PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy - GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM

 

The Privacy Policy details how WWW.GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM (the "Site") collects, uses and shares your online information. In addition, it discusses the use of "cookies" and user access to third-party websites. By registering as a user, and agreeing to the registration terms and conditions GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM (the "Terms and Conditions") or by browsing or using GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM, you expressly agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy, and you consent to our collection, usage and sharing of your personal information, as well as any additional information discussed within this Privacy Policy.

GULF CONSTRUCTION is a trade name of Hilal Publishing & Marketing (the "Owner"). The Owner reserves the right to amend, update and change the Privacy Policy at any time. Please review the Privacy Policy on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of current Site policies and practices.

The Owner as Data Controllers are firmly committed to the protection of your privacy and takes their responsibility regarding the security of customer information very seriously.

This Policy sets out how we collect, use and secure the personal information of individuals using any website owned by us.

This is the Privacy Policy governing your use of the domain GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM(“GI”). This Policy sets out the following:

Our Privacy Policy reflects the requirements of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s privacy legislation as well as our continuous commitment to protecting your personal information in line with best practice international standards and protocols such as the GDPR

All terms not defined in this document have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Use Agreement between you and GI.

This policy explains our data processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used.  By registering, placing an order, downloading information or entering our site (as defined below) you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this policy.

 

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Data

Personal data means any information relating to you which allows us to identify you, such as your name, company, company address, your designation, contact details, (payment details if applicable) and information about your access to our website.

We collect personal data from you when you contact us directly to receive our publications either electronically or by post

Specifically, we may collect the following categories of information:

  1.  • Name, business or home address, e-mail address, telephone number,
  2.  • Information about your use of our website and/or App;
  3.  • The communications that you may exchange with us or direct to us via letters, emails, chat service, calls, and social media.
  4.  • Location, including real-time geographic location of your computer or device through GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, if you use location-based features and turn on the Location Services settings on your device and computer. (Personal Information)

 

Registration Information

Access to the news posted on GI requires registration. At the time if you register to become a Registered User of GI, you will be asked to complete a registration form which requires you provide information such as your name, company details, address, phone/fax number, email address, confirming that you are above the age required age of 13 and other personal information as well as information about your preferences and interests.  Certain fields of the registration form which is not obligatory- such as Gender etc- will be marked with an *(Asterix). Should you choose to supply the non-obligatory information we will safeguard this in line with the terms of our Privacy Policy

Publishing Information

If you submit any information to GI to be published on the GI through the publishing tools and any discussion forum, then you are deemed to have given consent to the publication of such information 

Payment Information

The site is free to access; however, if you purchase a product or service from GI or a vendor available through GI we may be required to collect additional information, including billing information, credit card numbers and expiration dates and tracking information from cheques or money orders

Statistical Information:

In addition, we gather aggregate statistical information about our Site and Users, such as IP addresses, browser software, operating system, pages viewed, and number of sessions, unique visitors and so forth.

Collected Information

Publishing Information, Payment Information (as and when required), Statistical Information and any information  may be collected from you through the use of cookies or any other means for which you will be deemed to have agreed to us collecting the information by you registering for access to GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM

 

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your Information to provide services that you request or to contact you regarding additional services which GI thinks that you might be interested in. Specifically, we may use your email address, mailing address, phone number or fax number to contact you regarding notices, surveys, product alerts, new service or product offerings and communications relevant to your use of our Site. We may generate reports and analysis based on the Registration Information for internal analysis, monitoring and marketing decisions.

We use your Collected Information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our Site's content, layout and service specifically for you.

We may use your Collected Information to service your Account with us, including but not limited to investigating problems, resolving disputes and enforcing agreements with us.

We may use your Collected Information to execute marketing campaigns, promotions or advertising messages on behalf of third parties; however, in these circumstances, your Collected Information will not be disclosed to such third parties unless you respond to the marketing, promotion or advertising message.

