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License Agreement

This document «2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services License Agreement» is an offer of URBI GULF FZ-LLC, a legal entity registered under the rules and regulations of the Dubai Development Authority (hereinafter — «the Administration») to enter into an agreement on the terms and conditions stated below.

Before using 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services, please read the terms of this license agreement attentively.

1. General Provisions

1.1. By using 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services, you agree that:

а) You have read the terms of this Agreement prior to beginning of use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services.

b) Use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services in any form means that you accept all terms of this Agreement without any exceptions or restrictions on your part. 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services may not be used on any other terms and conditions.

c) If you do not agree with the terms of or are not authorized to enter into this Agreement, you should immediately cease any use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services.

d) The Administration may alter the Agreement (including any part of it) without any notice. A new version of the Agreement shall enter into force upon posting thereof on the Administration’s Website unless otherwise provided for in such version.

1.2. Any matters relating to use of 2GIS Online Services not covered by this Agreement shall be governed by 2GIS Services Use Agreement and by Privacy Policy.

1.3. The current version of this Agreement is available on the Administration’s Website at.

1.4. In case of conflict between a version of the Agreement distributed together with copies of 2GIS Software Products and a latest version of the Agreement posted on the Administration’s Website, the latter shall prevail.

2. Definitions

Words and expressions used in this License Agreement have the following meanings unless otherwise expressly defined hereafter:

2.1. The License (the Agreement) — the present License Agreement to use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services.

2.2. 2GIS Online Services — a complex of 2GIS Software Products and hardware of the Administration available for the Users through the Administration’s Website.

2.3. The Administration — URBI GULF FZ-LLC, a legal entity registered under the rules and regulations of the Dubai Development Authority, having its registered address at: ED 15, floor — ground, building 16, Dubai, UAE.

2.4. The User — a person or an entity (physical or legal) who has entered into this Agreement with the Administration for its own benefit or for the benefit of third parties in accordance with the requirements of the applicable law and this Agreement.

2.5. 2GIS Software Products — 2GIS software systems owned by the Administration or transferred to the Administration under the license that combine the Digital Maps and/or the Business Listings, as well as each computer program or database incorporated in them or used in conjunction with them, and also all their subsequent updates and modifications, intended for use on desktop and pocket personal computers, mobile phones, communicators, smartphones.

2.6. The Business Listing — a database of an electronic business listing that includes information about names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and websites, types of goods produced and sold (work done, services rendered), and other details of organizations and entrepreneurs residing within a particular territory coinciding with boundaries of the Digital Map combined with the Business Listing, as well as any other organizations at the discretion of the Administration.

2.7. The Administration’s Website — websites located in the domain at 2gis.ae, urbi.ae, urbi-sa.com and other domains included in the domains 2gis.ae, urbi.ae, urbi-sa.com.

2.8. The Digital Map — a database of an electronic map which includes GIS data on geographical locations and settlements within an area bounded by certain geographical coordinates.

2.9 The Commercial Use — use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services or other Intellectual Property that is beyond the permitted use under this Agreement, the functional application and / or granted rights to use map fragments, in order to obtain an income (profit) (when the user is an individual) or to derive business profit, including providing access to or delivering the abovementioned products and services on a commercial basis, i.e. for a fee or any counter provision of goods, works, services, or with simultaneous provision of goods, works, services on a commercial basis, in one form or another (when the user is a company or sole proprietor).

The Commercial Use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services or other Intellectual Property may be authorized by the Administration on the basis of a separate agreement with the User.

2.10 The Privacy Policy — the Privacy Policy placed on the Internet at: https://law.2gis.ae/privacy/.

3. Exclusive (Proprietary) Rights

3.1. 2GIS Software Products and Online Services in general, and computer programs, databases, cartographic, reference, information and other text materials, images and other objects of copyright and / or related rights incorporated in or used in conjunction with 2GIS Software Products and Online Services, as well as objects of patent rights, trade marks, brands and trade names, as well as other parts of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services (irrespective of, whether they are incorporated therein or are additional components and whether their extraction from the structure and independent use is possible) (hereinafter—"the Intellectual Property") are protected under Federal Law No. 7 of 2002 on Copyrights and related rights as amended form time to time and owned by the Administration or transferred to the Administration under the license subject to the exclusive rights unless otherwise specified in the notice of rights.

