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Privacy Policy


Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of all visitors to the Website and ensuring that all personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.

The terms HIPA, “we”, “us” or “our(s)” hereunder refer to Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award and its affiliates and the terms “User”, “you” and “your” hereunder refer to the user visiting, downloading or accessing content on the Website.


This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us and applies to your use of the Website.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.


We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. Personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, physical address and telephone number. This includes information you provide when you register for the Event on the Website, subscribe to our newsletter/updates and when you report a problem with the Website.
  • Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to the Website we may automatically collect the following information:
    • information about your computer hardware and software and device also may be automatically collected. This information can include (is not limited to): your IP address, browser type and version, domain names, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, platform and access times; and/or
    • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to contact us.

This information is used by us for the operation of the Website, to maintain quality of the Website, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.

We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Website via the hyperlinks included in the Website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content or uses of your data on websites outside of the Website we operate.


We collect and use your personal information in the following ways:

  • Information you give to us. We will use this information:
    • to provide you with information and services that you request from us;
    • to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you already have enquired about;
    • to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you;
    • to notify you about changes to our services;
    • to ensure that Content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
  • Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
    • to administer the Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    • to improve the Website to ensure that the Content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
    • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;
    • as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure;
    • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
    • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the Website about services that may interest you or them.
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give us and information we collect about you. We may share user information with outside vendors and organizations that provide support services to us, or that help us with our marketing programs.


We may disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a court order or any other legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; and/or
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.


The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. These include secure servers and firewalls.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to or by our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access but we cannot guarantee it.

We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our rights and the rights of others.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive, containing information about the user. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the Website and also allows us to improve it.

Some of our business partners or third party providers also use cookies on our Website. We have no control over these cookies, and we may not have access to the information they collect. You may choose not to accept cookies by setting your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is set. If you choose to refuse cookies, however, you may not be able to use all features of our Website.


To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, contact us at


We may, at our sole discretion, update this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice to reflect changes to our information practices or any relevant statute, regulations and/or policy. Updated versions of this Privacy Policy will appear on this page and are effective immediately. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy and your continued use of the Website following any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be deemed as acceptance of any such modifications. If you do not accept and abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy or any modification to it, you may not use this Website. Your use of this Website is at your sole risk and liability.


By registering with, downloading and using the Website you consent to the collection and use of the information described in this Privacy Policy.


You can contact us about this Privacy Policy by email to