All of your Publishing Information will be publicly available on GI and therefore accessible by any internet user. Any Publishing Information that you disclose to on the Site by definition becomes public information and you relinquish any proprietary rights (including but not limited to the rights of confidentiality and copyrights) in such information. You should exercise caution when deciding to include personal or proprietary information in the Publishing Information that you submit to us. Any information disclosed herein is as a result of your decision to make public this information.

GI will only share your Payment Information with banks or vendors relevant to the transaction in order to enable transactions to be completed. Any credit card information that you provide through GI is directly submitted to a payment server of the credit card processing bank. GI does not maintain electronic or physical copies of your credit card information. While GI has in place up-to-date technology and internal procedures to guard your Payment Information against intruders, there is no guarantee that such technology or procedure can eliminate all of the risks of theft, loss or misuse GI shall not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that might result from unauthorized use, publication, disclosure or any other misuse of Payment Information, including credit card information.

We use Statistical Information to help diagnose problems with and maintain our computer servers, to manage our Site, and to enhance our Site and services based on the usage pattern data we receive. We may generate reports and analysis based on the Statistical Information for internal analysis, monitoring and marketing decisions. We may provide Statistical Information to third parties, but when we do so, we do not provide personally identifying information without your permission.

We will not retain your data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose it is being processed for. To determine the appropriate retention period, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the purposes for which we process it and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means.

When we no longer need your personal data, we will securely delete or destroy it. We will also consider if and how we can minimise over time the personal data that we use, and if we can anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you or identify you, in which case we may use that information without further notice to you.  

 

YOUR CONSENT

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Statement as amended from time to time or as described at or before the time of collection, use or disclosure, as the case may be. If you do not want your personal information to be collected, used or disclosed in this manner, then please either:

If you have submitted personal information to us and wish to withdraw your consent to its retention, use or disclosure, please send an e-mail to PRIVACY@GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COMYou may withdraw your consent, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide some products or services to you.

 

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION

We do not sell, rent, trade or exchange any personally-identifying information of our Users. We may share certain aggregate information based on analysis of Collected Information with our partners, customers, advertisers or potential Users

However we reserve the right to disclose your Collected Information to relevant authorities where we have reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be infringing or threatening to infringe, or who may otherwise be causing injury to or interference with, the title, rights, interests or property of GI, our Users, customers, partners, other web site users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

We also reserve the right to disclose Collected Information in response to a subpoena or other judicial order or when we reasonably believe that such disclosure is required by law, regulation or administrative order of any court, governmental or regulatory authority.

If we have reason to believe that a User is in breach of the Terms of User Agreement or any other agreement with us, then we reserve the right to make public or otherwise disclose such User's Collected Information in order to pursue our claim or prevent further injury to GI, its owners or others.

LOGGING IN USING SOCIAL NETWORKING CREDENTIALS

If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM identity. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM app from your Facebook settings or mobile device, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

 

CO-BRANDED RELATIONSHIPS AND LINKS

GI may contain links to other websites. The Owner does not control or affirm the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave GI to read the privacy statements of all other websites that may be accessed through GI. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Owner or any authorised person on GI

We have established relationships with other parties to offer you the benefit of other products and services which we ourselves do not offer. We offer you access to these other parties either through the use of hyperlinks to their sites from our Site, or through offering "co-branded" sites in which both ourselves and these other parties share the same uniform resource locator, domain name or pages within a domain name on the Internet. In some cases you may be required to submit information for purposes of registering or applying for products or services provided by such third parties or co-branded partners. The Privacy Policy of such other parties may differ from ours, and we may not have any control over the information that you submit to such third parties or co-branded sites. We therefore encourage you to read that policy before responding to any offers, products or services provided by such other parties.

Any other organisations who access your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards. We may use service providers to help us run these sites (or services available on GI)

Some of our webpages use plug-ins from other organisations (such as the 'Facebook Recommend' function). These other organisations may use information about your visit to our websites on their pages. If you browse these pages while still also logged in to your account with us, information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organisations use information, please read their privacy policies.

