Welcome to The Zahara Group Privacy Statement
This privacy statement provides information to help you understand how we collect, use and share your information when you visit www.thezaharagroup.com.
We may need to update this notice from time to time; if we do, we’ll notify you the next time to visit this site.
Who we are
The Zahara Group, is the parent group for some of the largest names in travel in Oman and is working in partnership as the operator for numerous international brands like American Express operating in the country. If you go to https://www.thezaharagroup.com/companies you can find details of the Zahara Group operated companies.
“we/us” means The Zahara Group;
“you” means the website user or whoever chooses to access the website(www.thezaharagroup.com);
“third party” means someone who is not you or us; and “The Zahara Group” means The Zahara Group and any company or other organisation which The Zahara Group operates or owns.
Our registered office is Zahara Travel and Service Bureau LLC, P.O. Box 833, Ruwi, Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman. We are registered in the Sultanate of Oman.
How to contact us
Your opinion matters to us – if you have any questions about our privacy statement, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to our privacy team at our official address:
Zahara Travel & Travel and Service Bureau LLC
P.O. Box 833,
Ruwi Postal Code 112,
Sultanate of Oman.
Personal information we collect about you
What information we collect
The types of information we collect about you when you visit and interact with this site are:
Your contact details such as name and email address where you have contacted us through this site;
If you have agreed to cookies, data such as your site preferences or language settings. We can also use this information in an aggregate manner to understand how our visitors navigate this site so we can make it better and deliver a smoother and more personalised experience for you;
When we collect your personal information
We collect your personal information when you:
Browse and interact with the zaharagroup.com website; or
Use our contact forms to get in touch or register your interest.
The Zahara Group will process, and use your personal data based on:
1. Our legitimate business interests, for example, direct marketing and improvement of our services. Whenever we rely on this lawful basis to process your data, we assess our business interests to make sure they do not override your rights. Additionally, in some cases you have the right to object to this processing. For more information, visit the Your Rights section of this policy.
2. Consent you provide where The Zahara Group does not rely on another legal basis. Consent will always be presented separately to you, can be withdrawn at any time and you will be given details on how to change your mind.
How we use your personal information
Maintaining this website and providing you with any services requested through it
For example, when you contact us through this site, we’ll use your information to ensure you get the right information and response.
To personalise this website and track its performance
You can choose whether or not to allow cookies using your browser preferences. To find out more about cookies and your choices, visit the Cookies section of this statement.
How we share your personal information
Some of the services or information you can request on this site may come from other members of our corporate family. Therefore, we may share your information with other companies within The Zahara Group. The laws of the countries where these companies are based may not be the same as those in the Sultanate of Oman, but your information will be treated with the same high standard of care wherever it’s processed within the corporate family.
Disclosure of the data to third parties; contract (data) processing
The user's personal data will be treated confidential and will generally only be disclosed to external service providers or contractors with the user’s express consent, or if disclosure is necessary to perform a contract, respond to inquiries or to provide customer support. The Zahara Group cooperates with providers who collect and compile statistical data, as well as with IT service providers (i.e. computer centres, hosting, back-up and database services). The user’s legitimate interests are given consideration in accordance with the statutory requirements. The external service providers are under a statutory obligation to treat the data confidential and securely and are only permitted to use the data to the extent necessary to perform their duties. In as far as external service companies perform contract data processing, the statutory requirements pertaining to contract (data) processing are observed.
In all other respects, personal data is only disclosed if required for the protection of other users, for the prosecution of criminal offences, or as permitted under the statutory data protection regulations. We may in certain cases be compelled to disclose the data on the basis of statutory requirements (i.e. disclosure to investigating authorities). Disclosure is always limited to the extent necessary, legally permitted or prescribed.
We may need to transfer your information to other The Zahara Group companies (for example, if the information you request is delivered by them) or service providers in countries outside of Oman. This kind of data transfer may happen if our servers (i.e. where we store data) or our suppliers and service providers are based outside of Oman, or if you use our services and products while visiting countries outside this area.
If the Zahara Group sends your information to a country that is not in Oman, we will make sure that your information is properly protected. We will always ensure that there is a proper legal agreement that covers the data transfer. In addition, if the country is not considered to have laws that are equivalent to Oman data protection standards then we will ask the third party to enter into a legal agreement that reflects those standards.
A declaration of consent to the disclosure of data previously granted to us may be revoked at any time and without stating reasons.
How long we keep your personal information for
We’ll store your information for as long as we have to by law. If there’s no legal requirement for us to retain the data, we’ll only store it for as long as we need to.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have specialised security teams who constantly review and improve our measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, accidental loss, disclosure or destruction.
Communications over the internet (such as emails) aren’t secure unless they’ve been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before being delivered, as this is the nature of the internet.
We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
We’ll never ask for your secure personal or account information by an unsolicited means of communication. You’re responsible for keeping your personal and account information secure and not sharing it with others.
Our website may provide links to third-party websites. We cannot be responsible for the security and content of such third-party websites. So make sure you read that company’s privacy and cookies policies before using or putting your personal information on their site.
The same applies to any third-party websites or content you connect to using our products and services.
You may choose to disclose your information in certain ways such as social plug-ins (including those offered by Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) or using third-party services that allow you to post reviews or other information publicly, and a third party could use that information.
You have a number of rights that you can exercise free of charge. We have included a summary of these below; if you would like to discuss or exercise any of these, please contact us through the details provided.
Right to correct personal data
If you believe any of the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you can request we update it.
Right to access personal data
You have a right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you, and how it has been processed.
Right to data portability
In some circumstances, you have the right to receive the personal information about you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party.
Right to object to use of personal data
Where we are processing your data for the purposes of direct marketing, or any legitimate interests that the Zahara Group is reliant upon, you can object at any time to this processing.
Right to restrict use of your data
In some circumstances, you can request that we temporarily suspend the processing of your data.
Right to erasure
In some circumstances, such as where we no longer have a justifiable reason to continue to process your data, you can request we delete it.
How to lodge a complaint
If you have a complaint, you can contact us on the details provided. We’ll do our best to help.
Address: P.O. Box 833, Ruwi Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman.
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you've used the site every time you come back.
Cookies themselves don't hold personal information such as your name or bank details. And in many cases, we won’t be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, help us to find information once you're logged in or help us link your browsing information to you and your personal information, for example, when you choose to register for a service, white paper or newsletter.
Understanding the types of Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
First party and third-party cookies
First party cookies originate from the same domain as the website you’re currently visiting, whether as third-party cookies originate from a different domain.
Controlling your cookies
Information on controlling and deleting cookies, including on a wide variety of browsers, is also available at allaboutcookies.org
At the Zahara Group we understand that our customers trust us with their privacy and maintaining this trust is at the heart of everything we do. Please contact us at the contact details mentioned below if there is anything you would like to discuss further.
Address: P.O. Box 833, Ruwi Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman.