Privacy Policy

Introduction:

This agreement is made between Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the user of its website, be it signed up or otherwise. Once agreed to the terms of use, the user may browse the website and use it according to these terms and condition. This introduction is an integral part of this agreement. The terms are:

Disclaimer of Warranty:

In addition to the provisions of this agreement, browsing this website shall also be subject to the federal laws of the United Arab Emirates, local laws and international conventions to which the UAE is party. Therefore, the website user shall not be entitled to use the logo of Environment and Protected Areas Authority or the contents of its website, which are subject to intellectual property rights applicable in the UAE and the international conventions made in this regard, without a proper consent from the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, and adopting the proper course of action set for this practice you expressly understand and agree that your use of the site, or any material available through this site, is at your own risk. Neither Environment and Protected Areas Authority nor its employees warrant that the site will be uninterrupted, problem-free, free of omissions, or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the site. The content and function of the site are provided to you "as is," without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.

Amendment:

Environment and Protected Areas Authority may amend the terms & conditions of this agreement, provided a notice to this effect shall be displayed on this webpage. Amendments shall take effect once made. Your recurrent browsing of the website, following introduction of those amendments, shall be construed as endorsement of those amendments. You have therefore got to visit this webpage regularly to review the terms & conditions of use.

Required Conduct:

You agree to access and use the site only for lawful purposes, and that you are fully aware of all laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of the site. By accessing the site, you agree that you will not:

  1. Use the site to commit a crime or encourage others to engage in any conduct which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
  2. Post or transmit any discriminatory, libelous, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise unlawful content against any party;
  3. Use the site to impersonate other parties or entities;
  4. Use the site to upload any content that contains a software virus, "Trojan horse" or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the site or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses the site;
  5. Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
  6. Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the site;
  7. Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
  8. Claim a relationship with or represent any business, association, or other organization with which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship or represent;
  9. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
  10. Post any material that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of another; or
  11. Collect or store personal information about others

Registration:

Certain portions of the site are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to request support or services online by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to us in these areas will be complete and accurate, that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the site under the name of, another person, and that you will not adopt a user name that Environment and Protected Areas Authority, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

Collection and Use of Online Information:

Environment and Protected Areas Authority web server automatically collects your IP address when you visit our site (your IP address is your computer's unique address that lets other computers attached to the internet know where to send data, but does not identify you individually). We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile statistics on site usage.

Using IP address helps in diagnosing the technical problems encountered by our website, and conduct necessary statistics to measure our website use. We undertake not to share your IP address with any party, other than the technical team of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority and its consultants, who are bound by non-disclosure agreements with Environment and Protected Areas Authority.

In order to provide a better quality service and a more dynamic website, some parts of this website might use cookies as part of interaction with your browser. The cookie is a small text file sent to your computer’s hard disk to enable our website to recognize your computer. The cookie will not attempt to read any information contained in your computer's hard drive. We do not collect and match cookies data with any other personal information in order to recognize your identity or your e-mail address.

Protection Personal Information:

When surfing any parts of this website or signing up to some services, you might be prompted to provide some personal information to disclose your identity such as the name, address, gender, and even your credit card number. All these information are essential to process your application. However, under no circumstance will your credit card number be stored. In case you opt not to disclose this data, you will be limiting our ability to serve you, but nevertheless you will be allowed access to surf the website, as per these conditions.

Safe transfer of Information:

This website undertakes to provide sufficient protection for the information you provide to us. We employ electronic, material and legal protection measures to maintain your confidential information. Additionally we encrypt information classified as sensitive (such as credit card numbers) or data that have to be kept confidential according to statutory requirements.

Protection of personal information:

Your personal information is only available to the Environment and Protected Areas Authority employees who have a need to know it. It will not be available for public inspection without your consent. Also, no site user information will be shared, sold, or transferred to any third party without your prior consent. Access to such information is only given to those qualified professionals who provide and Environment and Protected Areas Authority online services consistent with your interactions with our site.

Right to review, amend or correct personal details:

Any user supplying us with his /her personal details is entitled to review, or amend those personal details at any time.

Termination of Us:

Environment and Protected Areas Authority may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to or use of this site without a prior notice for your violation of these terms and conditions or laws applicable in the UAE, or for other conduct which Environment and Protected Areas Authority, in its sole discretion, believes is breaching international agreements and conventions or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you will no longer be authorized to access the site, and Environment and Protected Areas Authority will use any means possible to enforce this termination.

Other Site Links:

The privacy policy applies only to the website of Environment and Protected Areas Authority. In the event of shifting to another website though the link provided at Environment and Protected Areas Authority website, you should read the privacy policy of that website so as to be aware of the applicable practices. Environment and Protected Areas Authority will therefore not accept responsibility or liability for any harm or loss incurred as a result of surfing that website which is not operated by Environment and Protected Areas Authority.  Environment and Protected Areas Authority does not control these websites nor do we review or control their content.  Environment and Protected Areas Authority provides these links to users for convenience. These links are not an endorsement of products, services, or information, and do not imply an association between Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the operators of the linked website. When you select a link to an outside website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of the owner/sponsors of that outside website.

Content:

Environment and Protected Areas Authority reserves the right to monitor any content that you provide, but shall not be obligated to do so. Although Environment and Protected Areas Authority cannot monitor all postings on the site, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that violate these terms and conditions, the laws of the United Arab Emirates, and the international conventions to which the UAE is a party.

Indemnity:

You agree to defend the interests of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority with any party, official or otherwise, in connection with