Privacy Policy

Al Gharib Law firm (“Al Gharib”) respects your privacy and is committed to collecting, maintaining and using personal information responsibly. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all your use of www.alghariblawfirm.com/ (the “Site”) including services offered through the domain and third-party sources such as ‘Social Media’ ‘Newsletters’ ‘Blog’ to name a few are together referred to as “Al Gharib Sites”.

To the extent that any of those services include specific privacy policies or terms and conditions, they will take precedence over this Policy. This Policy describes how your personal information will be treated as you use the Al Gharib Sites and services. This Policy does not apply to information provided during our lawyer -client relationships or which is protected by confidentiality, the lawyer-client privilege, the work product doctrine or other applicable protection. Nothing in this Policy should be construed to create a lawyer-client relationship with visitors to our website or, conversely, to detract from any of the protections resulting from such relationships.

By using the site, you agree to this privacy policy. Please read it.

  1. Information we collect from you when you visit Al Gharib Sites
    In general, you may visit Al Gharib Sites without revealing any personal information about yourself except as set forth in this section. Like many websites, our server logs capture information regarding your operating system, browser, IP address, and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time.

We may use this information to improve the services we provide through the Al Gharib Sites, to monitor and improve the performance of our servers, to administer the Al Gharib Sites, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Al Gharib Sites. If you view a program on the Al Gharib Sites, the fact that you watched the program and when you watched the program will be logged. We log this information to determine which videos our clients consider useful.

Like many websites, we use “cookies” on Al Gharib Sites. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that can be downloaded to your device when you visit a website. We use cookies on Al Gharib Sites for a variety of different purposes:

Cookies which are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website

Performance and analytics cookies (including Google Analytics) which keep track of the pages that you visit and other content you access, so we can improve the performance of our website. These cookies record only anonymous statistical data and do not collect any personal information that could identify an individual visitor. Functionality cookies which remember the choices you make, such as language options or the region you are in and make your visit more personal and deleted automatically when you close your browser or the session expires

Cookies which keep track of how you share content from the Al Gharib Sites via social media or email, using sharing buttons provided by AddThis, Facebook etc.

By using Al Gharib Sites you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Policy. You can disable cookies on your device at any time by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, doing so may limit your ability to view all the pages of a site or use online services that require registration. You can find more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

  1. Information You Submit to Us Through the Al Gharib Sites

If you join one or more of our mailing lists or otherwise choose to provide personal information to us through the Al Gharib Sites, we will use that information for the purpose for which it was collected, for example:

Registering for an event, requesting a publication, signing up to a mailing list
Asking to be contacted by Al Gharib and for other reasonably related compatible purposes such as administering the Al Gharib Sites.

Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely for our benefit and in accordance with our instructions – see Section 8 below for more information. However, we will not provide your personal information to or share it with any third party for their own marketing purposes except regarding requests you make that clearly involve third parties, such as publications produced by third parties or events that are presented or sponsored by third parties. This will be made clear before signing up for the publication or event.

If you register to use our services, schedule an appointment or make a general enquiry, you may choose to submit comments and share personally identifiable information, such as contact information. We may use information that you submit for the following purposes:

For the administration of the website
To keep in contact with you and facilitate contact between our members
To share information that is interesting or relevant to you or for research purposes

We will, however, always ask for permission to send you information or contact you for market research purposes. You may also opt out at any time. Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely for our benefit and in accordance with our instructions – see Section 8 below for more information.

  1. Information You Submit to Us Through Careers Form/Job Application
    If you register for any job vacancies, any information you submit will be maintained in Al Gharib Law Firm applicant database hosted in the United States and managed by third-party service providers. Al Gharib personnel and Al Gharib agents involved in the recruitment process may then access your information where they may be working. The information gathered will not be shared with external companies and will not be used for marketing purposes other than its possible use to recruit you to join Al Gharib Law Firm.
  2. Your Rights to Access and Update Your Personal Information
    Al Gharib takes reasonable steps to avoid unauthorized changes to personally identifiable information you submit to Al Gharib Sites. For so long as Al Gharib elects to continue to provide the Al Gharib Sites, and if you comply with all agreements concerning use of these sites, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with online access to your registration data and other personal information so that you may view, update or correct it. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

