PRIVACY NOTICE FOR MEN WEBSITES
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:
- "We", "our" and "us" refer to Middle East News FZ LLC.
- "You" and "the user" refer to the person(s) using the MEN websites and services.
- "Websites" refer to any website and website service which is operated by us https://www.alarabiya.net
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.
- Users located in the European Union
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.
- Users located in California
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.
- Who are we;
- What personal data do we collect about you;
- How do we collect your personal data;
- Why do we collect and process your personal data;
- Who may access to your personal data;
- Where may your personal data be stored or transferred;
- How do we ensure the security of your personal data;
- How long do we keep your personal data;
- Can minors provide us with their personal data?
- What rights do you have;
- How can you exercise your rights?
- How does this notice work with third party data processing?
- How to contact us.
- How may this Privacy Notice be updated?
1. Who are we?
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
Email: [email protected]
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.
2. What personal data do we collect about you?
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:
- Identity Data: name, date of birth, gender
- Contact Details: email address, telephone number
- Location Data: geographical information about the user’s specific device's whereabouts associated to a time identifier
- Marketing and Communication Data: user’s preferences in relation to receiving information about our websites.
- Digital Data: user’s social media accounts, metadata (i.e. set of data that describes and gives information about other data), online identifiers, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers and other information collected when you visit our website. For more information about the cookies, please read our Cookie notice on our websites.
3. How do we collect your personal data?
We collect your personal data when you subscribe to our websites.
4. Why do we collect and process your personal data?
We collect and process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
- when it is necessary for the performance
of a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
- To provide you with the services you request from us; allow you the use of online forms, surveys, including MEN services that do not require any form of registration; allow you to sign up for certain services, such as newsletters, information feeds, SMS updates or to create an account in which case, we will ask for Personal Data, such as your name, email address, or telephone number.
- To allow you to share information; allow you to take full advantage of the sharing features that we offer such as the participation in viewer forums and discussion boards, engagement with 2nd screen co-viewing apps; allow you to create a publicly visible MEN Profile, which may – if you choose - include your name and photo; combine personal data from one service with information from other MEN services to make it easier to share things with people you know.
- To carry out payment transactions; store transaction history; make sure that your subscription to our services has been paid; comply with legal or regulatory obligation in this respect.
- when it is necessary for the purposes of
the legitimate interests of our business, particularly:
- To maintain and improve our services; understand how you use the MEN services and implement other functionalities; develop new services and offers.
- To tailor the services to your needs and interests; provide you with tailored content – such as relevant ads and services; allow us to know you better to give you more of what you want – more shows, more exclusives, more information, more competitions and a better user experience; figure out more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful or services and information that are most relevant to you, thereby giving a much better and more useful experience of our digital properties.
- To communicate with you; to allow you to contact MEN Group; keep record of our exchanges; help solve any issues you might be facing; send you promotional offers and direct marketing; inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming program information or improvements to our digital properties; contact you for competition and casting to participate in different shows.
- To create and maintain a trusted and safer environment; investigating, detecting, preventing, or reporting fraud, misrepresentations, security breaches or incidents, or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities; protecting our sellers’, or your rights or property, or the security or integrity of our Services; enforcing our Terms of Service or other applicable agreements or policies; verifying your identity.
- To detect and prevent online fraud and intrusions when we implement certain monitoring or tracking devices implying the processing of Personal Data.
- when it is necessary for the protection of your vital interests or of another natural person.
- when it is necessary for complying with any applicable laws or regulations, or in response to lawful requests for information from the government or through legal process; fulfilling any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with our services; contacting you to resolve disputes and provide assistance with our services.
- when it is necessary for performing a task in the public interest and this task has a clear basis in law
- When you give us your consent to process your personal data. For instance, when we offer you to register to our services and create an account, subscribe to our newsletter or marketing emails or when we ask to follow any relevant procedure to allow you to either clearly accept or refuse the envisaged data processing; if you accept, you will be entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. However, in certain cases, your choice not to communicate your Personal Data or to withdraw your consent may result in a limitation of your access to our services, features or offering. For instance, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the websites or services and for us to respond to your queries without providing the related information.
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.
5. Who may access your data?
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:
- Suppliers and services providers, we engage with to process personal data or perform the MEN services on our behalf (based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Notice and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures);
- Successors in title to our business (or who are in meaningful discussions about such a possibility with the (prospective) new owners of the business or company); in this respect, if ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or undertakes a corporate reorganization or any other action or transfer between MEN Group entities, you acknowledge that we may need to transfer your Personal Data to the relevant third party (or its advisors) as part of any due diligence process for the purpose of analyzing any proposed sale to, or re-organization by the new owner. We may also need to transfer your Personal Data to that re-organized entity or third party after the sale or reorganization for them to use for the same purposes as set out in this notice;
- Our media representatives;
- Legal advisers, witnesses, experts and judicial and quasi-judicial authorities in order to protect us against harm to the rights, property or safety of MEN Group, our users or the public as required or permitted by law, and other third-parties to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations;
- Administrative or judicial authorities in order to meet the requirements of any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
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.
6. Where may your personal data be stored or transferred?
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
7. How do we ensure the security of your personal data?
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.
- SSL certificates
- IWS DNS (Route 53)
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.
8. How long do we keep your personal data?
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.
9. Do we collect and process minors’ personal data?
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.
10. What rights do you have?
- If you are located in the European Union, you have the following rights regarding your personal data under the GDPR:
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.
- If you are located in California, you have the following rights regarding your personal data under the CCPA:
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.
- If you are located in California and you are under the age of 18, you have the right to request that any information or content that you have posted on our website or mobile app be removed.
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?
- If you are located in the European Union and you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact our EU Representative by using the details provided in the section “How to contact us” below.
Please note that:
- We may need to verify your identity before we can act on your request; This is a security measure to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to any other person. We may also contact you to ask for further information in relation to your request.
- Since the exercise of these rights is subject to certain legal conditions and limitations, we may have to decline your request if those conditions are not fulfilled or if legal limitations apply;
- We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), or create a risk on the privacy of others.
- You will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of the other rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may reject your request in these circumstances. We may also reject your request if this requires disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice) or creates a risk on the privacy of others.
- In any case, we will seek to deal promptly with your request, and in any event within one month (subject to any extensions to which we are lawfully entitled). If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons for doing so.
- If you are located in California and you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us by using the details provided in the section “How to contact us” below.
12. How does this notice work with third party data processing?
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.
- Our digital properties may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Notice. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policies, which 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.
13. How to contact us?
- If you have any queries, please contact us on the below email address:
- If you are located in the European Union, please contact our EU Representative via email at [email protected]
EU Representative’s Contact Details:
Name: RF PRIVACY MINDERS LTD
Address: Spyrou Kyprianou 57, 6051 Larnaca, Cyprus
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +357 24812581
14. How may this Privacy Notice be updated?
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.