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AMEinfo.com privacy policy

Last Update on Saturday, September 21 - 2013 @ 05:58

This Privacy Policy sets out the policy of Mediaquest FZ LLC of PO Box 72184, Zee Tower, Office 206, Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates (“AMEinfo.com”), who controls this website (www.ameinfo.com) (“the Website”). The terms of this Privacy Policy apply in addition to the Terms of Use for the Website and any other additional terms that may be provided in connection with any particular service offered on the Website.

AMEinfo.com keeps log files that include your IP address for statistic and logging of abuse purpose only. Log files are under no circumstances shared with any third party except if required by law or court order by a competent court.

From time to time though we may invite you to supply personal information in order for us to authenticate your identity or to provide you with services from or in connection with the Website. In order to deliver such services, AMEinfo.com (or a third party on AMEinfo.com’s behalf, which may be located in Dubai or Canada) will need to process and store your personal information, and may need or want to transfer it to third parties. By providing your personal information to AMEinfo.com (whether by signing up to the AMEinfo.com newsletter, updating and adding your company details to the database or other subscriptions on the AMEinfo.com Site or in connection with accessing and/or using other services offered on our website), you consent to such processing (by or on behalf of AMEinfo.com) in connection with such services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information or as provided in this Privacy Policy, and in particular you agree that:

  • AMEinfo.com (or a third party on its behalf) can store and process your contact details and personal information if provided including: full name, e-mail, gender, company name and address, city, country, IP address, phone number, fax number, birth date, nationality, primary role, corporate website, number of employees and industry in a database;
  • AMEinfo.com may use your personal information to send you information about issues AMEinfo.com finds or believes to be relevant to you, including third party information (however the sender will always be AMEinfo.com for easy identification);
  • AMEinfo.com may contact you via email if its terms change, if authorities demand it, or when services are added, updated or modified;
  • you can manually request to be deleted from our database and all information held about you by AMEinfo.com will be removed;
  • AMEinfo.com may use, store, transfer and process your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and or any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information; and
  • if you choose to contact a company or organisation through AMEinfo.com or the Website, AMEinfo.com is entitled to disclose any of your information or details that it holds (including your IP address) to that company or organisation.

You can however, remove yourself from any of the AMEinfo.com mailing lists, commercial messages or info messages by following the instructions at the end of each email sent to you by AMEinfo.com or that are otherwise notified or made available to you. Any mailing lists or other personal information that we store and/or hold will in no way be shared, sold or in any other way revealed to any third parties other than (i) as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy or for a purpose that is made known to you at the time when you provide your personal information; or (ii) if required by law or court order by a competent court.

Cookies

When you visit an Emap website(s), Emap uses “cookie” technology to try make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the website. A number of cookies Emap use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.

Emap uses cookies to:

  • create a specific log-in session for a visitor to an Emap website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
  • recognise when a visitor to an Emap website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
  • customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
  • store your product selections to the shopping basket;
  • collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors; and
  • Gather information through our advertising partners, about the pages on the Emap website(s) that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in an “interest segment”. This information is collected, in an anonymous form but may include information such as about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to serve interest-based advertisements which it is believed will be targeted to your interests. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk or follow the link to the website of our advertising partners shown below. Without these cookies, advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and to your interests

Some of the cookies used by Emap websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on an Emap website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.

a) Our cookies

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Cookie name Purpose More Information
ame_session Login for ameinfo.com http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/
ame_username To remember a username http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/
ameinfo_code To track marketing campaigns, including competitions http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/
gpoll To moderate poll activity http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/

Additionally on Jobs.ameinfo.com:

Cookie name Purpose More Information
Session_Jobseeker To remember preferences http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/
User_WebSite To remember a username http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/
Logon_WebSite Login for ameinfo.com http://www.ameinfo.com/privacy/

b) Third party cookies

Cookie name Purpose More Information
Webtrends
WT.FPC
ACOOKIE
WebTrends uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It basically tells us whether the website has a small number of regular visitors or a large number of infrequent visitors. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website http://webtrends.com/privacy-policy/
Google Analytics
_utma

