise, or reproduce any part of the Site or its contents in any form (including storing it in any medium) other than as expressly allowed herein or as permitted by UK or local law
The brands, products and service names used in this Site (including without limitation, "HalalGems" and "Halal Gems" are the trade marks or trade names of HalalGems or its trading partners unless otherwise stated. You may not distribute products or offer services under or by reference to or otherwise use or reproduce any such trade marks, trade names or taglines without our prior written permission
Rights of Third Parties
These Terms and Conditions do not create any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 which are enforceable by any person who is not a party to this Agreement
To the maximum amount permitted by the applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HalalGems, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any claims, causes of action, debts, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) relating to or arising directly or indirectly from:
your use or inability to use the Site or the Services;
any user postings made by you;
your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party; or
your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.
HalalGems reserves the right at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with HalalGems in asserting any available defenses
The information, software, products, and services published on this Site may include inaccuracies or errors. HalalGems does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and description of the restaurants, meals, food and any other products or services displayed on this Site (including, without limitation, the pricing, photographs, list of restaurant amenities, general product descriptions, etc.)
HalalGems makes no representations of any kind about the suitability of the information, software, products, and services contained on this Site or any portion thereof for any purpose
The inclusion or offering of any products or services on this Site does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by HalalGems. All such information, software, products, and services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. HalalGems disclaim all warranties and conditions that this Site, its servers or any email sent from the HalalGems, are free of viruses or other harmful components. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law HalalGems hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and noninfringement
HalalGems also expressly disclaims any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or proprietary character of the site content
You use the Site at your own risk and in no event shall HalalGems or its staff be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential losses or damages or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption of any type arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to, display of or use of this Site or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this Site (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this web site or mobile application; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products, and services obtained through this Site; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this Site) whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, and even if HalalGems has been advised of the possibility of such damages
These Terms and Conditions and foregoing liability disclaimer, do not affect mandatory legal rights that cannot be excluded under applicable law
The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of HalalGems
Disclosure by Law
You acknowledge and agree that HalalGems may disclose information you provide if required or permitted to do so by law, at the request of a third party or if we in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable
Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts
If you have any queries about these Terms and Conditions or wish to resume receiving information which you may have previously opted-out of receiving, please contact us. Our contact details are found here
Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how we use any personal data we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data about individuals who sign up to our email list, have an online account on our website or sign up to use our services through apps.
We, Halal Gems, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.
The personal data we hold
We process data relating to those volunteering at our organisation. Personal data that we may collect, use, store and share (when appropriate) about you includes, but is not restricted to:
We may also collect, store and use information about you that falls into “special categories” of more sensitive personal data. This may include information about (where applicable):
Why we use this data
The purpose of processing this data is to enable the organisation to:
Our lawful basis for using this data
We only collect and use personal information about you when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use it where we need to:
Less commonly, we may also use personal information about you where:
Where you have provided us with consent to use your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. We will make this clear when requesting your consent, and explain how you go about withdrawing consent if you wish to do so.
Some of the reasons listed above for collecting and using personal information about you overlap, and there may be several grounds which justify our use of your data.
Collecting this information
While the majority of the information we collect from you is mandatory, there is some information that you can choose whether or not to provide to us.
Whenever we seek to collect information from you, we make it clear whether you must provide this information (and if so, what the possible consequences are of not complying), or whether you have a choice.
How we store this data
Personal data is stored in accordance with our GDPR Data Protection Policy.
Data is stored in our email lists, or securely on our servers or computers.
We do not share information about you with any third party without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
Where it is legally required, or necessary (and it complies with data protection law) we may share personal information about you with:
Transferring data internationally
Where we transfer personal data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in accordance with data protection law.
Use of your personal information for marketing purposes
Where you have given us consent to do so, we may send you marketing information by e-mail or text promoting our services, online content, events, campaigns, charitable causes or services that may be of interest to you. You can "opt out" of receiving these texts and/or e-mails at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any such communication.
How to access the personal information we hold about you
Individuals have a right to make a ‘subject access request’ to gain access to personal information that the organisation holds about them.
If you make a subject access request, and if we do hold information about you, we will:
You may also have a right for your personal information to be transmitted electronically to another organisation in certain circumstances.
If you would like to make a request, please contact us here.
Your other rights regarding your data
Under data protection law, individuals have certain rights regarding how their personal data is used and kept safe. You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us here.
We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.
If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with us in the first instance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a complaint, please contact our data protection officer.
Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned in this privacy notice, please contact us here.
Notes on Privacy Notice
HalalGems believes in protecting your privacy. We will never sell or pass on your information
Any contact information you do provide for the purposes of the HalalGems mailing list (such as an email address) will be used by HalalGems only
No third parties will be provided with any of your information
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
You may opt out of the mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link on any of our mailing list communications or by contacting us here
We may use your information to improve our products and services
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail
We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests
Your username may be displayed next to any reviews you submit to the Site
We recommend that you use a non-attributable handle which does not identify you personally
You can change your username at the ‘My Account’ area of the Site
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online
Our Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question
We may provide links to third party sites such as restaurant specific websites. We do not endorse any of these website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s)