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privacy policy

Last update: November 2022

This Privacy Policy sets out our policies and procedures for collecting, using and disclosing your information when you use the Service. It also brief you about your privacy rights and how they are protected by law.

We use your personal data to provide and improve the Service for you. By using this service, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Interpretation and definitions

 

Interpretation

The meanings of the encoded words are written in bold letters in accordance with the following terms. The following definitions have the same meanings whether they are in singular or plural form.

 

Definitions

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

An account means a distinguished account created for you to access all or parts of our Service.

An affiliate

means an entity that controls a party or entity, or is being controlled by a party or entity, or is under joint control by a party or entity, where “control” means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, capital interest, or other securities that allow it to vote for the election of members of the Board of Directors or another administrative body.

Application

means a computer program provided by the company and downloaded by you to any electronic device, called “Al Ittihad App”.

The Company (referred to either as “the Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Agreement) refers to Abu Dhabi Media Company, Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Muroor Area, P.O. Box: 63, Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates.

Cookies are small files placed through a website on your computer, mobile or any other device and they contain details of your browsing history on that website among many uses.

The country refers to: The United Arab Emirates.

Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, mobile phone, smart TV or digital tablet.

Personal data is any information associated with an identified or a person that can be identified.

The Service refers to the Application, the Website, or both.

“Service Provider” means any natural or legal person who processes data on behalf of the Company. The term also refers to companies or other individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, provide the Service on behalf of the Company, perform Service-related services, or assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

“Usage Data” refers to the data collected automatically, either issued through using the Service or through the Service infrastructure itself (eg the duration of visiting some page).

The website refers to the website of "Al-Ittihad Newspaper", which can be accessed through the link: https://en.aletihad.ae “You” means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which that individual is accessing or using the Service, according to the case.

 

Collection and use of your personal data

Types of data collected

Personal data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information includes:

 

  • First name and last name
  • E-mail address
  • phone number
  • Country of Residence
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • gender

 

Usage data

Usage Data is collected automatically while using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as your device's Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages that you have visited, the time and date of your visit, the period spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service through a mobile, we may collect certain information automatically, including for example the type of mobile device you use, your mobile identification number, your mobile Internet Protocol address, your mobile operating system, and the type of Internet browser used on your phone, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service through a mobile device.

 

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information as well as improving and analyzing our Service. The technologies we use may include:

 

  • Cookies or browser cookies. A cookie is a small file on your device. You can command your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have modified your browser settings to refuse cookies, our Service may use cookies.
  • Flash cookies (Flash). Some of the features associated with our Service may use internally stored fragments ("Flash cookies") to compile and store information about your preferences or your activity on our Service. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings that are used for browser cookies. For more information on how to delete Flash cookies, please read the article "How to change the settings to revoke or delete internally stored parts?" Available in the following link:  
    https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
  • Web beacons. Certain sections of our Service or in our emails may include small electronic files called "web beacons" (also referred to as "network beacons", "pixel tags", and "pixel counters") that allow the Company to, for example, count Users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail message as well as other website statistics (such as referring to the popularity of a section and checking system and server health).

 

These cookies are either "persistent" or session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device when you are not connected to the Internet, while session cookies are deleted once you close your web browser. You can learn more about cookies here: https://www.termsfeed.com/blog/cookies

We use both session and persistent cookies for the purposes described below:

 

Necessary/necessary cookies

Type: Session Cookies

Managed by: us

Purpose: These cookies are necessary to provide you with the services available through the Website and to allow you to use some of its features. They also help verify users and prevent user accounts from being used by fraudulent individuals. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided, and only we use these cookies to provide you with those services.

 

Cookie Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookie Policy

Type: persistent cookies

Managed by: us

Purpose: These cookies determine whether users have accepted the use of cookies on the website.

 

Functional cookies

Type: persistent cookies

Managed by: us<

Purpose: These cookies allow us to remember your choices when using the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preferences. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid having to re-enter your preferences each time you use the Website.


Use of your personal data

The company has the right to use personal data for the following purposes:

Provide and maintain our Service including monitoring the use of our Service.

Manage your account: to manage your registration process as a user of the Service. The personal data you provide may allow you to access various functionalities of the Service that are available to you as a “Registered User.”

Contacting You: i.e. contacting you through email, phone calls, SMS or equivalent forms of electronic communication such as new event notification mechanisms through the Mobile Application regarding updates or informational communications relating to functionality, contracted products or services, including security updates, when required or necessary for its implementation.

Providing you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events that we offer and which are similar to those you have inquired about.

Managing your requests: Fulfilling and managing your requests to us.

Business Transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or effect a merger, liquidation, restructuring, reorganizing, dissolution, sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as an existing business or as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or other similar measures, where personal data we hold about users of our Service is among the transferred assets.. 

For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as analyzing data, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and evaluating our service, products, marketing process, and your expertise, and seeking to improve their level.

 

We may share your personal information in the following cases:

  • With Service Providers: We may share your personal information with Service Providers to monitor the use of our Service, process payment transactions, contact you, and analyze those transactions.
  • Business transfers: We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a part of our business by another company.
  • With subsidiaries: We may share your information with subsidiaries, and in this case, we will require those subsidiaries to comply with this Privacy Policy. Subsidiaries include the parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • With business partners: We may share your information with our business partners to provide you with certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: When you share personal information or interact in public areas with other users, all users may see such information that may be distributed abroad.
  • With your approval: We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

 

Retention of your personal data

The Company will retain your personal data only for the period necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we must retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce legal agreements and policies. 

Usage Data will also be retained by the Company for internal analytics purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to enhance the security or functionality of the Service, or when we are legally required to retain this data for longer periods.

 

Transformation and transfer of your personal data

Your information, including your personal data, is processed in the offices of the Company's management and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. This means that this information may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your city, territory, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws differ from those in your jurisdiction.

Your approval in this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information constitutes your consent to such transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and your Personal Data will not be transferred to any organization or country unless you have controls in place to ensure the security of your data and other personal information.

 

Request to delete personal data

You can apply for the deletion of your personal data by:

  • Using the “Delete Personal Data” link available on the Application or Website
  • Send a request to the following mailing address: Customer Relationship Manager, PO Box 40401, Abu Dhabi
  • Contact the Customer Relationship Manager at https://en.aletihad.ae/contact.

When the request is executed, all your data will be deleted from our database, and further communications will be stopped from Abu Dhabi Media Company websites or from relevant third party websites.

 

Disclosure of personal data

commercial transactions

In the event that the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, your personal data may be transferred. We will send you a notice before your personal data is transferred and become subject to a different privacy policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to justified requests from public authorities (such as a court or government agency).

 

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with legal obligations
  • Protecting and defending the company's rights or property
  • Avoiding any potential violations related to the service or investigating such violations
  • Protect the security and personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protection from legal accountability

 

Security and safety of your personal data
The security and safety of your Personal Data is important to us, but remember that no method of data transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee it’s 100% secure of safe.

Detailed information about the processing of your personal data

Our service providers may be able to view your personal data. These third party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about your activity on our Service in accordance with their own privacy policies.

 

Privacy of minors and young adults

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to delete that information from our servers.

If we need to rely on approval as a legal basis for processing your information and your state requires a parent's consent, we may require your parent's approval before collecting and using that information.

 

Links to other websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. When you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every website you visit.

We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of third-party sites or services.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time, and we will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page with the "Last Updated" date at the top of the Privacy Policy.

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective immediately upon being posted on this page.

 

call us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us:

Via email: Legal@admedia.ae

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