QGN Privacy Policy


Qatar-Gulf News Privacy Policy

Qatar-Gulf News has developed an News Blog website as a free web application. This SERVICE is provided by Qatar-Gulf News at no cost and is intended for use as is.


This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service. If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. we will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at qatar-gulfnews.com unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

  • BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED FURTHER TO USE THIS WEBSITE.
  • “BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU (THE VISITOR) AGREE TO ALLOW THIRD PARTIES TO PROCESS YOUR IP ADDRESS, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE YOUR LOCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CURRENCY CONVERSION. YOU ALSO AGREE TO HAVE THAT CURRENCY STORED IN A SESSION COOKIE IN YOUR BROWSER (A TEMPORARY COOKIE WHICH GETS AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR BROWSER). WE DO THIS IN ORDER FOR THE SELECTED CURRENCY TO REMAIN SELECTED AND CONSISTENT WHEN BROWSING OUR WEBSITE SO THAT THE PRICES CAN CONVERT TO YOUR (THE VISITOR) LOCAL CURRENCY.”

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. The information that we request is retained on your device and is not collected by us in any way.

This Privacy Policy explains how Qatar-Gulf News collects personal and non-personal information, classified as mandatory or voluntary and uses, discloses and protects such information through the Website. ‘Personal Information’ is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person for the purposes of this Policy shall include, but not limited to, information regarding Your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, etc.

You may need to provide Qatar-Gulf News Your Personal Information during the course of using some services of the Qatar-Gulf News, for instance, creating a User ID, provide information in Your account while registering on the Website, or provide financial information while making an online purchase, communicate with Qatar-Gulf News’ customer service by phone, email or otherwise, provide reviews for the content available on the Website. Qatar-Gulf News collects only such Personal Information that Qatar-Gulf News believes to be relevant and is required to understand You or Your interests.

Qatar-Gulf News does not trade or sell Information provided by You in any manner, except described herein:

to facilitate website use,

to respond to your inquiries,

to provide information about our products and services,

to send you important information regarding website, changes to terms and conditions or policies,

to send you surveys of your interest,

to communicate with you,

to help you with support,

to improve our services and content for you,

to protect the integrity of the website,

to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law.


Third Party Services

When You use the Website, Qatar-Gulf News’ servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically about Your activities on the Website; for instance, by way of cookies. We use third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the internet and sometimes on this Website. They may collect anonymous information about Your visits to our Website, and Your interaction with our products and services. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know the name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user.


Qatar-Gulf News will contain links to other websites on the Website which are operated by third parties and are not controlled by, or affiliated to, or associated with, Qatar-Gulf News unless expressly specified on the Website. Qatar-Gulf News is not responsible for any form of transmission, whatsoever, received by You from any Linked Site. These third-party websites and advertisers may use technology to send the advertisements that appear on the Website directly to Your browser. In such cases, the third-party websites or advertisers automatically receive Your IP address. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize advertising content. Qatar-Gulf News does not have access to or control over cookies or other features that such third-party websites and advertisers may use, and the information practices of these third-party websites and advertisers are not covered by this Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.


Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to a user’s browser from a web server and is eventually stored on a user’s computer hard drive. This anonymous information is maintained distinctly and is not linked to the Personal Information You submit to Qatar-Gulf News. Whether You want Your web browser to accept cookies or not is up to You. If You haven’t changed Your computer’s settings, most likely Your browser already accepts cookies. If You choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of the Website. You can also delete Your browser cookies or disable them entirely, but this may significantly impact Your experience with the Website and may make parts of the Website nonfunctional or inaccessible. We recommend that You leave them turned on.


General Provisions

By accessing the Website, you have agreed to the terms set out in this Policy. Unless stated otherwise, the Policy applies to all information that Qatar-Gulf News has about You and Your account.


By using this Website and the products, content and services provided on the Website, you agree and acknowledge that Your Personal Information collected through the Website may be transferred across national boundaries and stored and processed in any country around the world. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of Your information may be undertaken by trusted third party vendors or agents of e Qatar-Gulf News such as credit card processors, web hosting providers, communication services, and web analytic providers, to help facilitate Qatar-Gulf News in providing certain functions.


If You choose to visit the Website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and the Website’s Terms of Use. In addition to the foregoing, any disputes arising under this Policy shall be governed by the laws of Qatar.


Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the website we collect data and information (through third party products) on your computer called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the website when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics. Qatar-Gulf News also uses the log file like other website servers which is the standard measures. They include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use them to analyze trends, administer the site, track a user’s movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Shared Personal Information

You are required to submit Your information at the time of making an online purchase on the Website. Qatar-Gulf News uses an online payment gateway that is operated by a third party and the information that You share with Qatar-Gulf News is transferred and shared with such third-party payment gateway operator. The said operator may also have access to Your online purchase history/details that You make from the Website.

Extremely sensitive information like Your credit/debit card details are transacted upon secure sites of approved payment gateways which are digitally under encryption, thereby providing the highest possible degree of care as per current technology.

Disclosure

Qatar-Gulf News will use information only in accordance with the Policy under which the information was collected unless we have received explicit authorization.

Qatar-Gulf News may disclose any information Qatar-Gulf News may have about You (including Your identity) if Qatar-Gulf News determines that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding Your use of the Website, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Qatar-Gulf News’ rights or property, or the rights or property of users of the Website, including Qatar-Gulf News’ customers. Qatar-Gulf News reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Qatar-Gulf News deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Qatar-Gulf News also may disclose Your information when Qatar-Gulf News determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

User Discretion

You can always choose not to provide information and in such cases, if the information required is classified as mandatory, you will not be able to avail of that part of the Services, features or content.
You can add or update Your Personal Information on a regular basis. When You update information, Qatar-Gulf News will keep a copy of the prior version for its records.


Qatar-Gulf News may, if You so choose, send direct advertisement mailers to You at the address given by You. You have the option to opt-out of this direct mailer by clicking at the unsubscribed link option attached to e-mail.


Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and We cannot guarantee its absolute security. Qatar-Gulf News strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of Your Personal Information and to protect Your Personal Information against unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction. For this purpose, Qatar-Gulf News adopts internal reviews of the data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where Qatar-Gulf News stores Your personal data.

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page. Qatar-Gulf News will not reduce Your rights under this Policy without Your explicit consent. Qatar-Gulf News may e-mail periodic reminders of the notices and conditions, unless You have instructed Qatar-Gulf News not to, but You should check the Website frequently to see recent changes.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us on press@qatar-gulfnews.com