3.2. The Administration reserves the exclusive rights to any results of processing (modification) of the Intellectual Property permitted by this License, and may at any time revoke its permission to their use at its discretion, without compensation of any expenses incurred by the User in creating and applying them.

3.3. The notice of rights to the Intellectual Property shall be attached to or communicated to the User at the moment of provision of such Intellectual Property. Absence of notification of rights does not mean lack of legal protection or permission to its free use.

4. Grant of License

4.1. 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services shall be used in strict compliance with the terms of this License. If the User does not accept any and all terms of this License, the User shall not be entitled to use 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services for any purpose. 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services may not be used with violation (non-performance) of any conditions of this License.

4.2. The rights to and ways of use of 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services that are not expressly provided / allowed to the User under the present Agreement are considered not-granted/forbidden by the Administration.

4.3. 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services are allowed for non-commercial use at no monetary cost, subject to the terms and conditions of this License.

4.4. The Administration may place any information and / or Advertising Materials and links to websites of third parties on 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services, and to provide the right to use 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services in the manner given as aforesaid to any third party under a separate agreement.

5. Rights of the User

5.1. The Administration hereby grants to the User a worldwide non-exclusive nontransferable license to use 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services in the ways specified in the present section.

5.2. Functional Use of 2GIS Software Products

The User has the right to use 2GIS Software Products for their direct functional purpose in accordance with the User’s Manual, and to that end, to install them on a desktop or pocket personal computer(-s), smartphone(-s) or other devices (hereinafter — the «Devices»).

In accordance with this paragraph, the User may install 2GIS Software Products on an unlimited number of Devices as well as to store a copy of 2GIS Software Products in or install it on a data storage device (such as a network server) designed and used solely for installation and operation of the Software on other computers within a LAN.

5.3. Reproduction of 2GIS Software Products

The User may reproduce 2GIS Software Products, copies of which are distributed by the Administration, for non-commercial purposes at no monetary cost on any Devices and other types of physical media provided that no modifications are made in the combination, composition and content of 2GIS Software Products as compared with the way they are provided and / or recommended for use by the Administration.

5.4. Distribution of 2GIS Software Products

The User may distribute 2GIS Software Products by delivering copies thereof reproduced in accordance with paragraph 4.3 of this Agreement, for non-commercial purposes at no cost and with respect for their integrity unless otherwise provided for by a written permission of the Administration.

5.5. Purpose of use of 2GIS Online Services

The User has the right to use 2GIS Online Services for their direct functional purpose on an unlimited number of devices in accordance with the terms of this License. For use of some 2GIS Online Services or their additional features, the User may be required to accept terms of a separate agreement at the discretion of the Administration.

5.6. Use of links to map fragments originated from 2GIS Online Services, on the Internet

The User may use html-links to map fragments originated from 2GIS Online Service on the following conditions.

To see the location of the required building, you have to put a special link to the Digital Map contained in 2GIS Online Service, in the following form:

{text of a link, usually a link address}

To find out an address of the link to the fragment of the Digital Map, you should:

1. Go to the Administration’s Website: 2gis.ae, urbi.ae or urbi-sa.com

2. Select the building in question (whereupon a card will appear on the map with the address of the building).

3. Click on the text «Link to this place» located in the right corner above the map. Under the cursor there will be a window with a link to the chosen fragment.

The link will open exactly the same fragment that was selected by clicking on the text «Link to this place.» For the convenience of users, 2GIS Online Service provides the following features: navigation on the map, view nearby stops, information about companies located in buildings.

