The Gulf Research Center, with its principal place of business at 19 Rayat
Al-Itehad Street, Jeddah 21443, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("GRC"), has created
this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.
The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination
practices for this website: www.grc.net (the
“site”). Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information which
allows us to tailor the user experience to your needs. GRC will endeavour to
protect and keep private all collected information. This Privacy Statement sets
out amongst other things the information which we collect from you, the purpose
of the collection of information, how long GRC will hold such information and
your rights with respect to such information.
“Cookies” are small text files stored on your computer and sent to your
computer when you enter the GRC website. Cookies allow our server to identify
your computer and record which areas of the GRC website you have visited and for
how long. Cookies allow GRC’s server to recognise repeat users, facilitate
access to pages on this site and allow us to compile accurate data to improve
our site and related services.
Our site’s registration form - allowing access to various services and
certain parts of the GRC site - requires you to provide us with contact
information (like name and email address) and demographic information (like
address or age or gender). We use customer contact information from the
registration form to send you information about GRC. The customer’s contact
information is also used to contact you when necessary. You may opt-out of
receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and
profile data is also collected at our site. We may use this data to tailor the
visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content according to their
3. Non-disclosure of Information
GRC will not disclose collected information to third parties except where
required by law or other court order.
4. External Links
This site contains links to other sites. GRC is not responsible for the
privacy practices or the content of such websites. You should familiarise
yourself with the privacy statements of such linked sites.
Some of the content on the GRC website is syndicated from other partners and
therefore we are not responsible for the content such partners produce. However,
we will accept complaints about this content and raise them with the appropriate
This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse
and alteration of the information under our control. However, GRC may not be
held responsible for any breach of the security measures including but not
limited to any hacking incident which leads to this information being
This site gives you the option of removing your information from our database
in order not to receive future communications or to no longer receive our
To make use of these options visit My Account.
This site gives you the option to change and modify information previously
provided about yourself.
To make use of these options visit My Account.
9. Retention of Information
GRC will hold personal information collected upon registration for as long as
you use our services and in all other cases the information collected will be
held for only as long as necessary to carry out the purposes described
10. Access to Information
Access to your personal information shall be restricted to those employees
who need the information to perform their duties. GRC employees are bound to
follow strict security and privacy practices.
11. Request for Information
You are entitled to make a request for a copy of the personal information
which GRC holds about you and we may charge a fee for complying with this
request. You may also request GRC to cease using such information or destroy the
same. GRC can be contacted at the address below.
12. Right to Change Privacy Statement
GRC reserves the right to change this privacy statement and such changes
shall take effect immediately upon notice being given. Such notice may be given
by posting changes on this site and continued use of this site after the changes
are posted constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
13. Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this
site, or your dealings with this website, you can fill in the Feedback form on
the GRC website or contact GRC at:
Gulf Research Center
19 Rayat Al-Itehad Street
P. O. Box
10501, Jeddah 21443
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2 651
Fax: +966 2 653 0953
14. Law and Jurisdiction
The terms of this privacy statement shall be governed by the laws of
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction
of the Courts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in respect of any dispute regarding
this privacy statement.