Welcome to the Oman Botanic Garden website. We hope you will sign up to receive the OBG e-newsletter to stay-up-to-date with all the latest news and activities at the growing garden. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; the details below set out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views).
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name and email address).
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address).
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie is a piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This helps the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website, to make it easier to use.
(b) enable your use of the services available on the website, like our newsletter.
(c) send you general commercial communications for events, launches and other exciting news about the garden.
(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(4) Other Disclosures
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
(5) International data transfers
If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including Oman) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at RO10).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
Oman Botanic Garden
Office for Conservation of the Environment
Diwan of Royal Court
PO Box 246
Sultanate of Oman