All personal information you provide us with or that we obtain will be handled by HOT Technologies LLC and we will be responsible for the secure storage of your personal information . We will collect details such as contact name and email address and this information is obtained automatically through forms annotated on www.ahotlife.com or AHOTLIFE Application. All other information such as payment details is not collected by our company and we are therefore not responsible for the security of such information. Payment information is processed and stored using a third party company. This company can be contacted at TBC. The personal information you provide will be used to ensure deliveries to you, to provide offers and information on our catalogue to you. The information you provide is only available to HOT Technologies LLC and will not be shared with any other third parties within Kuwait or Internationally. You have the right to inspect the information held about you. You always have the right to request HOT Technologies LLC to delete or correct the information held about you. If you wish to alter, access or remove or complain about breaches of the Kuwait Law please contact us on info@ahotlife.com. By visiting this website/Application and purchasing products of the HOT Technologies LLC, you agree to the above.

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent? When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent? If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@ahotlife.com

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 – TBC

Our store is hosted on TBC. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through TBC data storage, databases and the general TBC application.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@ahotlife.com

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Of interest, is Chapter Six of the ET Law which provides that transfer of money through electronic means will now be considered acceptable for payment. Also of particular significance, is the introduction of a concept akin to what is known in other jurisdictions as data privacy. More specifically, government authorities, public entities or agencies, companies and non-governmental entities or authorities will not be able to access, disclose or publish any “personal data” or information kept or documented on electronic data processing systems related a person or persons job, social biography, health condition, financial status or other personal information kept by or filed with any entity or authority listed in the law. This restriction is extended to its employees who by virtue of their job or position may have access to such information, unless and until such use and disclosure is permitted or consented to by the owner of such data or information, or his / her legal representative, or where the same is authorized  by a court order. This is of significance given the fact that prior to the enactment of the ET Law, save for general concepts of Kuwaiti law, there were no specific laws or regulations in Kuwait regulating the collection or the protection of personal data / information. The ET Law further imposes responsibilities on entities that collect personal data. More specifically the, ET Law provides that such entities may not disclose any personal data or information kept or documented on electronic data processing systems related to a person without the approval of the person to whom the data relates. Additionally, entities that collect such information are required to inform the owner of the purpose for which the data is being collected. Furthermore, upon obtaining the consent of the relevant person whose data will be collected and may be shared with a third parties, the entities collecting the data must ensure that the data (a) is only used for the purpose for which it has been collected, (b) is correct and updated regularly and (c) is sufficiently protected from loss or disclosure. It is unclear at this stage whether the “personal data”  referred to in the ET Law is that relating to individuals only or also extend to corporate entities.

Further, the territoriality scope of these provisions is not expressly provided for and one may consider that same applies to any entity carrying on business in Kuwait.  

However, it is still too early, to express an opinion as to how the ET Law will be interpreted and enforced by Kuwaiti authorities and courts.