The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Portal (MCIT) is committed to protect rights of its users, and to keep critical information secret. This security and privacy declaration has been prepared to illustrate the mechanism followed in collecting and publishing information on the MCIT Portal.
Collecting and Using Information
The MCIT's servers work automatically on catching IP addresses of the portal’s users (the IP address is the number related to your PC; it allows other PCs connected with Internet to identify the source of data as well as to collect some information about the browser and search engines, but with no identification of personal identity).
Using IP address helps MCIT solve any problems arising in our Servers including statistics about using the MCIT Portal (number of users, language of the PC used). MCIT never allows any other party, except the concerned technical team of MCIT portal, to know about your IP address.
Secure Information Transmission
The MCIT exerts its effort to protect the information provided by the user in accordance with best practices. MCIT diligently works on encrypting information regarded as critical, in addition to any data that should be kept secret pursuant to legal requirements.
Cookie Files (Cookies)
The MCIT may save cookie files (cookies) on your own PC when you firstly visit our portal. Cookie files are a part of data that easily specify you as a user. They can be used to promote your utilization of the portal and to better understand needs of the majority of the portal’s users.
Most browsers are prepared to accept cookies as a default. A user may re-configure settings of his browser to refuse all such cookies or to alert him when sending them to his PC. Some services illustrated on MCIT Portal cannot properly work if you refuse the related cookies. MCIT Portal may or may not link information saved within the cookies with any identification information provided through our portal.
Protecting Personal Information
A user's personal information will not be available except for government officials when a need arises. Such information will never be available for the public without the user's prior consent. Besides, such information will not be circulated, exchanged nor sold to any other party without the user's prior consent. Access to information will only be granted to those who provide the MCIT Portal's services in consistency with the user's transactions with the site, The "personal information" in this context shall not include the user's comments and e-postings on the portal for the purpose of publication or for the interactive use of services.
The Right to Know, Modify or Correct Personal Data
Any user, who previously provided the MCIT with his personal information, shall have the full right to know about, modify or correct his own personal information, Changing personal information can be done through the MCIT Portal (www.mcit.gov.sa), However, a request to change such information can be electronically sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This privacy approach shall only be applied to the MCIT Portal, and when a user move to any other website through www.mcit.gov.sa, he should read carefully the privacy approach applied to that website to know about information security and privacy procedures followed there.