_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
google.ae
NID
PREF
A unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information https://www.google.ae/intl/en/policies/
google.com
NID
PREF
A unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Google
devtools
Used by the Google Chrome browser to store user preferences http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/privacy.html
OAS 24 / 7 Real Media
OAX
RMFD
NSC_d16efm_qppm_iuuq
RMFM
OAS_SC1
A unique identifier used by 24/7 Real Media to store anonymously daily a monthly frequency cap information and count visitors http://www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/privacy-policy.html
Effective Measure
_em_hl
_em_sv
_em_v
_em_vt
Effective measure is an audience management tool which uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It basically tells advertisers about the quantity of visitors to the website. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website http://www.effectivemeasure.com/privacy-policy/
Linkedin
NSC_MC_WT_FU_IUUQ
X-LI-IDC
X-LI-IDC
A unique identifier used by Linkedin to count users who use the Linkedin social media buttons http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy
Twitter
pid
A unique identifier used by Twitter to count users who use the Twitter social media buttons https://twitter.com/privacy
doubleclick.net (Google Adwords)
id
PREF
Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-doubleclick

In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

Our third party advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.

Flash LSOs

We use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control or high game score, or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.

Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118

Email and Communication Services – Member account, password and security

If a particular service offered on the Website or any other AMEinfo.com owned web site requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing AMEinfo.com with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You then will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. You must not disclose your password to any third party. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.

You agree to notify AMEinfo.com immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. AMEinfo.com will not be liable for any loss or damages that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by AMEinfo.com or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

Use of Your Information

AME may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • administering your Website account(s) and otherwise in connection with any service for which you have provided your information, including any email alerts, transactions with us, downloads you make from the Website and uploads you provide to the Website and competitions and promotions that you take part in;
  • responding to any enquiry you make;
  • subject to your consent, sending you newsletters and/or alerts and information regarding AMEinfo.com or any third party’s future services (in all formats to which you have consented eg post, email, text); and
  • for generating aggregated statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the AMEinfo.com Website(s) and other services and developing AMEinfo.com’s marketing plans.

AMEinfo.com may also disclose your information as follows:

  • if you have given your consent for AMEinfo.com to do so, to other selected organisations to enable them to contact you or send you information by post, telephone and/or email;
  • to any service providers, sub-contractors and agents appointed by AMEinfo.com to perform the above functions on its behalf and in accordance with its instructions;
  • to A 4C Service (UK company no.537204) and all other affiliated companies (wherever in the world) which are part of the same group of companies to which AMEinfo.com belongs;
  • to the third party who is the originator of a White Paper that you have downloaded from AMEinfo.com’s White Papers Library (and to equivalent third parties in connection with any similar or equivalent service offered by this Website);
  • in connection with the jobs section of this Website (www.jobs.ameinfo.com, and to which further Terms apply in connection with use of the same), to a recruiter (i) that has downloaded your CV (which you have uploaded and made available to the Website); and (ii) where you have replied to a job listing that has been advertised by such recruiter on the Website;to third parties selected by AMEinfo.com as part of aggregated and anonymised statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the AMEinfo.com Website(s);
  • to such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure AMEinfo.com compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request;
  • (where you post material that does or may constitute a criminal offence, breach the rights of a third party, give rise to a civil action or breach the Website’s Terms of Use and as otherwise necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of AMEinfo.com and its customers), to any relevant authority or third party requiring AMEinfo.com to disclose the identity of or locate anyone posting such material on an Mediaquest FZ LLC Service website; and
  • to any individual making a subject information request to AMEinfo.com.

In the event that AMEinfo.com is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with the relevant AMEinfo.com business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom AMEinfo.com is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on AMEinfo.com by the third party.

Updated and changes

If we decide to change the terms of our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage of the Website, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire any of AMEinfo.com’s services, you may correct, or update your preferences, by making the change on our member information page or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail.

Discussion Forum

If you use the discussion forum, blog or comment field on this Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, blogs or comments, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

Furthermore, in some circumstances AMEinfo.com may display some of your personal information (name data) when you post material to a discussion forum, blog or comment field to allow users to identify each other.

Third party websites

This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Mediaquest FZ LLC. Please be aware that Mediaquest FZ LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Website

Third party advertisers

The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by 24/7 Real Media, AMEinfo.com’s advertising partner. We share Website usage information about users with 24/7 Real Media for the purpose of targeting our banner advertisements on this Website.

