Your Personal Information
This Data Protection and Privacy Statement relates solely to information supplied by you on this Web Site. Bank of Sharjah, the Data Controller ("BOS") respects the privacy of your personal information and will treat it confidentially and securely.
Any personal information provided by you to BOS through this Web Site will be used for the purpose of providing and operating the products and services you have requested at this Web Site and for other related purposes which may include updating and enhancing BOS's records, understanding your financial needs, conducting credit checks, reviewing credit worthiness and assisting other financial institutions to conduct credit checks, advising you of other products and services which may be of interest to you, for crime/fraud prevention and debt collection purposes, for purposes required by law or regulation, and to plan, conduct and monitor BOS's business. The information collected from you by BOS will be valuable in improving the design and marketing of our range of services and related products for customer use.
Other than to those individuals and entities listed below your details will not be revealed by BOS to any external body, unless BOS has your permission, or is under either a legal obligation or any other duty to do so. For the purposes detailed above, your information may be disclosed to:
The above disclosures may require the transfer of your information to parties located in countries that do not offer the same level of data protection as your home country. However, BOS will ensure that parties to whom your details are transferred treat your information securely and confidentially. BOS also pledges its intention fully to meet any internationally recognised standards of personal data privacy protection and to comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We may transfer your information if it is necessary to perform our contract with you and by providing details to BOS via this Web Site you are deemed to consent to any other transfers.
Information held about you is retained as long as the purpose for which the information was collected continues. The information is then destroyed unless its retention is required to satisfy legal, regulatory or accounting requirements or to protect BOS's interests. As a general rule, the maximum retention period is 5 years.
It is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of any user ID and login password you hold.
Cookies do not enable us to gather personal information about you unless you give the information to our server. Most Internet browser software allows the blocking of all cookies or enables you to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. For further information, please refer to your Internet browser software instructions or help screen. Alternatively, information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org
In order to maintain the security of our systems, protect our staff, record transactions, and, in certain circumstances, to prevent and detect crime or unauthorised activities, BOS reserves the right to monitor all internet communications including web and email traffic into and out of its domains.
In providing your telephone, facsimile number, postal and e-mail address or similar details, you agree that BOS may contact you by these methods to keep you informed about BOS products and services or for any other reason. If you prefer not to be kept informed of BOS products and services, please contact BOS by E-mail.
BOS reserves the right to amend its prevailing Data Protection and Privacy Statement at any time and will place any such amendments on this Web Site. This Data Protection and Privacy Statement is not intended to, nor does it, create any contractual rights whatsoever or any other legal rights, nor does it create any obligations on BOS in respect of any other party or on behalf of any party.