Active Collection of Information
Some areas of the Website require you actively to submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features. Some of this information may be personal (namely, information that can identify you, such as your name, address or phone number). We only collect such information when you choose to supply it to us. You confirm that you will only enter information about yourself and that such information is true.
Passive Collection of Information
We may collect and process anonymous information about your visit to this Website, such as some of the pages you visit and some of the searches you perform. Such information is used by us to help us improve the contents of the site and to compile, for internal market research purposes, aggregate statistics about individuals using it.
- “per-session cookies” are used while you are visiting the Website to keep track of your progress through the booking process. These do not store any personal information and are deleted when you close your web browser;
- “looker cookies” store historic data about your visits to our Website and allow us to personalise your site experience and make recommendations to you about products and services that we think may be of interest to you.
With most web browsers it is possible to configure your Internet browser so that it can refuse new cookies, prompt you to accept a cookie or disable cookies altogether. How you do this will depend on the Internet browser you use – however, refusing to accept “per-session cookies” may result in our Website not operating correctly. For further details on cookies, we recommend that you visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We may also use Internet tags in combination with “cookies” on the Website. These tags are placed on both on-line advertisements that bring users to the Website and on different pages of the Website. We use this technology to measure visitor response to our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. The third party service provider involved may be able to collect anonymous aggregated data about visitors to other sites because of these Internet tags and cookies, and the servers on which this data is stored may either be located within or outside the UAE.
Use of Information Collected
Your personal information submitted to us is used for operational purposes, for example, when you enter your details in the contact us page, and when you enter your name and email address to subscribe to our newsletter.
Sharing of Information
We may share your personal information with third party service providers (including service providers outside of the UAE). These service providers will only have access to the personal information needed to perform the relevant service and may not use your personal information for any other purpose. They will also be required to use your personal information strictly in accordance with data protection laws, including maintaining adequate security measures to protect such personal information.
We may also share your personal information with legal or regulatory authorities where we are lawfully requested or required to do so, or voluntarily to the Police and similar law enforcement agencies (including fraud prevention and detection), other government agencies or third parties.
We may further use your personal information to contact you about new features, services, and in line with the consent you have provided. If you do not wish to receive this information, you may choose not to do so by clicking where indicated. If you initially wish to receive such material but you change your mind later, you may tell us by using the “update your personal details” page or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take the security of your data very seriously. We employ physical, electronic and administrative security measures to protect the information that we collect about you from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the applicable data protection laws.
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Access to Personal Information
You are entitled to see the personal information we hold about you and may obtain these details by writing to us at: Links, P O Box 49042 Dubai, UAE. We may require proof of your identity before we supply the information to you.
This page was last updated on 23rd April 2014