COOKIES AND SITE TRACKING

We use "cookies" to store specific information about you and track your visits to our Site  to ensure that you have a better user experience. It is not uncommon for websites to use cookies to enhance identification of their users.

A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can be sent to your computer's hard drive only if you access our Site using the computer. If you do not de-activate or erase the cookie, each time you use the same computer to access our Site, our web servers will be notified of your visit to our Site and in turn we may have knowledge of your visit and the pattern of your usage.

Generally, we use cookies to identify you and enable us to access your Registration Information or Publishing Information so you do not have to re-enter it; gather statistical information about usage by Users; research visiting patters and help target advertisements based on User interests; assist our partners to track User visits to GI and process orders; and track progress and participation in promotions.

We may also use 'Flash' cookies to store your preferences for your media player (for example, volume and so on). If we don't use them, you may not be able to watch some video content.

You can determine if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your browser's which is installed in the computer you are using to access GI. If you desire, you can change those configurations in your browser. By setting your preferences in the browser, you can accept all cookies, you can be notified when a cookie is sent, or you can reject all cookies. If you reject all cookies by choosing the cookie-disabling function in your browser, you may be required to re-enter your information on our Site more often and certain features of our Site may be unavailable.

OUR ADVERTISING

As you browse our sites, some of the cookies we place on your computer will be advertising cookies, so we can understand what sort of pages you are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser that is based on these perceived interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of plant and machinery articles, you may be shown more adverts for plant and machinery.

Advertising on mobile devices may require the collection and sharing of the unique device ID with companies who purchase advertising space on the mobile application.

OTHER ADVERTISING

Our sites contain links to other websites from which we may earn revenue. Our articles are never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for the purpose of promoting a product, except when clearly branded as a 'sponsored by', 'brought to you by' or 'supported by' to represent sponsored content, advertisement features and foundation funded features respectively. 

 

MINORS

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13. GI and its contents are not intended to be targeted to minors and we do not intend to sell any of our products or services to minors. However, we have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Site and so we carry out the same Privacy Policy for individuals of all ages. However all registrants are asked to declare that they are over the age of 13. If a minor has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to contact us to remove the information from our records.

SECURITY OF YOUR DATA

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal data, and to protect it against accidental loss, destruction or damage. The data you provide to us is protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. SSL is the industry standard method of encrypting personal information and credit card details so that they can be securely transferred over the Internet. 

All payment details are transmitted over SSL across dedicated network infrastructure (Multiprotocol Label Switching-MPLS) and stored in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

As a Registered User, your Registration Information, Publishing Information and Payment Information (if any) can be viewed and edited through your Account which is protected by Password. We recommend that you do not divulge your Password to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you for your Password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. If you share a computer with others, you should not choose to save your log-in information (e.g., User ID and Password) on the computer. Remember to sign out of your Account and close your browser window when you have finished your session.

We may disclose your information to trusted third parties for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.  However we require all third parties to have appropriate technical and operational security measures in place to protect your personal data, in line with data protection rules. 

 

UPDATING OR CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can update or correct your personal information at any time by sending an email to PRIVACY@GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM

 

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated through our posting an amended and restated Privacy Policy on our Site. Our posting of the amended and restated Privacy Policy will make such new Privacy Policy immediately effective. You agree that all Collected Information (whether or not collected prior to or after the new policy became effective) will be governed by the newest Privacy Policy then in effect. If you do not agree to the new changes in our Privacy Policy, you should contact GI in writing (at the address set out in the Notice provision of the Terms of Use Agreement) and specifically request that GI return and/or destroy all copies of all or part of your Collected Information in possession of GI .

 

YOUR FEEDBACK

We welcome your continuous input regarding our Privacy Policy or our services provided to you. You may send us your comments and responses to PRIVACY@GULFINDUSTRYONLINE.COM

 

This Privacy Policy was last amended on 1st  August 2022.