Privacy Policy for Users of HDSBAHRAIN.COM


AL HILAL GROUP AND NORTHSTAR TECHNOLOGIES WLL AND HILAL DIRECT SERVICES (the “Companies”), have created this privacy statement (the « Statement ») is firmly committed to the protection of your privacy. This Statement sets out how we collect, use and secure the personal information of individuals using HDSBAHRAIN.COM. This Statement reflects the requirements of the Kingdom if Bahrain’s privacy legislation as well as our continuous commitment to protecting your personal information in line with international standards and protocols.


1.  What is Personal/ Company Information ?

Personal/ Company information is information about you that uniquely identifies you as an individual or a company. Your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number are all examples of this information. However, the name, address and telephone number of an individual that appears in a telephone directory that is available to the public (where such individual can refuse to have such information appears in such directory) does not fall under the scope of personal information as it is publicly available information. Also, in some circumstances, some of this information may qualify as business information which is also covered by this Statement.

2.  Collection of Personal/Company Information

We do not automatically gather any personal information from users of HDSBAHRAIN.COM Websites.  This information is only obtained online if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, applying online for a contest, answering online surveys, submitting a posting to a blog, forum, or review of a company entry or registering for services. You are not required to supply personal information to view the content of any HDSBAHRAIN.COM Website. You should also be aware that if you share personal information in public areas of an HDSBAHRAIN.COM Website, this information may be seen and used by others users. We urge you to exercise good judgment when sharing personal/company information in these public areas.

We may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted HDSBAHRAIN.COM Websites. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting HDSBAHRAIN.COM Websites.

Our servers are located with Microsft Azure, therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer, publish and storage of that information on our servers through the Azure cloud servers.

3.  Use and Sharing of Personal Information

We will generally collect and use personal information to administer our newspaper deliveries, promotions, surveys, reward programs and other services, to understand our customers' responses, needs and preferences, and to generally manage our business.

We may also use personal/company information to contact our customers or suppliers with marketing or promotional materials regarding our products, programs and services or to assist our front-line staff in providing tailored sales offers to our customers. We may exchange or merge personal information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.

Personal/Company information may be shared with our agents or contractors in connection with services that they perform for us. Our written agreements with such agents and contractors ensure that personal information can only be used for the purposes for which it was shared with them, and that they handle the personal information in accordance with this Statement. 

4.  Your Consent

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Statement as amended from time to time or as described at or before the time of collection, use or disclosure, as the case may be. If you do not want your personal information to be collected, used or disclosed in this manner, then please either:

If you have submitted personal information to us and wish to withdraw your consent to its retention, use or disclosure, please send an e-mail to [email protected] You may withdraw your consent, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide some products or services to you.

Where permitted or required by law, we may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent, for example, to collect a debt you owe us, to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to comply with a court order.

5.  Safeguards and Retention

We use physical, organizational and technological safeguards to protect your personal information against theft, loss or unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure or disposal. Generally speaking, you can visit HDSBAHRAIN.COM Websites without revealing personal information. However, given that electronically submitted data is not 100% secure, we make no warranties as to the security of any personal information you submit online, which you do at your own risk.

6.  Terms of Use & Changes to this Statement

Your use of HDSBAHRAIN.COM Websites, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Statement and governed by our Terms of Use, including its choice of law provisions. We reserve the right to change and update the Policy and these changes will be made when appropriate, in a timely manner. We encourage you to examine our Policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes we may have made.

7.  Access and Contact

Upon written request, HDSBAHRAIN.COM will provide you access to your personal/company  information, subject to certain exceptions as provided by the applicable legislation. If you notice any errors or omissions in your personal information, please advise us in writing and we will promptly correct them where appropriate. If you have concerns regarding our Statement, the security of your personal information or our compliance with the applicable personal information protection legislation, please send a brief explanation of your concern to our Privacy Officer at:

Privacy Officer, HDSBAHRAIN.COM , PO Box 1100, Manama Kingdom of Bahrain