Thank you for using the website“Website”), and is operated by the Abu Dhabi Arts Society (“ADAS”).

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out the basis on which ADAS collects, uses and discloses personal information obtained from you when using the Website.

This Policy is effective from September 2019.

By visiting the Website, and/or by using any services provided via this Website, you expressly agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

ADAS may amend this Policy at any time without notice, and such amendments become effective from the date upon which they are made available on the Website. You are encouraged to frequently visit this Policy in order to be updated about the changes on the Website.

If you do not agree to the Policy (including any of the amendments), then you should immediately cease using the Website. If you choose to limit the way in which you want ADAS to collect, use or disclose any information, then you acknowledge that some aspects of the Website may not be available to you.

Any credit/debit cards details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties. 

The Website Policies and Terms of Use may be changed or updated occasionally to meet the requirements and standards. Therefore Users are encouraged to frequently visit these sections in order to be updated about the changes on the website. Modifications will be effective on the day they are posted.

Any credit/debit card details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.



The type of information ADAS will collect from you is either personal to you, or is general in nature:

(a) “Personal Information”: When you visit the Website or use any services provided through the Website, you may be asked to provide information about yourself including your name, contact details and payment information such as credit or debit card information. ADAS may also collect information about your use of the Website and information about you from the messages you post to the Website and from the e-mails you send to us.

(b) “General Information”: With each visit to the Website, ADAS will automatically collect technical information, including your login information, the IP address that you use to log in, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, and the operating system and platform.  ADAS will also maintain information about your visit, including a log of the pages that you visit in our Website, your clicks to and from the Website, page response times, download errors and other information about your use of the Website.


2.1. ADAS uses General Information to help make the Website more useful to visitors (including to help assess content of interest to visitors), and for other purposes such as determining the Website’s technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas, for tracking activity on the Website, preparing reports, assessing trends, and otherwise monitoring the way in which the Website is being used – none of which would be in a way that could personally identify any user.

2.2. In addition, ADAS uses General Information for a range of business-related purposes, including:

(a) account registration (eg. your name, mobile number and email address);

(b) registration for events;

(c) provide you with newsletters, service related announcements or other notifications or emails relation to the Website or our services or products;

(d) participation in any promotions or competitions that may be run by ADAS;

(e) information regarding your interests, demographics, experiences and contact preferences in order to provide you with further correspondence about available products and services.

If you contact ADAS via the Website, or via email to the contacts set out on the Website, ADAS may keep a record of that correspondence.

2.3. In general, ADAS uses the General Information to:

(a) provide you with services, and in particular to keep internal records;

(b) improve our services, and provide this Website;

(c) communicate with you if you have contacted ADAS.


3.1. You agree that ADAS may share your Personal Information with any suppliers or subcontractors (“Suppliers”) that are assisting ADAS with the operation of the Website and who have agreed to abide by the terms of this policy.  By submitting your Personal Information you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

By submitting your Personal Information you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

3.2. ADAS will not otherwise share, sell or rent your credit/debit card details or other Personal Information.  However, if ADAS is required to disclose Personal Information by law or any governing authority or to protect its own legitimate interests, ADAS agrees that it will use reasonable endeavors to seek your express permission to such a disclosure.

3.3. You may choose to provide your Personal Information to the Suppliers or other users of the Website and, in this case, ADAS is not liable for the manner in which that Supplier or third party deals with your Personal Information.  ADAS recommends that you clearly establish the way in which that Supplier or third party can use your Personal Information before you provide it to them.


4.1. Whilst ADAS has put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to secure and safeguard your Personal Information, ADAS cannot be held responsible for any unauthorised access by third parties and ADAS cannot guarantee that the Personal Information provided by you or that is transmitted via this Website or by e-mail or otherwise online is totally secure and safe.


The Website uses cookies, which are files that, from time to time, store information on your hard drive that allow a website to recognize users, track new users and to record session information.  Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but if you choose you can disable the cookies from your browser. This may affect the operation of the Website in a minor way only.


6.1. Where the Website provides links to other third party websites not within the control of ADAS,  ADAS advises you to exercise caution, and review and understand the privacy policy of each such website before submitting any of your Personal Information to them. 

6.2. In addition, the existence of such a link does not in any way indicate that ADAS endorses or otherwise supports the third party website or any material contained within that third party website.  All users should exercise caution and undertake appropriate investigations before interacting with the third party website in any manner.


This Policy, as well as your access to the Website, is subject to and governed by the laws of the United Arab Emirates as applied in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Any dispute regarding this Policy or the handling of your Personal Information and General Information will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in Abu Dhabi.


If you have any queries, complaints or recommendations about this Policy, or if you believe that any Personal Information that ADAS may hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact ADAS at the following address and ADAS will endeavor to respond to you promptly.