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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
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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
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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Should the data be outdated, please supply us with the latest data.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
For such purpose, we are using different alternatives like. Log files
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
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
- 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.
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.
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.