You may opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by using the unsubscribe links provided or by contacting us at unsubscribe@alghariblawfirm.com

  1. Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information
    Most of the personal information collected by Al Gharib is provided by you voluntarily on the Al Gharib Sites, for example when you join a mailing list or register for an event, collected with your permission. The remaining personal information is collected for Al Gharib’s business purposes, for example to monitor and improve the quality of the Al Gharib Sites and our services, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Al Gharib Sites.
  2. Links
    Links to web sites that are not operated by or for Al Gharib (“Third Party Sites”) are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Al Gharib Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to Third Party Sites. We have not reviewed the Third-Party sites, do not control and are not responsible for any of their content or their privacy policies, if any. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the Third-Party Sites listed on or linked to from Al Gharib Sites, you should understand that you do so at your own risk.
  3. Sharing of Information
    Al Gharib operates in various countries through memberships, associates and partners. All personal information under its possession will be shared with the affiliated limited liability partnerships and affiliated partnerships and respective country laws apply.

Al Gharib may also disclose and/or transfer your personal information (i) to its trusted third party service providers (for example, companies that provide systems, web hosting including microsites of the Al Gharib Sites and other IT services; internal and external advisors and auditors); (ii) if required by applicable law; (iii) in connection with a reorganization or combination of our firm with another firm, (iv) if it believes that such disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply its terms of use and other agreements or otherwise protect and defend Al Gharib’s rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Site; (v) in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal obligation, or a regulatory or government inquiry; or (vi) with your consent.

Al Gharib will not sell or release your personal data to third parties or allow them to direct market their products and services to you, except with your agreement as described in Section 2 above.

  1. Transfer of Information Across Borders
    Al Gharib Sites are operated on servers located in various jurisdictions, including the United States. When you access or use Al Gharib Sites, personal information about you may be transferred outside the country in which you are situated to these other locations.

Whenever we share personal information about users of Al Gharib Sites with our trusted third-party service providers, we will put in place appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals.

  1. Children’s Privacy
    We are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Al Gharib Sites and services are not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If we receive personal information or discover it was provided by a child under the age of 16, we will destroy such information.
  2. Security
    If you have registered to use online services on one of the Al Gharib Sites, your account details may be password protected. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and secure, and to sign out once you have finished browsing. Al Gharib Sites are not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial, health, criminal, racial or ethnic origin or political affiliation and you should not use Al Gharib Sites for that purpose. We believe Al Gharib Sites use measures that are reasonable to secure your personal information, but we cannot provide any assurance that these measures will be sufficient to protect against every possible effort to gain unauthorized access to the information.
  3. Agreement, Changes
    By submitting your personal information on the Al Gharib Sites you agree to the collection and use of your personal information on the basis described above. If you do not agree, do not provide any personal information via the Al Gharib Sites. If we update our Privacy Policy, we will indicate this next to the Privacy Policy link on the Site. If there are material changes, we will post and/or communicate such changes prior to implementing the change. Any information collected under our old Privacy Policy will then become subject to the terms of our new Privacy Policy.
  4. Contacts, Rights
    If you have an online account, you may access, update and correct your personal information – using the account management, or opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time by contacting us at unsubscribe@alghariblawfirm.com

Al Gharib’s Data Privacy Complaints Procedure contains information on:
how to access personal information relating to you
how to request correction or deletion of your personal information
how to raise any other concern about our use of your personal information

Alternatively, please send an e-mail or contact us on the details given below. Requests for notification of the purpose for which personal information will be used and/or its disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, termination of use or erasure will be processed in accordance with firm procedures.

If you believe that your personal information has been collected or used in breach of relevant privacy legislation or Al Gharib’s Binding Corporate Rules. If you are in the European Union (EU), this will be the Data Protection Authority in the country in which you are located.

Al Gharib Law firm
Office 203-204, City Avenue Building,
Port Saeed Road Deira,
Dubai, UAE, P.O. Box 83666
Tel: 04-2955050
This policy was last updated on 17th July 2017.