Middle East News FZ LLC (“MEN”) is aware of the importance of privacy and protection of personal data at the digital era. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use the personal data of the users when they browse MEN websites and/or use MEN digital and mobile services.
Privacy Notice key definitions:
Under the data protection legislations, we are required to provide you with the information included in this privacy notice. It is important that you read this notice, together with any other notices that we may provide to you on a case-by-case basis when collecting and processing your personal data.
All information in this notice is applicable to you unless otherwise indicated based on your residency status.
If you are located in the European Union, the processing of your personal data may be subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Any references for users located in the European Union will be also applicable to you.
If you are located in California, the processing of your personal data may be subject to the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) and the California Online Eraser Law. Any references for users located in California will be also applicable to you.
Changes to your personal data
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and updated. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Middle East News FZ LLC (“MEN”) processes your personal data while you use its websites and/or digital and mobile services.
MEN Contact Details:
Address: Dubai Media City, Building 3, Dubai, UAE
Tel.: +9714 391 9999
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, you can contact us by using the details provided in the section “How to contact us” below.
If you are located in the European Union and you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your rights provided by the GDPR, you can contact our EU Representative by using its contact details provided in the section “How to contact us” below.
Personal data is any information relating to natural persons who can be identified, directly or indirectly. We may collect, use, store and transfer the following types of personal data:
We collect your personal data when you subscribe to our websites.
We collect and process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
Change of purpose of processing
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, where this is required or permitted by law.
For the purposes described above, we shall grant access to your personal data to authorized MEN Group employees and members of the MEN Group who have a need-to-know in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
In addition, we may need to transfer or allow access to the following authorized third-parties:
We may also aggregate, anonymize data publicly and to other authorized third parties and partners – like advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
MEN Group is a multinational group with affiliates, partners and subcontractors located in many countries around the world. That means that your personal data may need to be processed in countries whose data protection laws may be of a lower standard than those in your home country.
We process and store your personal information on our computers and servers located in UAE, and use service providers that may be located in various locations, such as Canada, Germany, UK .Where this is the case, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection.
If you are located in the European Union and your personal data is transferred to a service provider for processing in any country outside the European Economic Area that is not recognized by the EU Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, we ensure that appropriate safeguards (e.g. contractual commitments) under the applicable data protection law are provided.
Should you need more information about the data transfers, please contact us by using the details
We maintain appropriate physical, electronic, technical, organizational procedural safeguards and security measures, including governance models, to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, use, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal data.
Please note however that no data transmission over the Internet or website can be guaranteed to be secure from intrusion. In addition, you should also take appropriate measures to safeguard your personal data, in particular by keeping your password secure and confidential. If you know or have reason to believe that your account credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account, please contact by using the details provided in the section “How to contact us” below.
If we know or have reason to believe that your Personal Data were compromised, we will immediately notify affected users of a breach if such happens in accordance with applicable laws.
We will only retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. Our retention periods are based on business needs and your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymized or destroyed.
Your personal data collected though our websites will be retained as
long as your account is active or otherwise for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we have
initially collected it. If you deactivate your account, we will retain your data for 2 years, starting from data
Please note that we may also retain your personal data for longer periods if necessary, to comply with our legal obligations or to protect our legitimate interests.
In order to subscribe to MEN services and provide us with your personal information you must be 18 years of age or older to satisfy the minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction.
Individuals under the age of 18 or the minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction may also utilize MEN services if their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent is given. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a minor under the age of 18 or under the minimum age provided by the law and we have not been provided with the parent’s or legal guardian’s consent, we will promptly delete that information.
Right of Access: You have the right to access to your personal data. You can ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you. There are situations where we may deny your request, for example, if making the information available to you would reveal personal data about another person, or if we are legally prevented from disclosing such information
Right to Rectification: It is our objective to keep your personal data accurate, current and complete. You have the right to request the correction of any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Right to Erasure: You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data where there is no reason to continue processing it. You also have the right to ask us to delete your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to the processing, where we may have processed your data unlawfully or where we need to delete your personal data to comply with the law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request for deletion for specific legal reasons for which we will notify you, as appropriate, at the time of your request.
Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data when we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds which override your rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object when we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following cases: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy, (b) when our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it (c) when you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or (d) if you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Right to Data Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.
Right not to be subject to automated decision-making; You have the right not to be subject to a decision when it is based on automated processing and it produces an adverse legal effect or significantly affects you.
Right to Withdraw Your Consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
Right to file a complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of Cyprus Commissioner for Personal Data Protection.
Right of access: You have the right to access to your personal data. You can ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
Right to erasure: In certain situations, you have the right to ask us to delete your personal data unless our processing is specifically permitted under the CCPA.
Right of disclosure for sale of data or use for business purpose: In certain circumstances, you can ask us to provide you with the categories personal data and third parties we disclose for sale or business purposes. We do not sell your personal data under any circumstances. This right may apply only where we disclose your personal data for a business purpose.
Data portability: In certain circumstances, you can ask us to transfer your personal data to you or to another party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Right to opt-out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal data to other third parties. Given that we do not sell your personal data under any circumstances, this right does not apply to your personal data.
Right to non-discrimination: We will not discriminate against you in any way or under any circumstance for exercising your rights regarding your personal data under the CCPA.
Right to withdraw consent: In cases where you have provided us your consent in order to process your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before the withdrawal of consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
Once we receive your request, we will delete or anonymize the requested information. Please note that we may not always be able to comply with your request for deletion for specific legal reasons for which we will notify you, as appropriate, at the time of your request.
11. How can you exercise your rights?
Please note that:
The MEN services may be provided through and/or utilize features (such as voice controls) operated by third party platforms or contain links to sites operated by third parties whose policies regarding the handling of Personal Data may differ from ours.
We advise you to consult such policies and terms if you want to learn more about the processing of your personal data by such third parties.
EU Representative’s Contact Details:
Name: RF PRIVACY MINDERS LTD
Address: 10 Patron Street, 6051 Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 24812581
We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. Any changes of this Privacy Notice will be published on this page. When these changes are material, we may provide you specific notice of any such changes (including when they will take effect) in accordance with the law.
Where applicable (for instance, if the changes imply new data processing that shall rely on your prior consent), we will ensure that you have had the possibility to accept those changes so as to allow you to continue using our services or to refuse - in which case, you will be entitled to cancel your use of the MEN Services.