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EmiratiesBD  Privacy Policy

1. General

    Copyright 

The listings, content and text published by clients and users on EmiratesBD are subject to the United Arab Emirates copyright law. The editing, duplication, and distribution and all forms of usage of content beyond the copyright limits require a written approval of the respective listing or content owner. In the case of be any copyright infringement on EmiratesBD, kindly contact us and provide us with related evidence. For any cases with violation of rights or duplication, EmiratesBD will delete the concerned content within a 48-hour period.


    Liability for content

All listings and information are reviewed and confirmed for authenticity by EmiratesBD; however, the accuracy, completeness, integrity and actuality of the content are the liability of the users posting said content. In cases of declaration of violation of rights, EmiratesBD will delete the concerned content within a 48-hour period.

    Liability for external links

EmiratesBD contains links to advertisements and external/third party websites over which we have no control. Thus, the users/clients who have posted said links and advertisements are accountable for their respective listings and EmiratesBD cannot be held liable for consequences arising from the existence or usage of such content on EmiratesBD. External links were reviewed with regards to possible violation of rights during listing. However, some illegal content may not be identifiable at the point of listing. Regular or permanent monitoring of the links included on EmiratesBD without tangible indication and obligation is deemed infeasible and irrational. But in cases of declaration of violation of rights, EmiratesBD will delete the concerned link(s) within a 48-hour period.

The following clauses shall explain when and to which extent personal data is handled, collected, promoted and used by EmiratesBD.


2. Collection and processing of personal data

Listings and Advertisements on EmiratesBD are available to the public. Our servers are located in the United Arab Emirates. Choosing to provide us with personal information, assumes your consent to the transfer and storage of that information to and on our servers in the Emirates.

We collect and store the following personal information:

o Email address, physical location/contact information, trade license for verification purposes and financial information in case of the usage of a paid service or feature.

o Account sign-in data, statistics on page views, advertisement data and traffic to and from EmiratesBD as well (This is mainly done through cookies which are stored on your computer and you can disable on your browser. Refer to Clause 4 for more information on Cookies).

o Other information including your IP address and standard web log information.

Caution: It is not possible to ensure complete protection of data against access of third parties since any form of data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) may lead to security issues.


3. Transfer of personal data

Transfer or provision of personal data to a third party, or otherwise similar, occurs only if the user has given prior consent to the release of personal data or if EmiratesBD is lawfully obligated to provide information to authorities in relation to an ad or a listing that a user/client has posted. Otherwise, no personal data will be released, sold or shared to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes without prior permission from the user/client.


4. Cookies

EmiratesBD uses "cookies" in connection with the web browser for optimum usage of the site. A "cookie“ is a small piece of data transmitted from our web server and then stored in the user's hard drive or other storage device. The user can disable or adjust enabled cookies accordingly by configuring their web browser. However, disabling or deleting cookies may result in the unavailability of some functions and features of the website, or ease of future navigation.

EmiratesBD uses cookies solely for the purpose of the user’s convenience. This applies in terms remembering their activities on the website, and saving the user's details (username and password) and settings on applications. Cookies only save the IP address to to identify the used computer and no other personal data. EmiratesBD does not use technology that may combine information obtained by cookies with personal user data, so as to detect the identity or email address of users.


5. Usage of social network plugins

Our website uses plugins provided by various social network platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, each are operated by their administration. The plugins are identifiable by respective network’s logos.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the social network’s servers. This enables the social network to receive information about you your access to the respective page of our website with your IP address. If you click the any available social network link buttons while you are logged in on said social network, the content of our page can be linked on your profile or you are re-directed to the user’s profile. In the case you are using a personal social network account, your visit can be assigned to your personal account. We point out that we do not have knowledge about the data gathered and its use by each social network. For more information, you may visit the privacy policy for each respective social network.

If you are a member of any social network that has a plugin on EmiratesBD and do not want your account connected the data concerning your visit to our website, kindly log out of your account before entering our website.

For a full list of each social network plugins please see their websites.


6. Google Analytic

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened within the area of United Arab Emirates or other parties to the Agreement on the Emirates Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of EmiratesBD for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing EmiratesBD other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

The user can disable or adjust enabled cookies accordingly by configuring their web browser. However, disabling or deleting cookies may result in the unavailability of some functions and features of the website, or ease of future navigation. You can also refer to the link below for instructions on how you may also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en


7. Google AdSense

EmiratesBD integrates the usage of Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses text files placed on your computer, referred to as “cookies”. The purpose of these files is usage analysis of the site. Any information generated about your use of the website by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers, most likely in the United States. Google AdSense uses also use web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons information such as traffic can be analyzed.

This usage information, generated by cookies and web beacons (including your IP address) and the display of advertisements are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be given to Google partners. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of GoogleAdSense will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

The user can disable or adjust enabled cookies accordingly by configuring their web browser. However, disabling or deleting cookies may result in the unavailability of some functions and features of the website, or ease of future navigation.

8. Payment Information

EmiratesBD features the ability for users to select paid services as well as place ads on the platform. All information used to pay for the aforementioned services are stored securely on the EmiratesBD servers and will not be shared with third or external parties. The information is stored solely for payment procedures; follow up and in case of cancellations or a legal requirement for reference and evidence.

9. Third party / External websites

Our data protection policies only apply to data stored on EmiratesBD and do not cover external websites nor cover the external activities of the users and the consequences arising thereafter. Therefore, please be aware that visitors and users may collect any personal information such as your e-mail address that is published on EmiratesBD’s website. This is due to the expected interconnectedness of the internet. EmiratesBD offers users the possibility to interact with other EmiratesBD users, as such, EmiratesBD cannot be held liable for any misunderstandings between the users. Advertisements are post under a cipher as an added security measure. This considerably hinders third parties from collecting users' personal data. EmiratesBD also uses Javascript to encode your email address (that was submitted as a contact email) to prevent the scanning of users' email addresses through external software. However, email addresses that are published openly in an advertisement or listed on an external website are not covered by this security feature.


10. Right of withdrawal and editing of information 

Personal information provided to EmiratesBD and accounts may be requested for deletion at any time provided that the information is not needed for a pending or an existing transaction or is not required by law for safekeeping. If you have provided permission for the sharing of personal information to a third party, you may at any time cancel or withdraw this permission. Any personal information stored on EmiratesBD’s servers can be requested and provided free of charge. EmiratesBD will contact users for data validity and verification, or otherwise, any amendments or corrections can be requested anytime by the user directly.


Responsible authority

Questions regarding data privacy and protection should be addressed to privacy@EmiratesBD.ae