Privacy Policy 44


Effective Date: Mar 1, 2023.

AHAD Business Services and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “ AHAD”, “us” or “we”) understand that your privacy is important to you.

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that can identify you as an individual person. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with AHAD’s business activities, like conferences and events, and client services, and on websites, applications, and communications that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Sites”), in our capacity as data controllers. Please see our Terms of use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

  • Information We Collect


    AHAD collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Sites when you register for or apply for jobs through the AHAD Recruitment Portal, sign up for conferences and events, and/or participate in public user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and background information required to apply for a job.

    We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.

    AHAD may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities. We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like AHAD, in compliance with applicable law.

  • How Do We Protect Your Personal Data?

    Use of information

    AHAD uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, personalize content that you view or receive on the Sites, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, recruit and evaluate job applicants, analyze the Sites’ performance and functioning, publish your letters to the editor or comments, prevent fraud, enforce our terms of use, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, enforce AHAD’s agreements, and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of the Sites, or we may use it during our business activities, including in connection with some client services, for example, to provide certain services or products. We may combine and/or analyze personal data to evaluate and offer content and services most relevant to you. We may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.

    AHAD and its service providers may use first- and third-party Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including web beacons, to manage our Sites and our services and collect analytics about how you use them. AHAD and its service providers may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research or event communications that we send to you. The information provided throughout this Privacy Policy about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details regarding our use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

    Our Sites do not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.

  • Use Of Information Collected Via Mobile Devices

    In connection with our mobile applications, AHAD may use third party service providers to analyze user activity to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the mobile applications. For example, AHAD receives reports on some of our mobile applications’ aggregate usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. AHAD also receives reports on certain errors occurring within mobile applications.

  • The Legal Basis By Which We Process Your Personal Data

    Our processing of your personal data for the purposes mentioned above is based:

    • in part, on our legitimate interests in promoting and protecting AHAD, building and maintaining relationships. recruitment, and providing our services.
    • in part, on your consent, for example if you create a user profile, or register for our business purposes that support web operations such as understanding and enhancing the quality of your experience on our websites.
    • in part, to comply with the law, when certain information is necessary to satisfy our legal or regulatory obligations.

  • Disclosure Of Personal Data: Data Recipients And Data Transfers

    Personal data collected in the course of AHAD business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Sites may be transferred from time to time to AHAD subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel, as well as to our third-party service providers.

    AHAD will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent or as otherwise permitted by law, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. AHAD may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by AHAD to provide services related to the Sites as well as related to AHAD’s business activities, including in connection with some client services, in the manner agreed upon in our client services agreements. We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

    We also may share your personal data with third party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, processing recruitment materials, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you.

    In addition, we may disclose information about you:

    • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
    • To law enforcement authorities or government officials;
    • When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
    • If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
    • To enforce our Terms of use;
    • To protect our property, services and legal rights;
    • To prevent fraud against AHAD, our subsidiaries, affiliates and/or business partners;
    • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

    In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.

  • User Forums


    You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. AHAD is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Sites.

  • Link To Third Party Sites

    AHAD may provide links to third party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by AHAD of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and AHAD shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

  • How Do We Use Cookies (And Other Tracking Technologies)?

    The Sites may allow you to sign into and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, with AHAD. The Sites also may allow you to log in to a AHAD account using certain social network account credentials.

    By associating your social network account with AHAD or logging in to a AHAD account using your social network account credentials, you give us permission to access information that you have made available in your public profile for that social network account. The information available in your public profile varies based on the social network and your settings, but may include your email address, real name, profile picture, gender, and location. We use the information we receive from your social network account in accordance with the social network’s terms of use and this Privacy Policy. Please refer to the privacy settings in your social network account for information about what data is shared with AHAD and other connected applications and to manage the data that is shared through your account, including information about your activities using our Sites.

    If you would like to disconnect a social media account from us, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.

  • How Do We Use Your Personal Data For Marketing Purposes?


    AHAD has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized AHAD personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, AHAD cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.

    Data retention

    AHAD retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship.

    We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, AHAD will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.


    The Sites are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and AHAD does not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age.

  • AHAD Recruitment Portal/ AHAD Recruiting Program

    Through the AHAD Recruitment portal, you can apply for positions with AHAD or sign up for a AHAD Recruiting Program where you can be notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest.

  • AHAD Recruitment Portal/ AHAD Recruiting Program

    Through the AHAD Recruitment portal, you can apply for positions with AHAD or sign up for a AHAD Recruiting Program where you can be notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest.

  • Your Rights

    Where granted by applicable law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.

    If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us at @ AHAD. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests where they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.

    In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

  • Consent; Changes To Privacy Policy

    By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Sites. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that increase our rights to use personal data that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent either through an email to your registered email address or by prominently posting information about the changes on our Sites.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you would like to communicate with Data Protection Officer or the Data Privacy Team, please contact us at:

    • AHAD Business Services
    • Legal Department
    • Olaya St, As Sahafah,
    • Riyadh 13321.
    • Phone
    • Email:

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