Use of the links to 2GIS Online Service is the simplest and most expeditious option for its use and therefore is recommended for websites with a large number of addresses (catalogs of companies, new buildings, etc.). 2GIS Online Service is updated monthly.

5.7 Use of map fragments originated from 2GIS Software Products and/or Online Services, on the Internet.

When using the Digital Map, the User may create map fragments by copying a visual image of cartographic data generated by 2GIS Software Products/Online Services, as well as derivatives of these map fragments (with additions, reductions, changes in the angle of rotation, and other modifications) and avail them to the public through the Internet provided that each fragment is accompanied by a notice indicating source of data and an active link to the website: 2gis.ae, urbi.ae or urbi-sa.com in the following form:

© 2GIS. The City Expert

5.8. Use of map fragments originated from 2GIS Software Products and / or Online services, in mass media, printed materials and outdoor advertising.

The User may reproduce map fragments by copying a visual image of cartographic data generated by 2GIS Software Products/Online Services, as well as derivatives of such map fragments (with additions, reductions, changes in the angle of rotation, and other modifications) in periodicals, printed materials, outdoor advertising and other printed and electronic publications provided that each fragment is accompanied by the following notice:



The size of the font used in the notice to map fragments in publications and printed materials shall be no less than 5 pt, in outdoor advertising — at least 2% of the layout area.

5.9. Use of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services by the ways specified above is allowed subject to simultaneous observance of the following conditions:

а) further use of map fragments is possible only in informational purposes (for example, to display a location and travel directions to a particular object);

b) volume of use of cartographic materials (an area of a map fragment) is justified by the abovementioned informational purposes.

5.10. To enjoy communication between separate 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services as well as communication between 2GIS Software Products and / or Online Services and other software and services, the User shall enter PIN received from the Administration.

5.11. Use of 2GIS cartographic materials in accordance with this section is permitted subject to the User’s observance of restrictions imposed by this Agreement.

6. Restrictions on Use (Extent of permitted Use)

6.1. The User has no right, by its own efforts or with the assistance of third parties, to:

6.1.1. Hack technology, emulate, create new versions, modify, decompile, disassemble, decrypt and perform other actions with a code of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services in order to breach the security system protecting 2GIS Software Products/Online Services from unauthorized use, to extract cartographic, reference and other materials from the databases, as well as to receive information on implementation of the algorithms used in 2GIS Software Products/Online Services.

6.1.2 Create software or reference products and / or services using 2GIS Software Products/Online Services and text, cartographic and information materials included in or retrieved (extracted) from the databases of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services as well as other Intellectual Property specified in paragraph 2.1 of this Agreement.

6.1.3. Reproduce and distribute 2GIS Software Products for commercial purposes without a written consent of the Administration.

6.1.4. Extract from databases contained in 2GIS Software Products any cartographic, reference and other materials and to subsequently use them in any form and by any way.

6.1.5. Use databases contained in 2GIS Software Products apart from such 2GIS Software Products.

6.1.6. Provide access to 2GIS Online Services for commercial purposes, including by transmitting data obtained from 2GIS Online Services by any means, including with the use of frames and other programming methods and means intended for receipt of data from 2GIS Online Services and representation thereof on websites of third parties, unless otherwise provided by a separate agreement with the Administration.

6.1.7. Remove or in any way modify the trademarks, industrial designs and notices of copyright and any other rights, contained in 2GIS Software Products and/or Online Services and attached to the Digital Maps and other cartographic materials.

6.2. For avoidance of any doubt, copying, reproduction, processing, distribution, placement for free access (publication) on the Internet, use in mass media and/or commercial use of cartographic and reference materials, either directly extracted from databases contained in 2GIS Software Products/Online Services or received by copying data processing results with use of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services, as well as products derivative of such materials (with additions, reductions and other modifications) is hereby PROHIBITED except for cases expressly authorized by this License.

7. Automatic Updates

7.1. 2GIS Software Products may periodically interact with the Administration’s software and hardware to check for updates of 2GIS Software Products, such as modifications of or additional plug-ins for 2GIS Software Products, as well as updates to city databases (hereinafter — the «Updates»).

