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Gulf Sotheby's International Realty
(Independently owned and operated by High End Real Estate LLC)
PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last modified April 2016

Gulf Sotheby's International Realty operates the website at gulfsothebysrealty.com ("Site"). We respect the privacy of each user of the Site (referred to as "you" or "a user"), whether you are just beginning your real estate search or have previously visited our Site.

This Privacy Statement gives you specific information about how we protect your privacy, how we use aggregated information, and how we treat your Personal Information (if applied or provided).

BY USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, YOU CANNOT USE THE SITE.

We reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time by posting a notice on the Site's homepage (if we consider it appropriate, we may also provide additional notice of significant changes.) Your use of the Site after the date of the last modification listed at the beginning of this Privacy Statement indicates to us that you agree to the changes.

The Site contains links to third-party websites, including the Sotheby's Auction House and Sotheby's International Realty®. When you click on those links, you will go to a third-party site where you will be subject to that site's Privacy Statement and we encourage you to read that policy statement.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and we expressly disclaim liability for their actions, including actions related to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties.

Location of Servers

The Site is hosted on servers in the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") and as such, the Site is governed by the UAE law. If you are located outside of the UAE, you adhere to use the Site in accordance with this Privacy Statement and the UAE law.

Scope of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to your use of this Site only. We do not own, operate or control the websites of the Sotheby's Auction House and Sotheby's International Realty®.

Accordingly, this Statement does not apply to the Sotheby's Auction House and Sotheby's International Realty® websites or to their collection, use, storage and disclosure of your Personal Information (if applied or provided).

Collection and Use of Your Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from you only when you voluntarily submit it in order to obtain certain services or information, including:

  • Requests to find a property, to list your property, and to find a sales associate
  • Requests to contact us

Contacting Us

If you contact us, we collect Personal Information (including, without limitation, name address, telephone number, and email address), which is retained or referred to our affiliate or a sales associate, depending on the nature of your enquiry.

If you are looking for a property or a sales associate, your Personal Information is referred to our affiliate or sales associate; if your enquiry or complaint requires a response from us, it is referred to the appropriate department for research and a response.

The information we collect is not used in any other way.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not send us any Personal Information, we collect information about how you use our site ("Non-Personal Information"). This information cannot be used to identify you personally and is explained in more detail below.

Like many sites, we obtain Non-Personal Information such as IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser types, the name of your ISP (internet service provider), information about where a user comes from before arriving at our Site, what pages a user visits, the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on each. A vendor performs his service for us by sending a cookie to gather this information, compile it, and report to us.
Use of Non-Personal Information

We use Non-Personal Information to customise the advertising and content you see, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous aggregated reporting for internal audits and third-parties.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file, often including an anonymous unique identifier that is sent from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. The use of cookies is common on the Internet. A website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser permits a web site to access only the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent (each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. But if you refuse cookies, some parts of the Site will not function properly and may not provide services or information you have requested. For example, without cookies, we will not be able to provide you with searches that you have asked us to save.

Use of Information with Respect to Third Parties

We reserve the right to share your Personal Information with our affiliated companies and marketing partners as permitted by law, in order to fulfill our commitment to providing you with full-service real estate brokerage services. We do share your Personal Information under the following circumstances:

  • Third party vendors we engage to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting, website development, and support, have access to Personal Information, but they have agreed not to disclose the Personal Information or to use it for any purpose other than providing the requested services.
  • There may arise special circumstances where it is necessary for us to disclose and use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, such as: to enforce this Privacy Statement or any other part of our Terms of Use; to protect our property or rights; to protect the safety of anyone; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or improper activities; to carry out a merger or consolidation with another entity, a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, or any similar transaction; or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law, such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal or administrative process.

The Site contains links to third-party websites, including the Sotheby's Auction House and Sotheby's International Realty®. If you hold your mouse over a link, it will indicate whether clicking the link will send you off our Site. When you click on those links, you will go to a third-party site where you will be subject to that site's privacy statement and we encourage you to read that policy statement.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and we expressly disclaim any liability for their actions, including actions relating to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties. We remind you to be aware of when you leave our Site and enter a third-party website, including the Sotheby's Auction House and Sotheby's International Realty®, and again encourage you to read the privacy statement on any web site that collects your Personal Information.
Security

Our hosting service maintains its systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to reasonably secure the information of its customers against unauthorised access, accidental or intentional manipulation, and loss. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and you use the Site at your own risk.

Children

This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 ("Children"), and we do not knowingly collect any information, including Personal Information, from Children.

The UAE Privacy Rights and Cyber Crimes Law

The UAE is considered today as one of the leading countries worldwide in maintaining online data privacy and protecting an individual's digital identity through the implementation of strictest law and regulations with significant financial penalties, custodial sentences, and deportation of foreigners convicted of any offense under the law.

In support of the country's endeavour to succeeding 'smart governance' and maintaining a secure and trusted e-commerce, Gulf Sotheby's International Realty guides and advises regularly its employees, property consultants, business partners, affiliates, sales associates and clients on how to work on the matters covered by the UAE Privacy Rights and Cyber Crimes Law.

For further assistance and information, please contact us by writing to:

High End Real Estate LLC
PO Box 9823, Dubai, UAE

Or by sending an email to [email protected]

We will respond to such requests within 30 days of receipt.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us by using the "Contact Us" feature or by sending an email to [email protected].

Terms of Use

The content of this website is owned and controlled by Gulf Sotheby's International Realty, independently owned and operated by High End Real Estate LLC, located at gulfsothebysrealty.com.

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, artwork and computer code (collectively, "Content"), including but not limited to, the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression and arrangement of such Content, contained on this website is owned and controlled by Gulf Sotheby's International Realty. No part of this website and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Gulf Sotheby's International Realty's prior express written consent. Gulf Sotheby's International Realty's logo and other service marks must be used with permission. The information set forth in this publication is based on the information provided by third parties that we consider reliable. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies, under any circumstances, in the listings, advertising, promotional or public statements and materials. The offerings are subject to change, including price, or withdrawal without notice. Prices for projects based outside of the UAE are subject to currency fluctuations. We do not guarantee any future earnings. All dimensions are approximate and have not been verified.

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