Office of Public & Cultural Diplomacy

OPCD is a coordinating entity between cultural institutions in the UAE and missions abroad. Its intention is to serve the nation and our missions by facilitating meaningful content from the UAE globally.

 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated July 23, 2018.

By visiting The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy (OPCD) website (opcd.ae), you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. The following paragraphs describe the type of information OPCD collects, the reasons why such information is collected, how such information is used and who has access to it. There is no advertising contained within any website maintained by OPCD other than the marketing of products, subscriptions, events associated to OPCD.

 

Collection of Information

The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, as well as third-party vendors used by The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, collects personal information from users through voluntary submissions and browsing data stored within cookies. Additionally, The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, as well as third-party vendors used by The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, collect anonymous information through traffic data and cookie technology. The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy is not responsible for the information practices of third parties, although we take care to engage third-party fulfillment processors, CDNs, email providers, and other support services that respect your privacy, preferences and data security needs.
Wherever possible and practical, The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy gives users options about submitting information. In all cases, The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy strives to promptly export or delete personal data at the request of any user.
All transmissions through websites maintained by The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy are served through a secure connection (SSL). Both personal and anonymized information is stored in secure, encrypted databases which are regularly reviewed by the Data Protection Officer to ensure security.

 

Electronic Newsletters

The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy offers a free monthly email newsletter to which you may voluntarily subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. The use of websites maintained by The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy is not contingent on newsletter subscription. The newsletter is delivered by our email vendor, Mailchimp. When you sign up for our newsletter, you must provide your email address, and you may optionally provide your first and last name. At the time that you sign up, Mailchimp will collect additional data about your sign-up request, such as the type of browser you used and the location of your internet service provider. If you are an existing subscriber to The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy or Stories From the UAE websites, we may associate your subscriber profile with data from your newsletter preferences.
The purpose of collecting emails for our newsletter is primarily to update readers on the content published in either the websites. We do not rent our newsletter for outside advertisement or share the emails from our newsletter list at any time. Through Mailchimp, we collect basic engagement data (sends, opens, and clicks) that can be attributed to your email address. This data is used to better understand our subscribers and provide aggregated insights.
If we make any substantial modifications to our Privacy Policy, email newsletter subscribers will be notified by email. The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy will promptly export or erase any email newsletter profile upon request.

 

Social Media

The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy posts updates on various social networking platforms, primarily Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These updates are most often related to content published inside The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy website, but may include promotional messages, such as invitations to attend events. To enhance the visibility of these posts, we may use targeted advertising within social networks to promote our posts. This targeted advertising is generally based on anonymous demographic data such as location and interests. In certain cases, we may target advertising based on personal data, such as cookies stored from a visit to the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy website.
The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy will promptly export or erase any personal information associated with our social media advertising upon request.

 

Additional Information

The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy’s Privacy Policy may change from time to time without notice to you. You should read this Privacy Policy each time you plan to submit personally identifiable information so that you understand how the information you are submitting will be used.
Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will be prospective, not retroactive.

If you have any questions about how The Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy stores, collects, or accesses personal information, please contact@opcd.ae