ADQ is an active investor and trusted government partner.
Effective Date: April 23, 2020
ADQ is a public joint stock company (PJSC) that holds a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s economy, including utilities, tourism and hospitality, aviation, transportation, logistics, industrial, real estate, media, healthcare, food and agriculture and financial services.
We believe that to build a prosperous society in Abu Dhabi, we must drive the development of high performing companies that consistently deliver value as well as support the realisation of Abu Dhabi’s socio-economic vision.
Means ADQ and each of its affiliates in the UAE, and other jurisdictions, as they may exist from time to time.
Means an individual who: (a) subscribes for, uses or receives, has used or received, or applies to use or receive ADQ's services; (b) corresponds with ADQ; and/or (c) is a user of this website.
Means information that identifies you personally, for example your name, photograph, account number, e-mail address, payment information, user logs or certain numbers associated with your equipment (for example IP address), if ADQ can link such information or numbers to you. It does not include aggregate or anonymised information, even when linked to other information.
3.1.1 We will collect the following types of personal information about you when you complete an online form on our website.
3.1.2 As part of ADQ’s recruitment process, we may also collect the following information from applicants for the review and evaluation of their applications.
During your interaction with ADQ's websites, ADQ may use a browser feature called a 'cookie' to collect information anonymously and track your patterns on ADQ’s websites. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser to ADQ's computers each time you visit one of the ADQ websites using cookies. Cookies tell ADQ which pages of its websites are visited and how many people visited each web page. This helps ADQ to enhance the online experience of visitors to the ADQ websites. Cookies also serve to identify your computer so that your preferences can be saved for future visits and advertising based on your previous interaction with the site, ADQ works with third parties that use these cookies to help us with such traffic management, research and analytics.
ADQ collects and uses your Personal Information for the following purposes:
Sometimes ADQ may request your consent before processing your Personal Information. If so, the form of consent sought by ADQ may vary, depending upon the circumstances and the type of Personal Information processed. In determining the form of consent obtained from you, ADQ takes into account the sensitivity of the information and your reasonable expectations, so that you understand the nature, purpose and consequences of the collection, use and/or disclosure of your Personal Information. ADQ will always seek express consent when the Personal Information is likely to be considered sensitive. Sensitive Personal Information means information about an individual’s: race; ethnic origin; politics; religion; trade union membership; genetics; biometrics; health; sex life; or sexual orientation.
Consent may be obtained in any one of the following ways:
You may withdraw your consent at any time, although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your Personal Information with your consent up to that point is unlawful. This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your Personal Information for marketing purposes. If you wish to withdraw your consent to certain collection, retention, use or disclosure of Personal Information, please contact ADQ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not provide the Personal Information necessary, or you refuse or withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Information, where this information is necessary for us to provide a product and/or service to you, we may not be able to provide you with that particular product and/or service. We will explain the impact on you at the time, to help you with your decision.
We share your Personal Information with trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide products and/or services that you or our customer have requested. These third parties comply with similar and equally stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality.
We share your Personal Information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide products and/or services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing inbox houses and function co-coordinators. These third parties comply with similar and equally stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality.
We share your Personal Information with our other group companies for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or merges with us, your Personal Information will be disclosed to such entity. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information will be considered an asset of ours and as such it is possible it will be sold or transferred to third parties.
Where required we share your Personal Information with other third parties: to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce our applicable policies; to detect and protect against fraud, or any technical or security vulnerabilities; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our website, our business or the public.
ADQ does not sell your Personal Information. Except as required or permitted by law, when disclosure is made to a third party other than an ADQ partner or associate, or a third party service provider, the consent of the individual shall be obtained. Such third parties are provided only with such information as is necessary in the circumstances. Personal Information provided to third parties may be used only for the purpose stipulated.
In the event that a third party service provider is located in a foreign country, your Personal Information may be processed and stored in such other foreign country. In such circumstances, the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of that country may be able to obtain access to your Personal Information through the laws of the foreign country. Whenever your Personal Information is transferred to a foreign country, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are put in place in relation to that transfer.
The nature of the safeguards varies depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information, the scope of the Personal Information, and the method of storage of that information. More sensitive types of Personal Information will be safeguarded by a higher level of protection, such as encryption. If you would like more information about the safeguards we have in place, please contact us by e-mailing email@example.com.
Personal Information collected by ADQ will be retained in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Personal Information shall be automatically deleted, if the data is no longer required and there is no legal requirement to maintain that information.
By law you have a number of rights when it comes to your Personal Information. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained by the data protection regulator in your country.
You may exercise any of the above rights by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain circumstances, ADQ may not be able to provide access to all the Personal Information it holds, for example, when the disclosure would reveal confidential business information; if the Personal Information is protected by solicitor-client privilege, or if the Personal Information was collected during an inquiry into a breach of contract or violation of a law.
ADQ will investigate all complaints and respond to all questions asked by you. If a complaint is found to be justified, ADQ will take appropriate measures to resolve the complaint, which may include amending its policies and procedures.
ADQ does its best to protect and safeguard Personal Information and we believe there are safeguards you should take as well. Do not share your Personal Information with any third party unless you clearly understand the purpose of the request and you know with whom you are dealing. Do not keep sensitive Personal Information in your email inbox or on Webmail.