7.2. By installing 2GIS Software Products, the User agrees that they may make queries and receive and install the Updates in an automatic mode.

8. Privacy Policy

8.1. The Users are not required to provide personal information to use 2GIS Software Products/Online Services unless otherwise expressly provided by a separate agreement on use of such 2GIS Software Products/Online Services.

8.2. The procedure of processing and protection of the Users’ information received by the Administration in connection with use by the Users of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services is determined in the Privacy Policy subject to provisions of this Agreement and agreements on use of specific 2GIS Software Products/Online Services.

9. Liability under the License

9.1. Seeing that under this License the right to use 2GIS Software Products/Online Services are granted for non-commercial purposes and at no cost, the laws and regulations concerning the protection of consumer rights shall not be applicable to the relations of the Parties under this License.

9.2. 2GIS Software Products/Online Services are granted on an «as is» basis which means that the Administration does not provide to the User any guarantee that: 2GIS Software Products/Online Services will meet User’s requirements, 2GIS Software Products/Online Services will be provided in a continuous, timely, reliable and error-free manner; results which can be received with their use will be accurate and reliable; all errors will be corrected.

9.3. The Administration shall make every effort to ensure that the information contained in business listings and maps will be accurate, but it does not give any guarantee as to the accuracy of such information and assumes no responsibility for it. The User applies any materials and data extracted from 2GIS Software Products/Online Services at its own risk, the Administration shall not be responsible for any loss of profit or other damage incurred as a result of use of 2GIS Software Products/Online Services.

9.4. All information and / or Advertising Materials placed in 2GIS Software Products/Online Services are provided by third parties. The Administration shall not be responsible for the reliability of information and / or Advertising Materials of third parties, the availability and content of their websites, or for any consequences of use of information and / or advertising or websites of third parties.

9.5. Since 2GIS Software Products/Online Services are subject to the continuous process of updating and adding new features, the form and nature of provided products and services may be changed from time to time without prior notice. The Administration shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to stop (permanently or temporarily) providing 2GIS Software Products/Online Services (or any parts of the products or services facilities) to all Users in general or to a specific User in particular, and also change or revoke the License without prior notice.

9.6. The User shall be held liable for any breach of the obligations set forth in this Agreement and (or) the applicable law, as well as for any consequences of such violations (including any damage that may be incurred by the Administration or third parties).

9.7. The Administration reserves the right to prosecute violators of its exclusive rights on the Intellectual Property in accordance with the civil, administrative and criminal law at its own discretion.

10. Governing Law and Arbitration

10.1. The construction, validity and performance of this Agreement, the representations, legal obligations and duties of the parties hereunder shall be decided and governed in all respects by the rules and regulations of the United Arab Emirates, including the relevant Arbitration laws.

10.2. The parties hereunder shall, in case of a dispute arising in connection with the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement, or any breach, termination or invalidity of this agreement by, between and amongst any or all of the parties, attempt to first resolve such dispute in an amicable manner and through discussions. In the event that the dispute that arose may or cannot be resolved in an amicable manner within fifteen (15) days after the date of attempt to resolve the dispute, then any or all Parties to the dispute may refer the dispute to Arbitration in accordance to clause 3 herein below.

10.3. All and any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof shall be settled by Arbitration in accordance with Dubai International Arbitration Centre Rules in force at the time of such dispute.

10.4. The reference shall be to one Arbitrator and the place of arbitration shall be Dubai. It is further agreed that the language to be used in the Arbitral proceedings shall be English. The arbitral award shall be final and binding on the parties. Nothing in this clause shall preclude the right of any party from bringing proceedings against the other party before the Dubai courts or any other courts of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of (a) making a claim for interim or injunctive relief and/or (b) enforcing an arbitration award rendered in accordance to this clause.

