Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
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HLB Abu Dhabi is committed to protecting your privacy and handling your personal information responsibly. This policy outlines our data collection, processing, and usage practices in accordance with applicable regulations.

Objective

Through this privacy policy, we aim to provide a clear overview of our privacy practices regarding the collection and processing of your personal information from various sources. This policy covers the categories of personal data we collect, how we use or process such data, who has access to it, and your associated rights under applicable laws.

What Information Do We Collect?

  • Website Visits: We gather data like IP address, device information, and browsing activity from website visitors.
  • Personal and Contact Information: This includes name, email, phone number, address, and professional details, potentially acquired through forms, social media, or direct interaction.
  • Login Credentials: Securely stored usernames and passwords for registered users.
  • Audio-Visual Information: Captures from events, webinars, or similar activities with your consent.
  • Queries and Feedback: Correspondence and feedback submitted through various channels.
  • Marketing Preferences: Your choices on marketing communication, interests, and event participation.
  • Additional Data: Depending on your interaction with us, specific details might be collected (explained in separate statements).

How Do We Collect Information?

  • Directly: You provide information through forms, applications, social media, email, or phone calls.
  • Indirectly: Shared by colleagues, affiliates, employers, public sources, or suppliers/vendors.
  • Automatically: Cookies and similar technologies track website usage.

Automated Decision-Making

In specific situations, automated processes might be used to make decisions. You have the right to request a manual review of such decisions.

Why Do We Use Your Information?

  • Website Improvement: Understand usage patterns and improve user experience.
  • Personalization: Deliver relevant communications, events, and services.
  • Fulfill Requests: Manage inquiries, registration, and service delivery.
  • Marketing and Sales: Offer relevant communications and invitations.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Maintain records and personalize interactions.
  • Business Operations: Optimize processes and website performance.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure data security and meet legal obligations.

Legal Basis for Processing

We process your information based on:

  • Contractual Necessity: To fulfill agreements you have with us.
  • Legitimate Interests: For business purposes like website analysis and service optimization.
  • Consent: Based on your choices (e.g., marketing subscription).
  • Legal Obligations: To comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Handling Sensitive Information

We only handle sensitive data when legally justified and with your explicit consent or for specific purposes like employment requirements.

Consequences of Not Providing Information

If you don’t provide mandatory information, we may not be able to fulfill your requests or deliver certain services.

Data Sharing and Security

  • We don’t share your information with third parties for direct marketing.
  • Sharing occurs with subsidiaries, partners, service providers, and authorities under strict agreements and for specified purposes.
  • We implement robust security measures to protect your data, including administrative, physical, and technical controls.

Data Retention

We retain your information only for the time necessary to fulfill our purposes and legal requirements. Data is then securely deleted or anonymized.

Intellectual Property

All content and materials belong to HLB Abu Dhabi or its licensors. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Children’s Privacy

Our websites and services are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect their information.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update this policy as needed. Changes will be posted on our website.

Contact Us

For any questions about this policy or your data, please contact us at abudhabi@hlbhamt.com.