You have come through to this page from a website which is published by Jordan News, a subsidiary of Al-Tajamou for Advertising, Publishing and Distribution. In this policy, “us”, “we” or “our” means Jordan News (License number M/1/198/2021) and its related bodies corporate, partnerships and joint venture entities.
This policy sets out:
We are bound by the applicable Jordanian laws and legislations (the “Law”). However, due to the nature of some of our business activities, from time to time, we will handle personal information relying on the media exemption granted by the Law, where appropriate. Where we do so, we will ensure that we comply with the Privacy Standards stipulated according to the Law. If you require more information on the collection and use of personal information in the course of journalism, please visit the Jordan Press Association at www.jpa.jo.
We may, from time to time, review and update this policy, including taking account of new or amended laws, new technology and/or changes to our operations. All personal information held by us will be governed by the most recent updated policy. Your privacy matters to us, so whether you are new to Jordan News or are a long-time user, please take the time to get to know our policy.
What is personal information?
When used in this policy, the term “personal information” has the meaning given to it in the law. In general terms, it is any information that can be used to personally identify you. This may include (but is not limited to) your name, age, gender, postcode and contact details (including phone numbers and email addresses) and possibly ﬁnancial information, including your credit card, direct debit or PayPal account information. If the information we collect personally identiﬁes you, or you are reasonably identiﬁable from it, the information will be considered personal information.
What personal information do we collect and hold?
We may collect the following types of personal information:
We may also collect anonymous data (which is not personal information) relating to your activity on our websites (including IP addresses) via cookies, or we may collect information from you in response to a survey. We generally use this information to report statistics, analyze trends, administer our services, diagnose problems and target and improve the quality of our products and services. To the extent this information does not constitute personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else, any related Jordanian laws and regulations do not apply and we may use this information for any purpose and by any means whatsoever.
How we collect personal information?
We collect your personal information directly from you unless it is unreasonable or impractical to do so. We do this in ways including:
We may also collect personal information from third parties including:
Why do we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information?
The primary purpose for which we collect information about you is to enable us to perform our business activities and functions and to provide the best possible quality of customer experience. We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
What happens if we can’t collect your personal information?
If you do not provide us with the personal information described in this policy, some or all of the following may happen:
How do we disclose your personal information?
We may disclose your personal information to:
Direct marketing materials
We may send you direct marketing communications and information about products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS or email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws. If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavor to use that method whenever it is practical to do so.
In addition, at any time, you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us at [email protected] or by using the opt- out facilities provided (e.g. an unsubscribe link), or by updating your personal details on our “MyAccount” webpage. We will then ensure that your name is removed from our mailing list. We do not provide your personal information to other organizations for the purpose of direct marketing unless expressly authorized by you.
If you receive communications from us that you believe have been sent to you other than in accordance with this policy, or in breach of any law, please contact us using the email provided above.
Accessing and correcting your personal information
You may request access to any personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us. Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try and provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by mailing or emailing it to you). We will not charge for simply making a request and will not charge for making any corrections to your personal information. If you make an access request, we will ask you to verify your identity.
There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others, or if it would result in a breach of conﬁdentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.
If you believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request us to amend it. We will consider if the information requires amendment. If we do not agree that there are grounds for amendment, then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.
Members of our websites will generally be able to access and update their membership details online. We request that you keep your information as current as possible so that we may continue to improve our service to you.
How you can complain about a breach of privacy?
We have a formal procedure for investigating and dealing with privacy breaches. Once we receive a complaint, whether it is in writing or by verbal means, we will commence an investigation with the relevant business unit from which the alleged breach stemmed. We will endeavor to determine the nature of the breach and how it occurred. We may contact you during the process to seek further clariﬁcation if necessary. If a breach is found, we will escalate the matter to management so that the process can be rectiﬁed to prevent any further breaches from taking place. We will also contact you to inform you of the outcome of the investigation. We will endeavor to resolve all investigations within a reasonable time.
We will treat your requests or complaints conﬁdentially. Our representatives will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.
Disclosure of personal information outside Jordan
We may disclose personal information to our related bodies corporate, partnerships, joint venture entities and external service providers located overseas for some of the purposes listed above. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your personal information.
We may disclose your personal information to entities located outside of Jordan, including the following:
We will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss or unauthorized access, including by means of ﬁrewalls, password access, secure servers and encryption of credit card transactions.
If you suspect any misuse or loss of, or unauthorized access to, your personal information, please let us know immediately.
Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.
We may also collect anonymous data (which is not personal information) relating to your activity on our websites (including IP addresses) via cookies, or we may collect information from you in response to a survey. We generally use this information to report statistics, analyse trends, administer our services, diagnose problems and target and improve the quality of our products and services. To the extent this information does not constitute personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else.
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