We respect your privacy interests and operate this site by these principles. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide.

  1. Introduction and general terms

As a business, we are committed to protecting any personal information we obtain about you. This Privacy Policy sets out how we obtain, use and protect any personal information you provide to us, whether online, via phone, text, email, in letters or in other correspondence.

This privacy policy explains the following:

  • What information A&C may collect about you
  • How A&C will use information we collect about you
  • When A&C may use your details to contact you
  • Whether A&C will disclose your details to anyone else
  • Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us
  • The use of cookies on the A&C website and how you can exercise your choices in relation to those cookies

A&C is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information.

The A&C website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies, and we urge you to review them.

They will govern the use of personal information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

  1. Who we are

Alston & Clayden FZE (A&C) is a strategic communications agency. A&C’s registered address is: Alston & Clayden, Boulevard Plaza Tower, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, PO Box 213 411, Dubai, UAE.

  1. Log files

Our web server collects and saves the information customarily logged by World Wide Web server software. Our logs contain the following information for each request: date, time, originating IP address and domain name, object requested and completion status of the request.

We use these logs to help improve our service by evaluating the level of demand for our site and the types of errors that occur. These logs may be kept for an indefinite length of time, used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

  1. Use of Collected Information

Any information we gather, whether submitted voluntarily or collected automatically, will be used for our internal purposes only. It is A&C's policy not to disclose or to sell any information to third parties. Notwithstanding this policy, A&C retains the right to disclose collected information if required to do so by law or if acting on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property or to respond to an emergency situation.

  1. Cookies

A&C also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files on your device. They are made by your web browser when you visit a website. Every time you go back to that website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website’s server.

They improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and by measuring your use of a website to ensure that it meets your needs. See Section 10 below for more detail on how we use cookies and how you can control your cookie preferences.

  1. Will A&C share my personal information with anyone else?

We will only use your information within A&C for the purposes for which it was obtained. A&C will not, under any circumstances, share or sell your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

We will comply with legal requests where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies for tax purposes or law enforcement agencies for the prevention and detection of crime, subject to such bodies providing us with a relevant request in writing).

  1. Offensive or inappropriate content placed on the A&C website

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content to or anywhere on the A&C website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any A&C service, we may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where A&C reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of the law (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

  1. How long will A&C keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

  1. What is A&C’s policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personal information?

The accuracy of your information is really important to us. We want to ensure that we are able to communicate with you in ways that you are happy with, and to provide you with information that is of interest. If you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, then please contact us.

You may also opt out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email from A&C. You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy Policy by writing to us at our registered address.

  1. Cookies Policy – information A&C collects from your computer or mobile device
  1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files on your device. They are made by your web-browser when you visit a website. Every time you go back to that website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website’s server. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

  1. Why does A&C use cookies?

Like many websites, A&C uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. Cookies help us identify which bits of our website people are using, and help us do work on those sections of the website to improve the user experience.

We also use cookies to help show content on our site, which is relevant to you and your interests. Information supplied in cookies also allows us to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for A&C. This enables us to ensure any money we spend on digital marketing gives us a good return on investment.

  1. Changes to A&C’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to A&C. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the A&C website to submit personal information to A&C. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website.