24/7 Real Media uses cookies and clear GIFs on this Website, which allow it to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits this Website. The information that 24/7 Real Media collects and shares through this technology is not personally identifiable.

For more information about our third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please click here.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Why is my personal information collected?

This notice applies to all information, collected or submitted, on AME Info and applications for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other devices and platforms, hereafter referred to as simply AME Info.

AME Info occasionally needs to collect information for convenience, practicality, or technical requirements. This includes:

  • Your current subscription status and basic information, not including credit-card numbers or other payment details.
  • Anonymous usage statistics.
  • Information supplied to AME Info by Apple, which may include your name, email address, and ZIP code if you opted into the collection of this information upon subscribing.

Like most websites, AME Info also collects and stores information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, and information provided by and about your Internet browser. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather similar information through other means. We may also use “cookie” technology for your convenience as we see fit, such as to keep you logged in between visits if we add a login feature.

We use Emarsys to manage our mailing list. Emarsys says this about its usage of information about our subscribers:

Your subscriber lists are stored on a secure Emarsys server. We don’t, under any circumstances, sell your lists, contact people on your lists, market to people on your lists, steal your lists, or share your lists with any other party, unless it’s required by law. If someone on your list complains or contacts us, we may then contact that person. Only authorized employees have access to view Distribution Lists.

How is my personal information used?

We use the information you provide to operate AME Info and its various features.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design AME Info. For instance, we may make feature decisions based on the percentage of our readership using a certain device or operating system.

We may also share non-identifying and aggregate statistics with potential future advertisers and partners. For instance, we may tell an advertiser or partner how many people visited a certain area on our website, used a certain feature of the application, or viewed a certain issue or article. When information is used in this or a similar manner, we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify the individuals on whom the information is based.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.

We may disclose your information when we believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, and/or to protect our rights and property.

In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

External Services

External services beyond AME Info ’s control are integrated with AME Info where necessary, such as Google Analytics for traffic measurement and tracking. AME Info makes reasonable efforts to ensure that all integrated external services are trustworthy and reputable, but we cannot be held responsible for data collection and usage by such services.

Will Mediaquest sell or give my personal information to third parties?

We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish AME Info’s functionality.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

How does Mediaquest protect my personal information?

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How do I unsubscribe from Mediaquest communications I no longer wish to receive?

Marketing provided by Mediaquest. From time to time we may send you promotional materials on behalf of Mediaquest and/or third parties. You shall receive emails according the preference selected in your account. You can opt for daily, weekly or catagorised news at point of registration. If you want us to stop sending you promotional materials to your email, you may follow the unsubscribe instructions in the email or manage your preferences at Emarsys.

Exceptions. If you have opted-out as described above, and thereafter you elect to use a service or promotion that requires us to contact you or share your information with a third party (e.g., you enter into a contest or sweepstakes or use an ecommerce service after opting-out), then your previous opt-out preferences will not apply to such service. Despite your indicated preferences, we may send you service-related communications, including notices about your subscription, and we may continue disclosing your information to third parties under the Service Provider Exception, Legal Exceptions, and Acquisition Exception described above.

Device Settings. Our digital applications may provide you alerts and you can change your preferences regarding these alerts through your device settings.

How can I contact Mediaquest if I have a privacy question or complaint?

If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, you may contact:

Mediaquest Corp

Address: ​P.O. BOX 72184 Dubai Media City, Zee Tower, Office 206 | United Arab Emirates

T: +971 4 446 53 01 | F: +971 4 390 87 37

Email: [email protected]

How will I know if the Privacy Policy has been updated?

AME Info reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of AME Info following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

Send content to a colleague

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a colleague about this website or a specific article or service, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. AME Info will store this information, but solely for the purpose of sending the one-time invitation.

If you have any questions about security or privacy on our website, please contact us individually or as per the below contact details:

Mediaquest FZ LLC

Mediaquest FZ LLC of PO Box 72184Zee Tower, Office 206Dubai Media CityUnited Arab EmiratesPhone: +971(4)3902700 • Facsimile: +971(4)3908015







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