• Part 8: Part 8: Interpretation and Definitions

    • Article 25 - Interpretation

      (1) In these Regulations, a reference to:
      (A) a provision of any law or regulation includes a reference to that provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
      (B) an obligation to publish or cause to be published a particular Document shall, unless expressly provided otherwise in these Regulations, include publishing or causing to be published in printed or electronic form;
      (C) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar;
      (D) a month shall mean a month of the Gregorian calendar;
      (E) the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter;
      (F) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form; and
      (G) references to a person includes any natural or legal person, Body Corporate, or body unincorporate, including a branch, company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state.
      (2) The headings in these Regulations shall not affect its interpretation.
      (3) A reference in these Regulations to a Part, Article or Schedule by number only, and without further identification, is a reference to a Part, Article or Schedule of that number in these Regulations.
      (4) A reference in these Regulations to a Schedule, an Article or a Part using a short form description of such Schedule, Article or Part in parenthesis are for convenience only and the short form description shall not affect the construction of the Article or Part to which it relates.
      (5) A reference in an Article or other division of these Regulations to a paragraph, sub-paragraph or Article by number or letter only, and without further identification, is a reference to a paragraph, sub-paragraph or Article of that number or letter contained in the Article or other division of these Regulations in which that reference occurs.
      (6) Each of the Schedules to these Regulations shall have effect as if set out in these Regulations and references to these Regulations shall include reference to the Schedules.
      (7) Any reference in these Regulations to "include", "including", "in particular" "for example", "such as" or similar expressions shall be considered as being by way of illustration or emphasis only and are not to be construed so as to limit the generality of any words preceding them.

    • Article 26 - Definitions

      The following words and phrases shall where the context permits have the meanings shown against each of them:

      Appeals Body the Appeals Body of the QFC established pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law.
      CRO the Companies Registration Office established pursuant to Article 7 of the QFC Law.
      Data Controller any person in the QFC who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data.
      Data Processor any person who processes Personal Data on behalf of a Data Controller.
      Data Subject the individual to whom Personal Data relates.
      Identifiable Natural Person a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
      Minister the minister of Economy and Commerce of the State.
      Personal Data any information relating to an identified natural person or an Identifiable Natural Person.
      Processing any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.
      QFC the Qatar Financial Centre.
      QFC Authority or QFCA the Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law.
      QFC Law Law No. (7) of 2005 of the State.
      Recipient a Person to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether a Third Party or not; however, authorities which may receive Personal Data in the framework of a particular inquiry shall not be regarded as recipients.
      Regulations Regulations enacted by the Minister in accordance with Article 9 of the QFC Law.
      Regulatory Authority the Regulatory Authority of the QFC established pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law.
      Rules Rules made by the QFC Authority pursuant to the QFC Law, these Regulations or any other Regulation pursuant to which the QFC Authority has power to make rules, including, where the context permits, standards, principles and codes of practice.
      Sensitive Personal Data Personal Data revealing or relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership and health or sex life.
      State the State of Qatar.
      TDR Regulations Regulations to be enacted or enacted by the Minister with the consent of the Council of Ministers pursuant to the QFC Law relating to the Tribunal and the resolution of disputes.
      Third Party a person other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorised to process the data.
      Tribunal the tribunal established or to be established pursuant to the TDR Regulations.