Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) manages its website: SEDD reserves its rights to add, delete, or modify the contents of this privacy policy, whenever required without prior notice.

Collection and Use of Online Information

Our primary concern is the trust and confidence of the Website visitors as well as their information privacy. No personal information will be collected unless provided voluntarily through participations in activities requiring this kind of information. The SEDD Website will collect necessary personal information from visitors applying for services or requesting information. Personal information" refers to any data indicating an identified or unidentified individual, who is the subject of the information. It is the same information required from individuals, while visiting a government organization such as the name, address, or phone number. Also, the Website collects this information for statistical purposes: Computer IP address whether for a PC or a server, web browser type, internet service provider's domain name, visit date and time, accessed pages on SEDD Website, and the previously visited website address. Such information helps SEDD understand how the Website visitors use it so that we can continually improve our services. While collecting this information, the Website cannot acquire or attempt to obtain any personal data about its visitors or create profiles for any of them. Occasionally, visitors might be asked to voluntarily participate in the Website polls. This participation is optional and the choice of not to participate will not affect visitors' abilities to use the Website features and benefits.

Use of Cookies

Any web page or application on SEDD Website may use cookies. Cookies are short and simple text files a website stores on the user’s computer hard disk drive. These files are used for tracking the stored information on the Website and prevent the user from providing this information eveytime he/she visits the portal. Information collected through cookies on SEED Website is handled in the same manner as other information collected here. You can configure your browser to refuse these cookies or to notify you of the Website attempt to send a cookie. You can also check the hard disk drive for any cookies and remove them.

External Links

This Website includes links to other websites especially those operated by government bodies, non-profitable organizations, and private sector businesses. Consequently, the SEDD Website is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites and suggests that you can review their privacy and confidentiality statements.


The SEDD Wesbite is committed to secure the information it either provides or collects. It has taken several steps to ensure the security of information; which include, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.