Abdul Latif Jameel VAT Training Portal

Privacy Policy

Abdul Latif Jameel is committed to Respecting Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy, together all related/linked documents and with the Terms of Use of the Abdul Latif Jameel VAT website at the domain (the “ALJ VAT Website”) sets out the basis on which any personal data collected from you, or which you provide, via the ALJ VAT Website will be processed. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand Abdul Latif Jameel’s views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

By visiting the ALJ VAT Website you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time and the new version posted on this webpage with an updated date displayed. You should check this webpage from time to time to see if there have been any changes as they will apply to you. You confirm that you accept any changes to this Privacy Policy by continuing to provide information, including by usage of the ALJ VAT Website.


Who Collects Your Information via the ALJ VAT Website?

The ALJ VAT Website is owned and operated by Abdul Latif Jameel IPR Company Limited, a limited company registered in Jersey under company number 111739 and whose registered office is 15 Esplanade St Helier Jersey JE1 1RB (“Company”).

Any information collected via the ALJ VAT Website is collected and processed by the Company on behalf of Abdul Latif Jameel in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is the Company.


Information Collected About You

The Company may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information you provide via the ALJ VAT Website:
    1. You may provide information about yourself by filling in the enquiry form on the ALJ VAT Website, by corresponding with Abdul Latif Jameel by the contact e-mail address made available on the ALJ VAT Website, when you register to receive the Abdul Latif Jameel newsletter, by subscribing to the Abdul Latif Jameel’s informational post, participating in other social media activities on the ALJ VAT Website made available via the ALJ VAT Website, participating in any customer surveys and when you report a problem with the ALJ VAT Website. The information you provide may include your name, address, e-mail address and contact number.
  2. Information collected about you via the ALJ VAT Website. With regard to each of your visits to the ALJ VAT Website, the following information may be automatically collected:
    1. technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
    2. information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the ALJ VAT Website (including date and time); pages you viewed; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call any Abdul Latif Jameel contact number.
    3. Information received from other sources. Abdul Latif Jameel may receive information about you if you use any other websites operated by an Abdul Latif Jameel business, or any service provided by Abdul Latif Jameel. Abdul Latif Jameel works closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies, customer survey providers) and may receive information about you from them.


The ALJ VAT Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the ALJ VAT Website. This helps provide you with a good experience when you browse the ALJ VAT Website and also allows improvements to be made to the ALJ VAT Website. For detailed information on the cookies used and the purposes for which they are used, please refer to the ALJ VAT Website’s Cookie policy

Uses Made of the Information

Information held about you may be used in the following ways:

  1. Information you provide via the ALJ VAT Website. This information may be used:
    1. for internal record keeping and administration
    2. to provide you with the information and services you request via the ALJ VAT Website (including without limitation news items, information and updates about the Abdul Latif Jameel);
    3. to be shared with Abdul Latif Jameel businesses;
    4. to provide you with information about goods or services which may interest you;
    5. to provide you with information about goods, products and services similar to those you may have already expressed an interest in or enquired about;
    6. to perform and analyze the results of customer surveys and feedback about Abdul Latif Jameel, including being combined with information gathered from other survey participants;
    7. to allow you to be contacted by third parties who carry out customer surveys and feedback about Abdul Latif Jameel;
    8. to notify you about changes to the ALJ VAT Website’s service;
    9. to address any enquires you may have raised via the ALJ VAT Website; and/or
    10. to ensure content from the ALJ VAT Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  2. Information the ALJ VAT Website may collect about you. This information may be used:
    1. to administer the ALJ VAT Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    2. to improve the ALJ VAT Website to ensure content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of the ALJ VAT Website, when you choose to do so;
    4. as part of efforts to keep the ALJ VAT Website safe and secure;
    5. to measure or understand the effectiveness of promotional and marketing activities, and to deliver relevant promotional and marketing activities to you; and/or
    6. to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the ALJ VAT Website about goods or services which may interest you or them.
  3. Information that Abdul Latif Jameel receives from other sources. Information from other sources may be combined with information you provide and information collected about you. This information and the combined information may be used for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information received). In particular, statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies (including clear gifs) may be collected to help monitor your response to Abdul Latif Jameel e-newsletters and to improve these e-newsletters.

