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We have a legitimate purpose in using your information where this is necessary and appropriate to provide comprehensive and optimal services to you as our valued user.
We will process your personal data in the context of that legitimate purpose. We collect personal information from you that we consider necessary for achieving this legitimate purpose.
In general, you can browse the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature on the Website.
We collect personally identifiable data (including, but not limited to, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and nationality) from you when you apply for a job. These also include voluntary subscriptions to receive our newsletters, publications, events announcement, and to participate in surveys. While you can browse some sections of our Website without being a registered member, certain activities may require registration.
We identify and use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. We will occasionally ask you to complete optional online surveys. These surveys may ask you for contact information and demographic information (like age or income level). We use this data to tailor your experience on our Website, providing you with content that we think you might be interested in and displaying content according to your preferences.
Please note that in order to cooperate with governmental requests, court orders, or to protect other users or our systems, we reserve the right to disclose any information we consider necessary or appropriate, including your user profile information (i.e., name, email address, etc.), IP address and traffic information, usage history, and content submitted to the Website.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
This website may contain links to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. the Middle East Council on Global Affairs is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those linked websites.
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal information while it is in our possession. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted online or over the Website.
You can request access to your personal data. This will enable you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
You can also request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, although we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
You can request the deletion of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. Please note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request for deletion for specific legal reasons, which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
You may withdraw 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 you withdraw your consent.
You have several rights under the Data Protection Law with regard to how we handle and process your personal data and information.
To the extent available under the Data Protection Law, we shall not be under the obligation to protect the privacy of your personal information under the following circumstances:
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The software downloads from this Website have been thoroughly scanned and tested at all stages of production, but, as with all new software, we still recommend that you run a virus checker before use. We also recommend that you have an up-to-date backup of your hard disk before using the software. We cannot accept responsibility for any disruption, damage, and/or loss of data on your data or computer system that may occur while using the software. Consult your network administrator before installing any software on a networked computer.
We do not make any warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free.
No ideas, material, computer code, information, or other communication you submit or post to the Website will be considered confidential or proprietary. All such material becomes the exclusive property of the Middle East Council on Global Affairs, which is entitled to use such material for any purpose without restriction or compensation.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any unlawful, infringing, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or offensive material or any other material that would violate any applicable laws and regulations, and we reserve the right to delete such material without giving any notice. We also reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without providing any explanation, to block any user from entering the Website permanently. Views expressed or comments offered by the users shall be personal in nature of the users, and we shall not have any responsibility whatsoever in this regard.
This Policy was created on June 8, 2022.