Privacy Policy

Home of Cyber Security

Who we are is the official website for (the) Cyber Defence Bureau, also known as CDB. Cyber Defence Bureau is an Al-Said Group enterprise, entirely owned and operated by Al-Said Group.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

Submitted or abandoned contact forms are stored and archived in the interest of proving and improving our services.


If you attempt to login to any sensitive or restricted access areas, we will automatically install a temporary cookie that is automatically deleted as soon as you leave the site if you abandon the login attempt. If you attempt to access restricted areas without authorisation then we may take significant steps to protect this data. Such steps will be clearly explained on the appropriate pages and/or in a warning message that may appear as a pop up warning notice on the relevant page. CPD and ACPD (Advanced Crime Prevention Data) may be collected in such circumstances.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may from time to time include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, tutorials, lectures, cloud based cyber-labs etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website directly. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Embedded content will show the data source, you should refer to the privacy policies of the third party directly.


This site collects basic anonymous information to assists development and improvement of user experiences. This data may include your city, country, browser, internet provider and content accessed. This data will not be identifiable.

Who we share your data with

CDB shares anonymous analytics with other internal departments only. No data is ever sold or shared with any third party including law enforcement or government authorities. (Other than in the incidents of attempted security breaches, illegal activity or other abuses of our services, branding, credentials or rights).   

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, submit or abandon a form, the content and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up actions automatically. For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except usernames cannot be changed). Users may request, edit or delete their data at anytime.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or submitted or abandoned forms, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In some instanced we may retain the right to decline such requests.

Where we send your data

Visitor data may be checked through automated systems. Concerns or details of restricted access attempts which cause suspicion of criminal activity may be analysed by cyber defence forces or law enforcement agents.

Your contact information

Your contact information is retained for the duration that your account is active. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


CPD (Crime Prevention Data) may collect: the visitor’s IP address, MAC address, IMEI number and browser user agent string (where applicable). CPD is only used and stored where suspicion of criminal or attempted criminal activity is detected. This includes but is not limited to: uploading of illegal content or media, attempting to access restricted and/or protected areas/data, posting defamatory information, hate speech or threats. ACPD (Advanced Crime Prevention Data) is only collected when suspicion of serious breaches in security or criminal activity is detected. The information collected as part of ACPD is able to clearly identify the systems, locations, devices and individuals involved in real time. This information is shared with; cyber security teams, security enforcement and protection teams and law enforcement where appropriate. If no breaches or criminal activity are present on human inspection, then CPD and ACPD is irreversibly deleted.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our data is stored on encrypted servers and all access is highly restricted and monitored.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Data breaches are respond to immediately and any data loss is immediately analysed and reported to any relevant authorities. In the highly unlikely circumstances that any identifiable or useable user data is breached, the relevant users will be notified immediately.

Which third parties we receive data from

If you link your account to your social media profiles, we will receive your social media user names and URLs. We do not use this data in any way other than to link your user profile to your social media accounts. We do not receive your passwords and do not access your social media accounts.

What automated decision making and/or profiling occurs with user data

We scan all accounts, comments, forms, emails and media for Malware and Spam as well as Defamation, Hate Crimes or Threats and other illegal activities. This is for the safety of the public and the safety of our staff and users.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Our advertisements are a combination of proprietary advertisements and third party advertisements. Third party advertisements may use cookies to deliver targeted advertisements. These maybe controlled in your browser settings and any advertisements using such technology will have a blue symbol in one of their corners linking to settings to disable such technologies at the users’ discretion.


How Google interacts with this website

Google Advertising Cookies Google uses cookies to help serve the ads that it may, at times, display on this website. Not all ads on this website are displayed by Google. When users visit this website, a cookie may be dropped on the end user’s browser.
  • Cookies are used by Google to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to this website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to this site and/or other sites.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
  • Google’s ad network may also include third-party vendors or as networks. You may manage your cookie settings on their individual websites. (Up to date list of Google’s third-party ad vendors)
Google Data Analytics Google may provide assistance with or support data analytics on this website. This data is non-identifiable and may be managed from the privacy and cookies setting pop-up that appears when you first visit this website. Clearing your browser history and data will remove any existing cookies and data and the original cookies and privacy management settings pop up will reappear when you revisit this website. You will additionally be asked if you wish to review these settings once every 24 hours.


If you are concerned about your data or our use of data then contact out Data Protection Department via DATAPROTECTION@CYBERDEFENCEBUREAU.ORG clearly stating your country, concern and desired outcome.
CDB DATA PROTECTION DEPARTMENT 2022 First Published: 1 January 2007 Reformatted: 30 January 2017 Last Updated: 22 September 2022