INTRODUCTION

EnviroServe, in the UAE, is strongly committed to each visitor’s right to privacy.

This privacy statement applies to EnviroServe and any of its affiliates, which control and make use of visitor information collected via this site.

If you as a visitor choose to register or submit information to this web site, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement. Please note that this site could contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other member firms, which may not be governed by this privacy statement.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions using Contact Us.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the web site. The site collects only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.

We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, if ever necessary, obtain visitors’ explicit consent to collect and use such information.

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

To ensure that our web site is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the site, we or our service provider(s) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or web beacons (electronic images that allow the web site to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) to collect aggregate data. We may use such devices to track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited. This information is reported to our webmasters who use the information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of the site and to make sure that our web site is serving as a useful, effective information source.

Neither cookies nor web beacons collect personal information such as your name or email address. Cookies can be rejected (see you Microsoft help file); however, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of our site if their browsers reject cookies.

To ensure that our web site is well managed, we or our service provider may track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domain, company IP address and browser type. Our internal webmasters use this information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of our site to make sure that our web site is serving as a useful and effective information source.

COOKIES FOR GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. 

The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. These are known as ‘performance cookies’. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it. 

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. 

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. 

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

MORE ABOUT PERFORMANCE COOKIES

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our website is.
We use performance cookies to…

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

Cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’ cookies will NOT be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit
  • Target adverts to you on any other website

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies.

DISABLING COOKIES

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. This is usually set through your privacy settings. You can also set your browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered. For further guidance on disabling cookies via your specific browser visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

FURTHER READING ON COOKIES

Useful information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:

http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

INFORMATION USE

Personal information is used only for limited purposes. For example, when you register with the web site to gain access to premium content or request future communications about EnviroServe such as specific EnviroServe publications or marketing campaigns, we may use the information you submit to create a personal profile to customize our response to further requests or inquiries. We may also use the information to personalize your web site experience. And, when you choose to register online for a EnviroServe-hosted event, we will use the information you submit to respond to you. We may on occasion share your details with fellow delegates of the event to which you have registered . You have the right to unsubscribe from this service. In addition, the web masters may, where necessary, use your information for various site related tasks.

We will ensure that our marketing activities comply with applicable law, and implement procedures to obtain necessary consents before sending you email containing information about EnviroServe service offerings. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you such materials.

When using the ‘share’ function on our website, the email details of the person you ‘share’ with will be recorded by EnviroServe and potentially used for further related marketing activity by EnviroServe. The person you ‘share’ with may at any time request that we discontinue sending any such material.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

Although we may provide visitors’ information to service providers that handle information on our behalf, we will not share the information with third parties for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection.

Personal information may be transmitted internationally through to third parties for the purposes identified above. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your country of residence. By providing information to EnviroServe, in the UAE, through this web site, you are consenting to such transfers.

Where appropriate, personal information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties where necessary or desirable to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests or for the purposes identified above.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

We are dedicated to providing reasonable access to visitors who wish to review the personal information retained when they register with our web site and correct any inaccuracies it may contain. Visitors who choose to register may access their user profile, correct and update their details, or unsubscribe at any time. To do this, Visitors can request a copy of their personal information by contacting us using the Contact Us. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

EnviroServe, in the UAE, reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained herein creates or is intended to create a contract or agreement between EnviroServe and any user visiting the Web site or providing identifying information of any kind.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION

EnviroServe, in the UAE, understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The web site covered by this privacy policy is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

VISITORS’ QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this web site, please direct them to Webmaster Services using the Contact Us.