Web Policy

Terms and Conditions

The use of this web site constitutes communication between the Higher College of Technology (HCT) and its various users:

This website is made available and maintained as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the site. The particulars presented herein are for informative purposes only. Users may visit the site and download and copy the information provided for herein from the site for the user's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute such information or to compile or create derivative works. At all times, HCT endeavors to ensure that the information provided is accurate, current and properly authorized to be in the public domain. The website will be continuously changing as information is updated and services are added and amended without notice.

As per condition of use of this site, the user consents to indemnify HCT and its agents, information and content providers from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of the user's use of this site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would represent a breach by the user of these Terms and Conditions. If the user is disgruntled with any information on this site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the user’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

HCT administers this site. All information on this site at any time appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions.


General Disclaimer

HCT has not made nor makes any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any such information made by HCT or any of its content or information providers. Nor does HCT represents or endorses the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any user of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the user's own risk.

HCT and its agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall NOT be made liable to any user or anyone else for any error, omission, inaccuracy, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its correctness or entirety, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any consequential damages.

HCT disclaims any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this site is at the user's sole risk.

 
Language

The official language of the Sultanate of Oman is Arabic.  Conversely, most of the higher education activities within the Sultanate are carried out in English.  Therefore, to provide the best probable service to its various users, HCT chose to present the website in English language initially. 


Site Requirements

For optimal viewing of this web site, HCT recommends the following:

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (800 x 600 is OK, but you will need to scroll horizontally and vertically to see the whole screen)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher; or Netscape 6 or higher; or FireFox 2 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Javascript enabled

 
Mailing Lists & Photographs

For HCT to provide the best possible service to its various users, it will, from time to time, provide mailing lists or other message or communication facilities designed to keep users informed about important issues and post photographs of any HCT-related events to the website. However, the user agrees to use these features only to related and proper issues or discussions. Generally, HCT reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to:

(a) modify, limit or discontinue the site or any particulars in any respect; and
(b) deny in its sole discretion any user’s access to this site or any portion thereof without notice. HCT will not have obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.
(c) remove at the earliest possible opportunity any photograph of individuals if there are objections


Copyright and Trade Marks

Intellectual property rights (including copyright) that exist in the web site and its contents are owned by or licensed to HCT. Users may not reproduce, resell or redistribute such information or to compile or create derivative works or any part of it even the database without the prior written consent from HCT.  HCT’s logo, names and other images whether registered or not and used in this web site to identify HCT and its services are the property of the HCT and may only be used with the prior written consent of the OAC.


Links

The website may contain links and references to third-party web sites. HCT is not responsible for any of these sites or their content.  Such links are provided only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by HCT. HCT renounces all liability, express or implied, arising out of the use of or in connection with the information contained in sites linked to or from the HCT website.


Contact

HCT is steadfastly dedicated to this web site being of significance to the Omani higher education sector and to the entire Sultanate of Oman. Contact the site’s Web Administrator for any questions or concerns regarding the website.

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