Terms & Conditions

A website for the Scientific Research Award for Civil Retirement and Social Insurance Institutions in the GCC countries. It is run by the Social Protection Fund. It also has the right to add, delete or modify any content of this policy whenever it wants without the need for prior notice to users.
Data collection
We value the user’s trust in the website and their belief in what it offers and ensure that their information will remain confidential. The website does not collect any personal data unless it is provided to us by participating in any activity that asks the visitor for personal information. The website will collect the necessary personal data when the visitor requests any services or information from the site.
What is meant by personal data is the data received about any identified or identifiable user on the portal. This information is the same which is requested from the individual when he visits a government agency, such as name, address, or phone number.
On the other hand, the website collects information for statistical purposes, such as the number of visitors, date of visit, number of times of previous visits, and most frequently used services, as such data will contribute to knowing how the public uses the website and thus we can constantly improve the services, and the information collected is not centered on a specific user, and is not intended to track any user at all. The visitor may be asked to participate, as he wishes, in opinion polls conducted by the website. Failure to participate will not affect the visitor’s use of the website’s features and privileges.
Information saving
The Social Protection Fund maintains records that are used to support government tasks through the filing and documentation system in accordance with the authorization to view records and under the approval of the official portal of the Social Protection Fund. Records submitted to this site are identified, recorded, preserved and secured for as long as they are needed to meet historical, administrative, financial or legal requirements.
Website security
The Social Protection Fund website is committed to protecting the information available, obtained or collected, and takes steps to ensure information security, including authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.
While the Social Protection Fund website does its best to provide accurate, up-to-date and reliable information, it is aware of the possibility of human or technical errors. Accordingly, the site, its employees, and those responsible for it do not pledge, explicitly or implicitly, to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or suitability of the information available on this site, and do not acknowledge any implicit or explicit warranty in this matter, and the site does not bear any responsibilities or legal consequences resulting from any errors or omissions in the information available on the site and in its work.
Using this website means that you bear all the risks that may occur as a result, including the risks of viruses to which the computer equipment, software, data, or files that are sent to you or that you use on this website are exposed, and the website explicitly declares that it does not bear any liability for any special, accidental or incidental damages.
You agree, as a user of the website, to defend the “Social Protection Fund” and “Information Technology Authority” websites and to indemnify and hold them harmless against any claims, complaints, damages or costs, including attorney’s fees, arising from the use of the website.
Terms of use
We thank you for your visit to the website of the Scientific Research Award for Civil Retirement and Social Insurance Institutions in the GCC countries, under the supervision of the Social Protection Fund. You can also contact us on the electronic website. Your visit to our website and your use of it mean your agreement to the website’s terms of use.
These terms are subject to change and modification from time to time, and your use of the site implies your agreement to any amendments made to the terms of use. Neither the Social Protection Fund nor any other governmental entity will be responsible for any damage or losses of any kind that may occur directly or indirectly because of using the site. This includes, but is not limited to, any damages or losses incurred by the user because of his reliance on the contents of the portal or the information it provides to him.
Content – Intellectual Property Rights
The intellectual property of the contents of this website, including information, images, diagrams, films, and any other multimedia, computer software, and electronic links, belongs to the Social Protection Fund in the Sultanate of Oman, and all laws related to the protection of intellectual rights, including copyright, trademarks, and any form of property rights, apply to them, even if they are not mentioned explicitly.
All rights, titles and interests belong to the Social Protection Fund, and it has the right to control them. Using the contents of the site in any way, whether by re-copying, publishing, uploading, sending it to another party, broadcasting or distributing it in any manner, requires obtaining written approval by the Social Protection Fund, and the Fund has the right to make amendments to these rights and related contents without prior notice. The copyright in the materials on this site belongs to the Social Protection Fund (unless otherwise stated). No part whatsoever may be reproduced or used for commercial purposes, except for fair handling for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under copyright legislation.
General Provisions
– All data contained on this website is for the purpose of providing information only and should not be considered a substitute for direct consultation. Also, it is not possible to rely on any private information from this website unless it is officially submitted by any of the site’s users and stamped and documented by the specialists in the Social Protection Fund.
The Social Protection Fund disclaims all liability for any incorrect data or attachments with regard to electronic services. Accordingly, the user of these services bears responsibility for the entered data and the extent of their reliability. The Social Protection Fund, its agents in advertising, its associated organizations, the officials and employees, and those associated with it in the field of business, or shareholders cannot be held accountable in the event of any damages or losses, whether directly or indirectly, or as a result of a series of events or arising as a result of the use of this website or any of its contents, or any websites linked to it.
The copyright in the materials on this site belongs to the Social Protection Fund (unless otherwise stated). No part whatsoever may be reproduced or used for commercial purposes, except as fair handling for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under copyright legislation.
Rights and legitimacy
While the Social Protection Fund reserves the right to refuse or limit access to this portal for any reason, or to intercept access to the portal from any internet port at any time it wishes, without giving reasons, the responsibility falls on site visitors to take caution when they use information and services provided by this portal. The laws regulating communications and the laws of electronic transactions in the Sultanate of Oman are binding on everyone who visits the portal or conducts electronic transactions through it. The portal may contain links to non-governmental websites with applications for protecting data and personal information that differ in their work from our applications. In this case, the portal will not be responsible for the contents and privacy applications of those sites. So, we invite you to review the notes included by these sites. We also invite you to read the privacy policy of this site.
Kinking and framing
The links included in the portal have been prepared to facilitate browsing, and may be changed, deleted, or even disabled if necessary. Linking to any of the portal’s contents requires the official approval of the Social Protection Fund. The Fund will not bear responsibility for any of these links, the contents that lead to, or any activities related to the other sites that can be accessed through this portal.
It is strictly prohibited to reformulate any of the contents of the portal, and if violations are detected, the Fund may take legal action against the violators. The Social Protection Fund reserves the right to impose conditions when allowing any site to use any of the links and pointers in this portal and its contents. The Fund also reserves all rights to disable any link with any site that contains inappropriate, violating, defamatory, or in violation of treaties and contracts or inappropriate topics or in violation of the law, in addition to any names, materials or information that violate any written law, Islamic principle, intellectual property laws or privacy laws.