AlBahar Portal / DOBUYME - Privacy Statement
Last updated on 22 September 2020
As part of our commitment to protect your privacy and your personal data, please find details on your privacy rights and on how we handle your personal data including how the law protects you. Kindly read this document, before agreeing to use our services.
DOBUYME provides translation of this Privacy Statement. However, you are legally bound by the English version, which is referred to in case of any inconsistency between translations.
In this privacy statement you will find the below:
‘Services’ means any products, goods, services, content, features, technologies, or functions, and all related websites, applications and services offered to you by us.
‘Platform’ means the websites, mobile apps, mobile sites or other online properties through which we offer our Services.
Who are we?
What data / information do we collect about you?
Data provided through direct interactions
Registration and other account information
When you register to use our Services we may collect the following information about you:
- if you register using your Google account: first name, last name and email address;
- if you register using your Facebook account: we collect first name and last name as appeared on your Facebook account and Facebook IDs. In the event you have provided permission to Facebook through their in-app privacy option (which appears just before you register on our Platform), we may collect your gender, age or email id depending on the permissions granted by you; and if you register using your mobile number: mobile number.
Depending on the choices you make during the log-in to our Services or during the process of engaging our Services, you may opt to give the following additional personal data:
- your name;
- e-mail address;
- mobile number; and/or
Communication through the chat feature on our Platform When you use our chat feature to communicate with other users, we collect information that you choose to provide to other users through this feature.
Data we collect automatically when you use our Services
When you interact with our Platform or use our Services, we automatically collect the following information about you;
- We collect device-specific information such as operating system version and unique identifiers. For example, the name of the mobile network that you are using. We associate the device identifiers with your ALBAHAR / DOBUYME account.
- Depending on your device permissions, if you post an item on our Platform, we automatically collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine
- location including IP address, GPS, Wi-Fi access points and mobile towers. Your location data allows you to see user items near you and helps you in posting items within your location.
Client and Log data
- Technical details, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your device, time zone and operating system. We will also store your login information (registration date, date of last password change, date of last successful login), type and version of your browser.
- We collect information about your activity on our Platform which includes the sites from which you accessed our Platform, date and time stamp of each visit, searches you have performed, listings or advertisement banners you clicked, your interaction with such advertisements or listings, duration of your visit and the order in which you visit the content on our Platform.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Data from third parties or publicly available sources.
- We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources. If you would like more information about this, please contact us using the relevant contact details set out in section 13.
Do we collect data from children?
Why do we need to process your personal information?
- We will only use your personal data when the law permits us to do so. Most often, we will use your personal data in the following times:
- Where we need to perform the contract / agreement we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests to improve our Services and to provide you with a safe and secure Platform.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. In certain circumstances, we may also process your personal data based on your given consent. If we do this, we will inform you of the purpose and the category of personal data to be processed at the time we seek your permission.
Listed below are the ways we use your personal data.
For providing access and delivering Services through our Platform
- If you log in using your mobile number or email id, we use your first name and last name, mobile number and/or e-mail address to identify you as a user and provide access to our Platform.
- If you log in using your Facebook account, we use your first name and last name from your Facebook profile and the Facebook e-mail address to identify you as a user on our Platform and to provide you access to our Platform.
We process the above information for adequate performance of our contract with you and on the basis of our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you Services that may be of interest.
For improving your experience on the Platform
We use clickstream data to:
- offer you tailored content, such as giving you more relevant search results when using our Services;
- to determine how much time you spend on our Platform and in what manner you navigate through our Platform in order to understand your interests and to improve our Services based on this data. For example, we may provide you with suggestions on content that you can visit based on the contents you have clicked; and
- to monitor and report the effectiveness of the campaign delivery to our business partners and for internal business analysis.
We use clickstream data to:
We use your location data for the following purposes:
- to compile anonymous and aggregated information about the characteristics and behaviour of ALBAHAR / DOBUYME users, including for the purposes of business analysis, segmentation and development of anonymous profiles;
- to enhance the performance of our Services and to personalise the content we direct towards you. For example - with the help of location data we display ad listings which are in your vicinity to improve your buying experience; and
- to measure and monitor your interaction with third-party advertisements banners we place on our Platform.
We use your log-in information for the following purposes:
- With the help of your log-in information which includes your email id and phone number, we map the different devices (such as desktop, mobile, tablets) used by you to access our Platform. This allows us to associate your activity on our Platform across devices and helps us in providing you with a seamless experience no matter which device you use.
