AlBahar Portal / DOBUYME - Privacy Statement

Last updated on 22 September 2020

As part of our commitment to protect your privacy and your personal data, please find details on your privacy rights and on how we handle your personal data including how the law protects you. Kindly read this document, before agreeing to use our services.
DOBUYME provides translation of this Privacy Statement. However, you are legally bound by the English version, which is referred to in case of any inconsistency between translations.

In this privacy statement you will find the below:

‘Services’ means any products, goods, services, content, features, technologies, or functions, and all related websites, applications and services offered to you by us.

‘Platform’ means the websites, mobile apps, mobile sites or other online properties through which we offer our Services.

Who are we?

The principal controller of your data for purposes of our international and local services is ALBAHAR, we are a limited liability company with offices at The Hockey Tower, Sports City, Dubai, UAE. ALBAHAR is the parent company of the ALBAHAR / DOBUYME portal entities that provide the services to you according to our Terms of Use, (hereinafter collectively referred to as “ALBAHAR”, “DOBUYME”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy statement). The ALBAHAR group entities are also considered data controllers for the local services they offer. Relevant contact details are set out in section 13.

What data / information do we collect about you?

Data provided through direct interactions

Registration and other account information

When you register to use our Services we may collect the following information about you:

Depending on the choices you make during the log-in to our Services or during the process of engaging our Services, you may opt to give the following additional personal data:

Communication through the chat feature on our Platform When you use our chat feature to communicate with other users, we collect information that you choose to provide to other users through this feature.

Data we collect automatically when you use our Services

When you interact with our Platform or use our Services, we automatically collect the following information about you;

Device Information

Location information

Client and Log data

Clickstream data

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Data from third parties or publicly available sources.

Do we collect data from children?

Why do we need to process your personal information?

Listed below are the ways we use your personal data.

For providing access and delivering Services through our Platform

For improving your experience on the Platform

We use clickstream data to:

We use your location data for the following purposes:

We use your log-in information for the following purposes:

To provide you with a safe and secure Platform

Your rights

Rights of data subjects

If you are a data subject in your country of reside, you will have the following rights:

Time limit to respond: We try to respond to all legitimate requests as soon as possible. Occasionally it may take us a bit longer if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated as much as possible.

Communication and marketing

We will communicate with you by email, SMS or in app notification in connection with our Services/Platform to confirm your registration, to inform you in case your ad listing has become live/expired and for other transactional messages in relation to our Services. As it is imperative for us to provide you such transactional messages you may not be able to opt-out of such messages.

However, you can ask us to stop sending you marketing communication at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email or SMS sent to you or by reaching out us anytime on

You may receive marketing communications from us if you:

Who do we share your data with?

From time to time to enhance your user experience, we may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in section 4 above.

Corporate affiliates – we may share your data with other AlBAHAR / DOBUYME group companies which are located within as well as outside Middle East Area & North Africa (“MENA”) and United Arab Emirates ("UAE") and help us in providing business operation services such as product enhancements, customer support and fraud detection mechanism. Where it applies to personal data then any sharing of personal data within the ALBAHAR / DOBUYME group of companies situated outside the MENA will always be subject to safeguards as described in section 9 or to a data transfer agreement which clearly defines the obligations of the parties and ensures appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data.

Third Party Service Providers: We use third party service providers to help us deliver certain aspect of our Services for example, cloud storage facilities such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Service providers may be located inside or outside of the MENA and UAE. We conduct checks on our third-party service providers and require them to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow them to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Advertising and analytics providers: In order to improve our Services, we will sometimes share your non-identifiable information with analytics providers that help us analyse how people are using our Platform/Service. We share your information with them in a non identifiable form for monitoring and reporting the effectiveness of the campaign delivery to our business partners and for internal business analysis. For further details about our advertisers and analytics provider please refer to our Policy for Cookies and similar Technologies.

Law enforcement authorities, regulators and others: We may disclose your personal data to law enforcement authorities, regulators, governmental or public bodies and other relevant third parties to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements. We may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy statement.

Publicly available information: When you post an item for sale using our Services, you may choose to make certain personal information visible to other ALBAHAR users. This may include your first name, last name, your email address, your location and your contact number. Please note, any information you provide to other users can always be shared by them with others so please exercise discretion in this respect.

Links to Third-party websites

Our DOBUYME Platform may contain links to third party websites or apps. If you click on one of these links, please note that each one will have its own privacy policy. We do not control these websites/apps and are not responsible for those policies. When you leave our Platform, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit to continue to protect your data externally.

Changes about our privacy statement?

We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. We will post changes on this page and will let you know by e-mail or through our Platform. If you or your guardian (as the case may be) do not agree with the changes, you may close your account by going to account setting and select delete account.

Where do we store your data and for how long?

When we collect data about you, it may be stored and processed inside as well as outside the UAE in secure servers, in order for us to provide you with the most comfortable user experience. For example – for a quick website or mobile application load build up.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as it’s necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements that is expected of us.
When determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, we will consider the amount, the nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In case you have any queries in relation to the retention period of your data please contact us at

Technical and organisational measures undertaken and processing security

All the information we receive about you is stored on secure servers and we have implemented technical and organisational measures that are suitable and necessary to protect your personal data. ALBAHAR / DOBUYME continually evaluates the security of its network and the adequacy of its internal information security program which is designed to (a) help secure your data against accidental or unlawful loss, access or disclosure, (b) identify reasonably foreseeable risks to the security of the ALBAHAR / DOBUYME network, and (c) minimize security risks, including through rigurous risk assessment and regular testing. In addition, we ensure that all payment data are encrypted using SSL technology.
Please note, despite the measures we have implemented to protect your data, the transfer of data through the Internet or other open networks is never completely secure and there is a risk that your personal data may be accessed by unauthorised third parties, inspite of any and all precautions that DOBUYME takes. DOBUYME cannot be held legally responsible in any form or manner for any data leaks and or any loss via use of the site. By agreeing to this privacy policy you indemnify DOBUYME of all associated risks whether financial and or otherwise, related to the use of the site.

Contact Us

Incase of any additional information or to exercise your rights, please contact us on, or go to the Help Section on our Platform.

Any Amendments to this Policy

We may on occasion amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to keep it up to date with legal requirements and the way we operate our business. Please regularly check this page for the latest version of this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will seek to inform you by notice on our website or application, or email ("Notice of Change"). Kindly note, your continued use of our Services following an amendment or Notice of Change indicates your or your guardian's acceptance (as the case may be) of any changes to our Privacy Policy.



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