As you browse our website and whenever you communicate with us, we collect information. It deepens our understanding of how to make our communications more effective.
In filling in the contact form or contacting us via [email protected] we reserve the right to use the data that you have provided as stipulated below.
We take protecting your privacy very seriously and will always take all reasonable steps within our power to make sure your information is safe.
‘Personal information’ is information, or a combination of pieces of information, that could reasonably allow you to be identified.
Please read this policy carefully, and any other documents referred to in this policy, to understand how we collect, use and store your personal information.
We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly. Any significant changes will be notified to you.
Emirates Nature is an Emirati society of public interest, decreed under the Ministry of Community development in the UAE, working in association with the WWF global network (“Emirates Nature-WWF”). Emirates Nature-WWF, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture have collaborated to launch the Nature-based Solutions Project in the UAE (www.naturebasedsolutions.ae ). This project is funded by HSBC MENAT and HSBC plc through the global philanthropic fund established under the global initiative of the Climate Solutions Partnership.
In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’, it refers to Emirates Nature-WW
To garner your interest towards Nature-based Solutions in the UAE, whether you’d like to receive general information about the Nature-based Solutions Project, become one of our partners or would eventually like to invest in our Nature-based Solutions portfolio.
Collecting information about you and what grabs your attention allows us to work out the most efficient way to provide you with the right information.
We collect information every time you interact with us. The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.
The information we may collect from the above interactions may include, but is not limited to any of the following:
In limited and specific circumstances, we might collect special categories (sensitive personal data) of information from you. These circumstances include:
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If You are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers. If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and the UAE requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent's consent before we collect and use that information
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We use personal data for a number of different processing activities which includes:
All of our use of personal data is in accordance with the UAE applicable law. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Our legitimate interests include administering your support, sending you marketing materials by phone, email and post to further understand your interests. A summary of each of these and some examples of how we may use your data in these ways on the basis of it being within our legitimate interests to do so are set out below:
Specific examples of processing activities under this legitimate interest include but are not limited to sending you marketing materials such as the below:
Specific examples of processing activities under this legitimate interest include:
If you would like more information on our uses of legitimate interests or to change our use of your personal data in this manner, please contact us.
We will keep you up to date with the latest conservation news and updates on the Nature-based Solutions Project in the UAE. If you have shared your email address with us, then you will periodically receive updates on our latest work.
In addition to updates on our Nature-based Solutions Project, we may also contact you about Events such as roundtables and seminars, which we may like to invite you to.
By submitting your data, you have provided your consent on using your personal data and we may contact you through the following methods : email address, telephone number, SMS and other forms of communication (provided that you haven’t specifically told us you don’t want to receive them).
In addition, where you have provided us your details, we may send you information about similar products, services, programmes or campaigns which we think will may be of interest to you. We will also always provide an opportunity for you to opt-out of every communication we send you about these products wherein you may unsubscribe at any time via an unsubscribe link.
As part of our security policies, we do not sell your personal details with third parties for any marketing or commercial gain. As with other organisations, we do not undertake all of our processing activities ourselves and we appoint suppliers to facilitate our needs, hence wherever relevant, we may need to share your personal data with them.
In these cases and others, we ensure that we have a contract with the supplier whereby the supplier agrees to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only permit suppliers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We may need to transfer your personal data to third parties as described in section 3 whether inside European Economic Area (EEA), the US or any other international regions to allow them to perform services on our behalf. In doing so, your data may be stored or otherwise processed outside of the UAE.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UAE, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards are in place:
Depending on your settings and the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Meta, LinkedIn, Google and Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services. For example, we occasionally participate in Meta’s “Custom Audiences” program which enables us to display adverts to you via Meta. Our adverts may then appear when you access Meta and on your Meta feed. For more information please read the Facebook Business page about Custom Audiences and Facebook’s Data Policy.
In other cases we will not disclose any of your personal data except in accordance with this policy, or when we have your permission, or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the UAE law requires it or to protect the rights, property and safety of us, or others. This includes disclosing your details if required to the national security agencies, authorized regulatory bodies, legal advisors and/or police.
We have appropriate physical, technical and managerial controls in place to protect your personal details. Our online forms are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored. Within our offices, only those authorized need to access your information and who are trained in handling data securely will have access to your information. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
When we use external entities to collect or process personal data on our behalf, we undertake due diligence on these entities before we contract them which sets out our expectations and requirements, including keeping and using your data securely.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites will have their own cookie policies and privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal data and information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information or data which you disclose to us and so wish to draw your attention that you do so at your own risk.
Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential, and we ask you not to share this with anyone.
We will only keep your personal information and data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected, which may include the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. If you request that we stop sending you marketing materials, we will keep a record of your contact details and the appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request to not to be contacted by us. Therefore, we may keep some data indefinitely (for example your name, email address and phone number). In these cases, we will only retain data which is necessary for our purposes and will delete or anonymise other parts of your record. When we anonymise or delete your data, we will ensure that it is no longer identifiable to you.
You can request the details of the personal information we hold about you. If you want to access your information, please contact us.
We may need to ask you for information in order to service your request, such as confirmation of your identity, or whether there is any specific data you would like or from a specific time period. We may send you a form in order to assist you in this.
Under the UAE applicable data protection laws you have various rights over your personal data as seen below:
The law that dictates how your personal information can be used is under the UAE Federal Data Protection Law No. 45 of 2021.
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