11. Right of the Administration to Terminate

The Administration may unilaterally amend or terminate this Agreement without prior notice and without payment of any compensation to the User without prejudice to any other of its rights and remedies and without being liable to the User for any loss or damage whatsoever that may be occasioned.

12. Post Termination

12.1. On termination of the license however caused the User’s authorization to use the 2GIS Online Services will automatically cease and the User undertakes immediately to cease to use these Services and delete, destroy or otherwise make permanently unusable the Software within the User’s control or possession, if applicable.

12.2. Termination of the 2GIS Online Services however caused will not affect the rights of either party under this Agreement which may have accrued up to the date of termination.

13. Force Majeure

Neither party will be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement due to any cause outside its reasonable control. Such delay or failure will not constitute a breach of this Agreement and the time for performance of the affected obligation will be extended by such period as is reasonable.

14. Severability

If any part of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or other competent authority or arbitrator to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable then such part will be severed from the remainder of this Agreement which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

15. Waiver

No delay or failure by either party to exercise any of its powers, rights or remedies under this Agreement will operate as a waiver of them nor will any single or partial exercise of any such powers, rights or remedies preclude any other or further exercise of them. Any waiver to be effective must be in writing. The remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.

16. Headings

Headings in this Agreement have been included for convenience only and will not be used in construing any provision of this Agreement.

17. Notice of rights

17.1. This Section contains the licenses and notices for open source software build-in 2GIS Software Product Version 4.0 for Desktop (the «2GIS Desktop 4.0»). 2GIS Desktop 4.0 includes several open source software components (the «Software components») licensed under the open source licenses. The license agreements for each Software component are accompanying the Software component’s files and permits users to run, copy, modify, and redistribute the software component (subject to certain obligations in some cases), both in source code and binary code forms, with the exception defined by applicable license below.

17.2. On Copyrights

The contents of 2GIS Desktop 4.0 are copyrighted work. Copyright laws prohibit copying, reproduced, use and distributed the data, logos, graphic, images, illustrations, appearance of this product and related documents (manuals, white papers, datasheets and ect.) in whole or in part without permission of the copyright holder.

Boost, GNU Crypto, Tukaani, JSON, SQLite, Tinyxml, Zlib, Snappy, Qt logos are registered trademarks and copyrighted property of their lawful owners.

Installed texts, graphic, images and product designation are copyrighted by their respective authors of the elements.

17.3. On software

Copyright laws prohibit using, copying, renting, modifying and distributing the software in completely or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder.

The use of 2GIS Desktop 4.0 under appropriate license agreements does not transfer to Users any right, title or interest in or to the Software components, which are provided subject to the corresponding licenses.

List of Software components:

a) Boost

Licensed and distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0 — August 17th, 2003

b) Cryptopp

The Crypto++ Library (as a compilation) is currently licensed under the Boost Software License 1.0

c) Lzma


LZMA SDK is written and placed in the public domain by Igor Pavlov.

d) Jsoncpp

Copyright © 2007-2010 Baptiste Lepilleur

e) sqlite

2001 September 15

The author disclaims copyright to this source code.

f) Zlib

© 1995-2004 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler

g) TinyXML-2

Copyright © 2000-2006 Lee Thomson

h) snappy

Copyright 2011, Google Inc. All rights reserved.

i) Qt

The Qt Toolkit is Copyright © 2013 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies).

17.4. The User may obtain, modify and redistribute the source codes of the Software components as stated by appropriate licenses to them. These source codes are reachable for downloading via Administration webpage or may be provided to User by Administration upon its request, taking in consideration that Administration accepts no inquiries concerning the contents of these source codes.

17.5. Operations of this 2GIS Desktop 4.0 with Software components other than that provided are not covered by the warranty. In no event will Administration be liable for any financial damage or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the Software components supplied with this 2GIS Desktop 4.0.

17.6. Аny questions about the open source software contained in 2GIS Desktop 4.0 shall be send to email [email protected].

17.7. A list of other rights holders is available at: https://law.2gis.ae/copyright.

Agreement Last Updated: December 05, 2022

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