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Privacy Policy


This privacy policy governs the manner in which the Higher Colleges of Technology collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “user”) of the www.hct.ac.ae website (“site”). This privacy policy applies to the site and all products and services offered by Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). Official HCT web pages must be identified by the wording that appears at the bottom of the page: “Copyright ® (year) Higher Colleges of Technology”.

Personal identification information

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit the HCT site anonymously. The HCT will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

The HCT may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with the HCT site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users’ means of connection to the site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

The HCT site may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. Users’ web browsers place cookies on their hard drives for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browsers to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

How does the HCT protect personal information?

The HCT adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of users’ personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on the site.

Sharing users’ personal information

The HCT does not sell, trade, or rent users’ personal identification information to others. The HCT may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertisements or other content on the HCT site that link to the sites and services of its partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors or other third parties. The HCT does not control the content or links that appear on these sites and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from its site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the HCT site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The HCT has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When it does it will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. The HCT encourages users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how the HCT is helping to protect the personal information it collects. Users acknowledge and agree that it is their responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, users signify their acceptance of this policy. If they do not agree to this policy they should not use this site. Users’ continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed as their acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If users have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or their dealings with this site, please contact us. This document was last updated on January 8, 2015