Privacy Policy

This policy confirms that Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has agreed to notify you of:

  1. Whatever  personally identifiable information of yours or third party  is collected from you through the web site;
  2. The organization collecting the information;
  3. How the information is used;
  4. With whom the information may be shared;
  5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
  6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control, and
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you feel that this organization is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should send an e-mail at journals@hbmeu.ac.ae . If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact Professor Syed Anwar, Dean of Scientific Research and Publishing at s.anwar@hbmeu.ac.ae  

Information Collection and Use

Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. It will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University collects information from its users at several different points on its website.

Registration

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, the user is required to give his/her contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on the site for which he/she has expressed interest.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on HBMeU site. Once the user closes his/her browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on HBMeU site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the site. If a user rejects the cookie, he/she may still use the site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of HBMeU site. For example, the user will not be able to participate in any of the quizzes, contests or monthly drawings that may take place. Cookies can also enable HBMeU to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the  site. Some of HBMeU business partners use cookies on the site (for example, advertisers). However, HBMeU has no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Information-sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our journals, newsletter and other publications, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and mailing address), and demographic information (such as pin code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners of awards and  prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of this site.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user decides to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask him/her for the friend's name and e-mail address.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to regain access to your information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information  are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to : helpdesk@hbmeu.ac.ae

Special Offers

We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option of not receiving these types of communication.

Site and Service Updates

We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services  regarding issues relating to their account via e-mail or phone.

Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as  P.O. Box #), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by e-mailing our Customer Support.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at  journals@hbmeu.ac.ae

Users of our site are always notified when their information is collected by any outside parties. We do this so that our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party or not.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point in time, we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we would notify users through an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.