Welcome to Utilities Regulatory Authority Website (URA). By using our website and/or using the services that are provided, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions unconditionally extend and apply to all related applications, internet services, or website extensions. If you are not in agreement with all these Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using this Website, and you may discontinue use immediately. The Utilities Regulatory Authority recommends that you save or print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.
Agreement to Terms and Conditions
The Utilities Regulatory Authority Website Terms and Conditions (these "Terms" or these "Terms and Conditions") contained in this Agreement governs your use of this Website and all its content (collectively referred to herein as this "Website"). These Terms outline the rules and regulations guiding the use of the Utilities Regulatory Authority Website located at https://www.ura.gov.vu. All materials/information/documents/services or all other entities (collectively referred to as content) that appear on the URA Website shall be administered subject to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website, and the use of this Website constitutes an express agreement with all the terms and conditions contained herein in full. Do not continue to use this Website if you have any objection to any of the Terms and Conditions stated on this page.
The following definitions apply to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Disclaimer Notice, and all Agreements: "User", "Visitor," "Client," "Customer," "You" and "You’re" referring to you, the person(s) that use this Website. "URA", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Website/URA. "Party," "Parties," or "Us," refers to both you and us. All terms refer to all considerations of the URA Website necessary to undertake support to you for the express purpose of meeting your user needs in respect of our services, under and subject to, the prevailing law of Vanuatu in which the URA Website operates. Any use of these definitions or other glossary in the singular, plural, capitalization, and/or pronoun are interchangeable but refer to the same.
Intellectual Property Rights
Other than the content you own and opted to include on this Website, under these Terms, URA owns and reserves all intellectual property rights of this Website. You are granted a limited license, subject to the restrictions entailed in these Terms and Conditions, for purposes of viewing this Website's content.
The content of this Website is not intended for use or distribution to any person or entity in any jurisdiction, geographical location, or country/state where such use or distribution will be contrary to the laws and regulations or subject URA to any form of registration, claims, demands, costs, liabilities, damages, or expenses.
The Website is intended for users who are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot use or register to use this Website or its services without parental permission or consent. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you have the necessary legal capacity to comply and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
You may use this Website as permitted by these Terms and Conditions and may not use this Website for any purpose other than for which URA makes the Website and its services available.
Unless otherwise stated, the URA owns the intellectual property rights for all content on URA Website. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access any Website content from URA Website for your personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
URA hereby restricts you from all the following:
- Republish any URA Website content in any media.
- Reproducing, duplicating, or copying any URA Website content.
- Selling, renting, sublicensing, and/or otherwise commercializing any URA Website content.
- Publicly performing and/or displaying any URA Website content.
- Using this Website in a manner that is, or maybe, damaging and/or impacts user access to this Website.
- Using this Website contrary to the relevant rules, laws, and regulations of your country of residence, or in a manner that causes, or may cause, harm to the Website, or any person or business entity.
- Conducting data mining or any other similar activity concerning this Website, or while using this Website; and
- Use this Website to engage in any form of business advertising or marketing.
Specific areas of this Website may be restricted from user access, and URA may further extend such restriction to the entire website, at any time, and in its sole discretion. Any user identification, security key, or password you may have on this Website is confidential, and you are responsible for maintaining such information confidentiality.
Linking and Hyperlinking Rights
We reserve the right to file requests that you remove all links, or any particular link created by you that redirects to our Website, and you approve to immediately remove such links to our Website upon request. We may amend the terms and conditions of these linking rights at any time. By continuously linking to our website, you agree to be bound to and follow the terms of this linking policy.
Feel free to contact us if you find any link on our website that is offensive, and we may consider requests to remove such links. Still, we are not obligated to do so or respond to you directly or immediately.
Hyperlinking to our Content
Organizations such as search engines, government agencies, news organizations, and online directories may link to our website without prior written approval. We may review other link requests from popular consumer and/or information specialists, charity organizations, internet portals, educational institutions, trade associations, and dot.com community sites. Any interested organization must inform and contact us for further information regarding our linking policy. However, such linking does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, partnership, or approval by us of any kind.
No use of our logo or other design intellectual property will be allowed for linking, except a trademark license agreement.
Link to third-party content
This Website may contain links to websites or applications operated by third parties. Please know that we do not control any such third-party websites or applications or third-party operators. URA is not responsible for and does not endorse any third-party websites or applications or their availability or content.
URA accepts no responsibility for adverts contained within the Website. You agree that you do so at your own risk when you purchase any goods and/or services from any such third party. The advertiser, and not us, remains responsible for such goods and/or services, and if you have any questions or complaints about them, you should contact the advertiser.
In these Website Standard Terms and Conditions, "User Content" shall mean any audio, video, text, images, or other material or content you choose to display on this Website. Concerning user content, by displaying it, you grant URA Website a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute it on any media.
User Content must be your own and must not be infringing on any third party's rights. URA reserves the right to remove any of your content from this Website at any time, without notice.
URA is permitted to monitor your activities on the Website and remove any user content considered inappropriate, offensive, contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or causes a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
- You are entitled to upload/input/publicize content on our website and have the necessary legal capacity, license, or consent to do so.
- Your content does not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation to the copyright, patent, or trademark of any third party.
- Your content is true, accurate, current, complete, and relates to you and not a third party.
- Your content does not contain any libelous, defamatory, offensive, immoral, or otherwise illegal material which is an invasion of privacy; and
- The content will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You now grant URA a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit, and authorize others approved by us to use, reproduce, and edit any of your content in any form, format, or media.