Disclosure of Your Information

Your personal information will not be sold, distributed or leased to third parties to use for their own purposes unless you give your permission or there is a legal requirement to do so.

However, you agree and consent that:

  1. Your personal information may be shared with any Abdul Latif Jameel business. In particular, if you submit an enquiry using the enquiry form available on the ALJ VAT Website, your enquiry and any personal information you provide in it will be sent to the relevant Abdul Latif Jameel business(es) (based on the enquiry criteria you select). Your personal information may then be held by such an Abdul Latif Jameel business(es) as part of its enquiry / customer database.
  2. Your personal information may be shared with selected third parties including:
    1. Marketing services providers to deliver e-newsletter and updates.
    2. Market research businesses or similar organizations for the undertaking and analysis of customer surveys and feedback.
    3. Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract.
    4. Analytics and search engine providers who assist in the improvement and optimization of the ALJ VAT Website.
  3. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties:
    1. In the event any business of Abdul Latif Jameel sells or buys any business or assets, in which case your personal data may be disclosed to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
    2. If an Abdul Latif Jameel business or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
    3. If there is a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply the ALJ VAT Website’s Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of any Abdul Latif Jameel business, customers, or others. This includes without limitation exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Where Your Personal Data is Stored

The ALJ VAT Website will be, managed and operated from the United Arab Emirates. The data collected from you via the ALJ VAT Website will be initially stored on servers currently located in the United Arab Emirates. The data may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA, who work for any Abdul Latif Jameel business or for one of its suppliers. By providing your personal data to the ALJ VAT Website, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure your data is treated securely, to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure and in accordance with this privacy policy. This may include storing your data using AES 128bit database encryption. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although all steps reasonably necessary will be taken to protect your personal data, the security of your data transmitted to the ALJ VAT Website cannot be guaranteed; any such transmission is at your own risk. Information submitted via the ALJ VAT Website is normally unprotected until it reaches the Company. Users are requested not to send confidential details or credit card numbers, for example, by email or the enquiry form. Once your information is received, strict procedures and security features will be used to try to prevent unauthorized access.


For How Long is Your Personal Information Kept?

The time period for which your information is kept varies according to what your information is used for. In some cases there are legal or regulatory requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement to keep the information, it will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.

At any time you can ask for your stored information to be deleted from the Company’s database using the contact details below. However, some of your information may be retained in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce terms and conditions or as required by regulators. Further, in some circumstances such information is never entirely removed from databases due to technical constraints and systems back-ups.


Your Rights

You have the right to ask for your personal data not to be processed for marketing purposes. You will be informed (before collecting your data) if your data is intended to be used for such purposes or to be disclosed to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the enquiry form used to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting Abdul Latif Jameel at vatinfo@alj.com.

When you fill in a form on the ALJ VAT Website (for example, the enquiry form), you must use any check boxes to indicate your preferences regarding use of your information and/or do not provide the relevant information. If you do not want your data to be used in this way, or for your details to be passed on to third parties for marketing purposes, please ensure you indicate this using the relevant box. However, please note if you do not provide all or correct information requested, it may not possible to provide you with the relevant information and/or services.

The ALJ VAT Website may contain links to and from the websites of other businesses of Abdul Latif Jameel, partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note these websites have their own privacy policies and the Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. For more information about this right please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website atico.org.uk.


Children’s Privacy

Abdul Latif Jameel does not knowingly collect the information of, or make contact with, children, including to participate in customer research activities. If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information via the ALJ VAT Website. Users aged 18 or under without such consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Any changes made to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to the ALJ VAT Website’s privacy policy.


Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to vatinfo@alj.com

Date of policy: January 21, 2018

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