This privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) applies to the IDO’s website (the “IDO Website”) and covers, among other matters, data collection and usage.
By visiting the IDO Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.


This Privacy Statement (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to therein) sets out (i) the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us; and (ii) information on our use of cookies. Please read the Privacy Statement carefully..
You can use and browse the IDO Website without having to disclose your personal data, except as may be necessary to allow us to respond to your requests or in cases where you contact us directly.


We collect personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) when you provide it to us, through registration, completion of forms, emails, enquiries and requests, and similar situations in which you have chosen to provide the information to us.
The information we collect may include, without limitation, your name, your email address, home or work address, telephone number, age or gender. If you choose not to provide such information, it may not be possible for us to respond to your request or enquiry.
We will retain control of, and responsibility for, the use of any personal data you disclose to us. Such data shall remain in our possession, or that of data intermediaries acting on our behalf.


All personal data and other information collected may be used by the IDO and may be combined with other information for, amongst other things, the following purposes:
• Operating the IDO Website;
• Responding to your enquiries or requests pursuant to your emails, telephone calls, faxes and/or submission of form(s);
• Responding to your job/internship application or your recruitment queries; and
• Responding to and taking follow-up action on complaints.


When you use the IDO Website, the IDO may collect and store information about your computer (including your IP address, operating system and browser type) for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns. This data could possibly lead to your identification, but we, and our data intermediaries, do not use it to do so unless permitted by law.


The IDO Website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to simplify the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the IDO Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the IDO Website.
Your browser should also enable you to disable, control or delete cookies if you wish. However, you should note that if you choose to do this, it may have an impact on the quality of your browsing experience.


To respond to, or process, your requests to the IDO, we may have to disclose your personal data to any member of our group or to third parties such as our service providers and professional advisors. You hereby authorize us to transfer your personal data to such third parties, who will process your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal data will not be disclosed to any further parties, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally required to do so.


The personal data that we collect from you will be stored in the UAE.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. The IDO will take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.


We use technical and organisational security precautions to protect your data from unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risk. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.


We retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it was collected or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided for by law or in accordance with our policies.


The IDO, at its sole discretion, may amend this Privacy Statement with immediate effect and without notice. By continuing to visit the IDO Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the amended Privacy Statement.


The IDO welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please contact us at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.