Privacy Policy

Who we are

alsahawat.com. is the official website of Al-Sahawat Times.

Al-Sahawat Times is published by IPMG (the International Press and Media Group)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When readers leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and to combat defamatory or otherwise illegal content from being posted.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Your comment will be publicly visible and may be indexed by search engines.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors such as intelligence agencies may be able to download and extract any location data from images.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you attempt to login to any sensitive or restricted access areas, we will automatically install a temporary cookie that is automatically deleted as soon as you leave the site if you abandon the login attempt. If you attempt to access restricted areas without authorisation then we may take significant steps to protect this data. Such steps will be clearly explained on the appropriate pages and/or in a warning message that may appear as a pop up warning notice on the relevant page.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may from time to time include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, games, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Embedded content will show the data source, you should refer to the privacy policies of the third party site./company directly.

Analytics

This site collects basic anonymous information to assists development and improvement of user experiences. This data may include your city, country, browser, internet provider and articles read. This data will not be identifiable to your IP address, email address or user account.

Who we share your data with

IPMG shares anonymous analytics with other internal departments only. No data is ever sold or shared with any third party including law enforcement or government authorities. (Other than in the incidents of attempted security breaches, illegal content posted to comments or other abuse of our services). 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit user information. Users may request, edit or delete their data at anytime.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Comments or details of restricted access attempts which cause suspicion of criminal activity may be analysed by cyber defence forces.

Your contact information

Your contact information is retained for the duration that your account/comment is active. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our data is stored on encrypted servers and all access is highly restricted and monitored.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Data breaches are respond to immediately and any data loss is immediately analysed and reported to any relevant authorities. In the highly unlikely circumstances that any identifiable or useable user data is breached, the relevant users will be notified immediately.

What third parties we receive data from

If you link your account to your social media profiles, we will receive your social media user names and URLs. We do not use this data in any way other than to link your user profile to your social media accounts. We do not receive your passwords and do not access your social media accounts.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We scan all accounts and comments for Malware and Spam as well as Defamation, Hate Crimes or Threats and the illegal activities. This is for the safety of the public and the safety of our staff and users.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Our advertisements are a combination of proprietary advertisements and third party advertisements. Third party advertisements may use cookies to deliver targeted advertisements. These maybe controlled in your browser settings and any advertisements using such technology will have a blue symbol in one of their corners linking to settings to disable such technologies.

DATA PROTECTION CONCERNS 

If you are concerned about your data or our use of data then contact out Data Protection Department via DATAPROTECTION@IPMGglobal.com clearly stating your country, concern and desired outcome.


IPMG DATA PROTECTION DEPARTMENT 2018