Terms Of Use


This page (together with the documents referred to on it) provides you with the terms and conditions on which you may make use of the website, whether as a visitor or a registered user. Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using the website, you indicate that you accept and agree to abide by these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please refrain from using the website.


ACCESSING THE WEBSITE


Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the information and/or services we provide on the website without notice (see below).


We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the site is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. We will not, however, be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.


From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the website, or the entire website, to users who have registered.


If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of use.


You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.


USE OF THE WEBSITE


These terms and conditions regulate the access to information posted on the website and related services and/or the use of the website for the purpose of submitting application forms available on the website to the relevant courts, boards or tribunals.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS


We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.


You may print off copies, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the website.


You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.


If you print off, copy or download any part of the website in breach of these terms and conditions of use, your right to use the website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE


We aim to update the website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the website, or close it indefinitely. We may remove any information from the website at our own discretion. Although every effort is made to update the content of the website and its services in a timely manner, if you have a query on court proceedings you may contact the relevant section or registry of the Courts of Justice.


COOKIES


A session cookie is a piece of data which is stored on your computer and which expires once you close down your internet browser. The website uses session cookies to temporarily identify user actions when using the website, including the services. A session cookie is information stored in your browser’s cache which is only available to the website for the duration of your browser’s lifetime window (session) when accessing the website or the services and no other site can request this information. By using this website or the services you consent to the storage of cookies on your personal computer. To ensure that the information stored by the session cookie is cleared from cache on your personal computer, it is highly recommended that you close your browser when you finish using the website or the services.


SECURITY


We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


The material displayed on the website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, any identified contributors (including entities within Government of Malta) and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:



This does not affect our liability for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES


We give you no warranty or assurance. We declare and you acknowledge that all implied warranties and conditions are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. You should note in particular:



PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to protecting our user’s privacy and we will not collect any personal data about you as a user unless you provide it voluntarily or is required in connection with a service that you apply for with your consent through the website.


Pursuant to the Data Protection Act 2001, we have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal data we collect from you and we will abide by such duty. Therefore all data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Act.


Privacy Policy re SMS notifications for civil case sittings and civil case deferrals


Only the necessary personal data will be collected, should you wish to register to receive SMS notifications for civil case sittings and civil case deferrals. This data will be used only in relation to the service provided and will be processed solely by officers directly responsible to supply this service.


Should you no longer wish to receive the service, you may unsubscribe any time through the system. Your personal data will be retained as long as you are subscribed to the service. Once you unsubscribe from the service, then the data will be deleted from the database.


JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW


The Maltese courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the website.


These terms and conditions of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Malta.


VARIATIONS


We may revise these terms and conditions of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the website.


ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT


All effort has been made to ensure that this website confirms to the accessibility requirements and recommendations of the W3C WAI accessibility recommendations to ensure that the website caters for individuals with specific disabilities.


YOUR CONCERNS


If you have any concerns about the privacy policy or any material which appears on the website, please contact us by posting a message in the “Contact Us” section on the website.


Thank you for visiting our website.



November 2016