Last update: Jan 1st, 2020

Privacy Policy

This website is created, developed and operated by SRMG, PLC. “We”, “our” or “us” are referring to SRMGFollowing SRMG’s mission to “inform, entertain and educate the world through a portfolio of innovative and trusted brands”, we maintain and respect user’s trust and privacy on all our online properties. We recognize when a user chooses to opt-in digital communication frames or submit their PII (Personally Identifiable Information) for getting notification about SRMG business or ask related business questions.

Very important: This privacy policy is representing SRMG website only. Other online SRMG products have their own privacy terms that relate to the nature of web context and user segments.

This privacy policy is updated frequently and contains important information about how we use PII (Personally Identifiable Information).

1. Data we collect:

Visitors of SRMG website choose to interact with SRMG in ways that require us to gather Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The amount and type of information that SRMG gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who submit their PII for the reason of getting in contact with SRMG responsible parties for different purposes.

Collected PII sets:
SRMG collecting PII for the purpose of contacting back visitors, the below data is the most we collect at this time:
First name
Last name
Email address
Phone number (optional)

Automatically collected data: (Site analysis non-PII)
IP Address
Geo location
Your operating system
Your browser
Your browser language
Your advertising identifiers
Your device identifiers
Your time spent on our website
URLs visited on our website
Other usage information e.g. frequently visiting time
The non-PII collected data is combined for the purpose of analyzing, read more about cookies policy.
At this time, collected data PII & non-PII are not merged together for any purpose.

About future updates:

SRMG is always working on improving and developing its products and services and we create new features regularly. These updates sometimes require us to collect new information or use what we already have in different ways. If there is a significant change in the way we handle your personal information, we will notify you (PII collected visitor data).

2. What we do with collected data and information:

A. Provided services (PII)
Providing customer services
Responding to your inquiries, requests, suggestions or complaints
Announcing service-related messages (e.g., a change in our terms and conditions)

B. Personalize user experience:
Tracking visitor behavior across site pages
Getting behavior feedback from data analytics
Enhancing experience and re-ordering site page to fit frequent visitors needs

3. Information sharing:

SRMG shares information for 2 parties:

1st party: SRMG company (internal) for the purpose mentioned in privacy policy #2/A 2nd party: SRMG subsidiaries for the purpose fulfilling requests related to SRMG products, we transfer requests along with contact information in order to get request and questions answered. Till latest policy release, there is no 3rd party receiving PII unless user opt-in a request to share his/her data with no legal obligations on SRMG

4. Protection of Certain PII

SRMG discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only to its employees, 2nd party subsidiaries e.g. Arab News and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on SRMG’s behalf or to provide services available at SRMG’s website, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, 2nd party and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SRMG’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
SRMG will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SRMG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SRMG believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights/copy rights of SRMG, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, SRMG may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SRMG and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
SRMG takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

5. Data retention plan PII & non-PII

Personal Identifying Information (PII):

It depends. We store your personal information for as long as needed, or permitted, based on the reason why we obtained it (consistent with applicable law). This means we might retain your personal information even after you close your account with us.
When deciding how long to keep your information, we consider:
How long we’ve had a relationship with you or provided a SRMG Service to you
Whether we are subject to any legal obligations (e.g., any laws that require us to keep transaction records for a certain period of time before we can delete them)
Whether we have taken any legal positions
Non-Personal Identifying Information (non-PII):
We keep a historical record of information that usually managed by tracking tools. Usage related analysis (e.g. page views, user counts or number of visits to SRMG website) are kept longer than years. However, some non-PII information e.g. user device IDs are retained for a period between 90 to 180 days since capture and retention period will be renewed as long as user visited site again.

6. How SRMG protect user’s data:

We protect personal Identifying Information using organizational, technological and physical security frames/servers — but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have reason to believe your interaction with us is no longer secure, notify us immediately .

7. Children data acts:

SRMG website and services are intended for a general audience and are not directed at children under (13) years of age.
We do not knowingly gather personal information (the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA) in a manner not permitted by COPPA.
If you are a parent or guardian and you believe we have collected information from your child in a manner not permitted by law, please contact us immediately. We will permanently remove the data to the extent required by applicable laws.

8. Privacy policy updates:

SRMG is updating privacy policy frequently. If you have any questions, please contact us OR send email to: [email protected]