- We process the above information, on the basis of our legitimate interest to improve your experience on our Platform and for adequate performance of our contract with you.
To provide you with a safe and secure Platform
- We use your mobile number, log data and unique device identifiers to administer and protect our Platform (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, fraud prevention, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data).
- We analyse your communications done through our chat feature for fraud prevention and to promote safety by blocking spam or abusive messages that may have been sent to you by any other user.
- We process the above information for adequate performance of our contract with you, to improve our services and on the basis of our legitimate interest to prevent fraud.
- You may have certain legal rights regarding your personal data depending on the country you are in or how we interact with you. You can learn more about this in this section.
Rights of data subjects
If you are a data subject in your country of reside, you will have the following rights:
- Right to request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Right to request correction of any of the data we have about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
- Right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. This does not affect the legality of any processing we have already carried out based on the consent given previously. No fee usually required: You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
Time limit to respond: We try to respond to all legitimate requests as soon as possible. Occasionally it may take us a bit longer if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated as much as possible.
Communication and marketing
We will communicate with you by email, SMS or in app notification in connection with our Services/Platform to confirm your registration, to inform you in case your ad listing has become live/expired and for other transactional messages in relation to our Services. As it is imperative for us to provide you such transactional messages you may not be able to opt-out of such messages.
However, you can ask us to stop sending you marketing communication at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email or SMS sent to you or by reaching out us anytime on [email protected]
You may receive marketing communications from us if you:
- have requested such information from us;
- use our Platform or Services;
- provided us with your details when you entered a competition; or
- registered for a promotion.
Who do we share your data with?
From time to time to enhance your user experience, we may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in section 4 above.
Corporate affiliates – we may share your data with other AlBAHAR / DOBUYME group companies which are located within as well as outside Middle East Area & North Africa (“MENA”) and United Arab Emirates ("UAE") and help us in providing business operation services such as product enhancements, customer support and fraud detection mechanism. Where it applies to personal data then any sharing of personal data within the ALBAHAR / DOBUYME group of companies situated outside the MENA will always be subject to safeguards as described in section 9 or to a data transfer agreement which clearly defines the obligations of the parties and ensures appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data.
Third Party Service Providers: We use third party service providers to help us deliver certain aspect of our Services for example, cloud storage facilities such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Service providers may be located inside or outside of the MENA and UAE. We conduct checks on our third-party service providers and require them to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow them to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Advertising and analytics providers: In order to improve our Services, we will sometimes share your non-identifiable information with analytics providers that help us analyse how people are using our Platform/Service. We share your information with them in a non identifiable form for monitoring and reporting the effectiveness of the campaign delivery to our business partners and for internal business analysis. For further details about our advertisers and analytics provider please refer to our Policy for Cookies and similar Technologies.
Law enforcement authorities, regulators and others: We may disclose your personal data to law enforcement authorities, regulators, governmental or public bodies and other relevant third parties to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements. We may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy statement.
Publicly available information: When you post an item for sale using our Services, you may choose to make certain personal information visible to other ALBAHAR users. This may include your first name, last name, your email address, your location and your contact number. Please note, any information you provide to other users can always be shared by them with others so please exercise discretion in this respect.
Links to Third-party websites
Changes about our privacy statement?
We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. We will post changes on this page and will let you know by e-mail or through our Platform. If you or your guardian (as the case may be) do not agree with the changes, you may close your account by going to account setting and select delete account.
Where do we store your data and for how long?
When we collect data about you, it may be stored and processed inside as well as outside the UAE in secure servers, in order for us to provide you with the most comfortable user experience. For example – for a quick website or mobile application load build up.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as it’s necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements that is expected of us.
When determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, we will consider the amount, the nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In case you have any queries in relation to the retention period of your data please contact us at [email protected]
Technical and organisational measures undertaken and processing security
All the information we receive about you is stored on secure servers and we have implemented technical and organisational measures that are suitable and necessary to protect your personal data. ALBAHAR / DOBUYME continually evaluates the security of its network and the adequacy of its internal information security program which is designed to (a) help secure your data against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure, (b) identify reasonably foreseeable risks to the security of the ALBAHAR / DOBUYME network, and (c) minimize security risks, including through rigurous risk assessment and regular testing. In addition, we ensure that all payment data are encrypted using SSL technology.
Incase of any additional information or to exercise your rights, please contact us on [email protected], or go to the Help Section on our Platform.
Any Amendments to this Policy