As part of the efforts exerted by Qatar Digital Government (QDG) to support the digital transformation in Qatar, in line with the objectives set by its 2020 Strategy, QDG is organizing the Digital Government Excellence Award 2019. The Award seeks to highlight the best government entities that can make outstanding contributions and achievements resulting in a significant transformation in daily operations and growth of the nation's digital economy.
The Award aims to instill a culture of excellence and positive competition between government entities in the field of digital transformation and the development of digital services by harnessing modern communication and information technologies in order to provide the best services to all categories of beneficiaries.
QDG has developed and launched Qatar Digital Excellence Awards Portal qatardigitalawards.gov.qa (Referred to as the "Portal"). The Portal allows government entities (Referred to as the "User") to create their accounts and submit their entries to apply for the Award, as per the Award’s terms and conditions defined on the Portal. In addition, the Portal allows jury members to review and assess the applications submitted by government entities.
Accessing and Using the Portal
The User may access the Portal to be acquainted with and to use available features. The User acknowledges that data and information that the User enters in the Portal (if required) is true, accurate and complete and that the User shall not attempt to access the Portal using another person’s name or identity.
The User undertakes full liability for all provided data and information to access the Portal and use it.
By accessing the Portal, browsing its contents or making any transactions therein, the User has pre-agreed and accepted to be bound by all the following terms and conditions without any objection.
The User is solely liable for the validity and correctness of the data provided by the User (if such data is required) and for guaranteeing its compatibility and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The Portal’s administration reserves the right to examine User’s data and all submissions to ensure its compatibility and compliance with the applicable laws and regulations in the State of Qatar.
The Portal Approved Security Standards
All media, devices, programs and systems employed by the User to save, process or transmit data and the like must be compatible with QDG approved security standards. The User shall apply, whenever applicable, appropriate measures to ensure the validity and integrity of this data and to prevent any unauthorized access to, or use of, such data.
The Portal’s administration shall have the right to process, transmit or save data in Qatar or any other country if saving of such data so requires. By using the available features, the User shall be considered as agreeing and accepting such processing of data by the Portal’s administration.
The receiver of confidential information guarantees that those individuals will use such information only to exercise those rights and to perform those duties entrusted to them and shall exercise due care to maintain and preserve the confidentiality of such information.
QDG shall have the right to seek compensations from the User for any damage it incurs as a result of the User’s failure to comply with its obligations in respect of confidential information acquired by User in the course of using the Portal, without prejudice to QDG's right to block Users’ access to, and use of, the Portal.
Lawful Use of the Portal
The User agrees to access and use the Portal for lawful purposes only. The User shall make all the necessary investigations to familiarize itself thoroughly with all the laws and regulations applicable to and governing the use of the Portal.
The User shall comply with all the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Portal and agrees to indemnify and hold QDG harmless in respect of any breach of such laws.
- Using the Portal with the intention of committing a felony or instigating others to be accomplices in actions that might be considered as criminal offence or involve civil liability.
- Posting or publishing any illegal content comprising discrimination, libel, abuse, harassment or defamation, or using the Portal to impersonate other persons or parties.
- Using the Portal to upload any materials or programs containing viruses, computer codes, files or programs that might alter or obstruct the functioning of the Portal, or any device or program that belongs to any person that accesses the portal, or altering, destroying or deleting the Portal’s contents.
- Uploading, inserting, sending or otherwise transmitting by any other means any material that the User has no right, under any law or contractual relationship, to send, or the deliberate disabling of ordinary communication lines in any way.
- Publishing or transmitting any advertisement or publicity material or any form of promotion, or publishing any material that contravenes, or conflicts with, the intellectual property rights of others, or gathering or saving any personal information about other people.
- Publishing or transmitting any material or information that contradicts or conflicts with, sacred canons or the customs or dominant traditions in the State of Qatar.
QDG or the concerned government entities shall inform the User of these updates or modifications by publishing them on the Portal. These updates or modifications shall be effective immediately upon their publication whether they apply to new or existing features unless another effective date for the commencement of respective updates/modifications is mentioned on the Portal.
The User agrees, without any limitation, reservation or condition to any modifications that may be introduced to, or removed from, the features available on the Portal. In case the User does not agree to the modified conditions or features, the User shall immediately stop using the features available through the Portal.
Links to Other Websites
To facilitate things to the User, the Portal may provide links to other portals or websites that are not operated or controlled by QDG. Accessing these other portals and websites if any is subject to terms and conditions specific to them and User's access thereto shall be without any responsibility or liability of QDG.
Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights
QDG does not give any warranties or assurances with respect to preservation of any copyrights or intellectual property rights of the User or any other party as regards the use of the Portal.
QDG reserves the right to respond to any notifications relating to alleged violations of copyrights or intellectual property rights through the Portal's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, it is not permitted for any user or party to use, utilize or leverage the Portal or its contents or whatever without written approval from QDG or the concerned government entity.
The User shall not, by itself or through its subordinates or others, carry out or allow copying, modifying, reverse programming, designing, editing, translating or disassembling, or otherwise any other attempt to extract all, some or part of the source codes of the features and/or contents provided through the Portal, or sublicense, resell or distribute any data, without a prior written approval from QDG or the concerned government entity.
Warranties and Liability
QDG shall not have any liability or obligation as regards deletion or failure to save any data relating to the User or any other correspondence/communications saved, stored or transmitted through the Portal’s features.
The User should clearly understand and agree that its usage of the Portal, or any material made available through it, is performed under the User's sole liability. QDG does not provide any warranty that the Portal will be free from interruptions, obstructions, deletion, or errors. Additionally, no warranty or representation is made as regards any results to be achieved or obtained from using the Portal.
QDG does not undertake any liability for failure or delay in the performance failure or delay occurs due to circumstances beyond its control.
Additionally, QDG does not assume any liability in the event of any emergency accident based on which (in the circumstances) the QDG or the concerned government entity suspends or disables the Portal automatically, or any of the features available on it.
The Governing Law and the Competent Court