QFZA Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

The Qatar Free Zone Authority (QFZA) places great importance on the protection of privacy and the security of personal data. We will process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GDPR Implementation Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. This privacy notice will give you information on how QFZA collects, uses, shares, and looks after your personal information. This notice applies worldwide to QFZA, including all its overseas offices. QFZA may amend or supplement this privacy notice from time to time. Therefore, you are advised to regularly consult this page. Any changes to the notice will be clearly notified on our website. This notice was last amended on 9 March 2021.


COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Our website https://qfz.gov.qa/ may use or request personal data, for example when you request for a meeting or subscribe to an e-newsletter. The information includes first and last name, company name, and e-mail address.  You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. The contact details you provided at subscription for the newsletter, will then be removed. There may be features on the Website allowing you to contact QFZA via email, which provides QFZA with your e-mail address and certain other personal information contained in the email. Upon visiting the Website, your browser automatically sends QFZA your IP address, the type of browser you are using, and certain other information. The temporary storage of your IP address by the system is necessary to facilitate the delivery of the Website to your computer. The storage in log files is done to ensure the functioning of the Website. In addition, the data serve to optimize the website and ensure the security of our technical information systems. In addition to the personal data that we obtain from your visits to our website, we also collect personal data that you have provided to us in other ways, such as when you contact us by email or telephone, or when you give us your business card.


PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

Your personal data may be processed for the following purposes:

  • to contact you regarding the services provided by us in the fulfillment of our public task;
  • to contact you in response to communications you might send us and to manage our relationship with you;
  • to provide you with the information you have requested;
  • to send you e-newsletters that you have requested to receive or that we send in the performance of our public task;
  • to provide you with information about events (co)-hosted by us;
  • to contact you for research and statistical purposes in respect of our website as well as our services.

The legal basis for processing personal data is to perform a task in the public interest. For functions not carried out in the performance of our public task, QFZA will rely on its legitimate interests as a legal basis to process personal data in a proportionate and expected way. QFZA provides the facility to opt-out of receiving communications in compliance with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GDPR Implementation Act, and other applicable laws and regulations.