Privacy Statement

1- Copyright

Materials, including source code, pages, documents and online graphics, audio and video in the web site are protected by law. The intellectual property rights in the materials is owned by or licensed to us. All rights reserved. (Ministry of State for Administrative Development - MSAD © 2008).

Material hosted on this site is intended for your general use and information.

Reproduction of materials is prohibited without written permission. You may not retransmit, distribute, commercialize the material or directly linked to without the express permission of MSAD.

However, you may download, print and copy the information in unaltered form only for your personal use.

Where any of the copyrighted items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Egyptian Bawaba protected material does not extend to any material on the site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holder.

To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site please Contact Us

2- Privacy

Thanks for visiting Egyptian Bawaba web site and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is plain and simple. We don't collect personal information like names and/or addresses when you visit our web site, unless you choose to provide these information to us. In such case, it will only be used to fulfill the service you requested. (See: Personal Data. 2.1.3)

Should the data be outdated, please supply us with the latest data. We will retain your profile as necessary for the effective delivery of public services to you.

We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access to it.

This statement applies to user interactions with Bawaba, at
2.1 Data Collection

Data that in some way identifies the user, is gathered during interactions with Bawaba web site in the following forms:

2.1.1. Site Usage Data
We collect some technical information when you visit to make your visit seamless. This information is only used to help us make the site, more useful for you. We are performing information statistics regarding the website access style, to gain more knowledge about the traffic distribution and frequently used services. When a user visits Bawaba, we automatically gather and store certain technical information related to his visit, which comprises the following, for example:
  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site;
  • The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and operating system (e.g., Windows, Unix) used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit;
  • If you linked to the Bawaba web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
For such purpose, we are using different alternatives like. Log files , Cookies
2.1.2. User Feedback Data

We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the services offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the Egyptian Bawaba site, to enjoy the e-government services.

2.1.3. Personal Data

We collect personal information for the purpose of responding to your inquires, requests, questions, and subscriptions (for example, your profile and registration). Bawaba never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing.

2.2 Data Storage, Use and Disclosure, and Retention

All personal data is stored securely and obeys a standard archiving policy.

The data is used by Egyptian Bawaba web site software team, and by staff involved in the management of the Egyptian Bawaba web site, only for:
  • Web-site and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches.
  • Notification to users (with their consent) about updates to Bawaba.
  • Contacting users (with their consent) for e-government services marketing purposes.
  • Evaluation, research and development in order to improve the content of the Bawaba web site.
  • Customization of the content and/or layout of the web-site to suit the user's needs (in the future).

We only share the information you give us with another government agencies (original service provider), whenever your transactions relates to them. Collected Information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. You may gain access to your personal information you have supplied to update your profile. This is controlled by strict security mechanism.
2.3 Accountability

The staff abides with the stated privacy policy.

2.4 Changes to This Privacy Policy

Privacy policy may change to suit future needs; In this case, an updated version will be posted on this page. Please, regularly review this page to ensure you are always aware of these updates, and how we are using it, and also under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

3- Cookies

When you visit some web sites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future. This is not the case at Egypt.gov, where we only use nonpersistent cookies or "per-session cookies". These cookies do not collect personal information on users and they are erased as soon as you leave our web site.

Per-session cookies serve technical purposes like providing seamless navigation through Egypt.gov. These cookies do not permanently record data and they are not stored on your computer's hard drive. Egypt.gov cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Again, once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.

4- Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. The collected log file information, from all visitors, is analyzed and then used for the purpose of site layout changes together with its content.

In addition, Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.

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