Who Are We and What Do We Do?

In this notice, the ‘Website’ means the Arcana S.P.C website at Arcana S.P.C is a research and development institute based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Arcana S.P.C is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience. This privacy notice applies to the Website and governs data collection and usage. The Website is operated by Arcana S.P.C (called Arcana in this agreement), who are situated at Building 1582, Street 4732, Al Qadam 447.

If you have any queries about the information in this notice, or about the way Arcana processes your data whilst you visit the website, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at, or by telephone a(+973) 38 911 702. Users reserve the right to request data deletion at any time.

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

We collect and store information from visitors to the Website when you complete online forms, make online payments, participate in discussion forums or communicate with us by email. When you make a payment through the Website, we will collect and store bank card details. Arcana is PCI DSS compliant. We do not store credit/debit card details after authorisation.

Personal Data Collected Automatically

When you visit Arcana’s Website, we will automatically receive and store certain types of information on our web servers. We will keep anonymised details of your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type and operating system. We will also keep a record of the pages you have visited on our Website. Collectively this data is known as ‘web server logs’.

We only use this information to analyse activity of visitors to our Website and to improve the performance of the Website. We also use ‘cookies’ and ‘web bugs’, which store information on your computer or mobile device based on your browsing experience, and allow us to improve your experience on our Website the next time you visit.

For more information on what cookies we use, how we use them, and how you can remove them, please look at our Use of Cookies page.

How Is My Data Used?

We use the personal data collecting through your use of the website for the following purposes:

  • Administering your request for information about Arcana and the website;
  • To provide you with newsletters, information about events or other content you have asked us to send you;
  • Administering payment of fees for online courses and private online lessons;
  • Customising future use of the Website;
  • Improving the performance of the Website;

Arcana will process the data you provide for enquiries, reservations and subscriptions to courses in accordance with our Course Enquirers, Applicants or Offer-Holders Privacy Notice. We will process data you provide for other events because it is in our mutual interest to stay in touch about arrangements for the event and to record attendance.

When you subscribe for a course at Arcana, you will need to provide some personal data to support your application. We will process this data because there is a legitimate interest in managing the application efficiently. If you subscribe for a course, then Arcana will process the personal data because we are taking steps to enter into a contract at your request.

Arcana monitors usage of the Website through cookies where this processing is necessary to support the legitimate interests of Arcana and visitors to the Website, insofar as it enables Arcana to improve the performance of the Website and optimise the experience for each visitor.

If you opt-in to receiving newsletters or other promotional material by email, post or other means, we process your data with your consent. You have the right to object to our processing of the data you provide us with at any time. You will generally be able to exercise this right by unsubscribing from emails or turning off cookies in your browser settings. If you are not able to do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

What Information Do We Share, and Why?

Arcana will share personal data you provide through your use of the Website with third parties where you have given us your explicit consent, where it is necessary to provide you with a service, or where we are required to do so by law.

Where necessary we could be required by law to share your personal with regulatory bodies or law enforcement agencies, or we could be ordered to disclose your personal data by the courts.

Third Party Websites

Some resources provided by Arcana for members of our community link to external websites, who will have their own policies informing you what information will be collected and how and why it will be used. Arcana encourages you to review the privacy notices of all external websites you choose to link to from the Website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.

Any third-party sites that you can access through the Website are not covered by Arcana’s Website Privacy Notice and we accept no responsibility or liability for these sites. You do not need to sign in or create a profile to use and navigate certain sections in Arcana’s Website. Other sections, like Online Courses may require a subscription.

2Checkout Privacy Policy

We use a third-party partner, 2Checkout, to process payments. 2Checkout handles their privacy and data collection independently from Arcana. Please see their full policy below.

Verifone Payments B.V., Avangate Inc. or any of their affiliates doing business as 2Checkout (each “Avangate,” “2Checkout”, “We,” “Us” or “Our”) is committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that you continue to trust Us with Your personal information.

Customarily, We collect personal information only directly from you (contact data, payment, delivery details etc.). We will tell You what personal information is mandatory when placing an Order.

As Our shopper, You provide Us with contact data, such as Your name, surname, postal or email addresses, phone number; transaction details, such as information about the Products You buy, credit card number and other credit card details; renewal options, geo-location data of Your mobile or other device, including GPS-based, Wi-Fi-based, or cell-based location information. We will mention which information is mandatory in order for You to successfully place an Order.

Even if You are not a shopper, You may provide Us with contact data, for example when you set up an account with 2Checkout or when you enlist to our marketing communication thread.

We will interact with you (a) online, (b) offline or (c) when you interact with online targeted content (such as advertisements) that We or Our service providers provide to You via third party websites or applications.

In specific cases, personal information about You is collected by Us automatically.

We may collect personal information about You via automated means (such as cookies) when You interact with our ads, apps, or visit Our Websites. In such a case, personal information We collect may include IP address, browser type, operating system, mobile device identifier, geographical area, referring URLs.

You may also provide personal information about others (for example when You place an Order on other’s behalf). If so, You are responsible for the entire data You provide to Us (and We assume that You are authorized to give such data).

In case the personal information provided by You concerns other persons, it will be Your responsibility to obtain prior authorization.

We will collect Your personal information only with specific purpose in mind (processing an Order, sending You marketing communication etc.).

Our focus is to process Your personal information only for specific purposes that allow Us to service You in the best possible manner or, otherwise to manage an interaction with Us.

2Checkout may store and use Your Personal Information and, without further notice to You, provide Your Personal Information to 2Checkout affiliates or to third parties in order for 2Checkout, its affiliates or third parties:

  • to process an Order from You, including processing Your online payment and notifying You of the Order status,;
  • to invoice You for the Products ordered by You;
  • to deliver the Products ordered by You;
  • to support Our intent to maintain and improve the security of Your Order and transactions (e.g., by applying antifraud filters);
  • to register Your purchase with the Merchant (for warranty, technical support, or other purposes);
  • to provide You with shopper and technical support;
  • to inform You about Product upgrades; special offers; other products, services and information (including from third parties); market research; or completing surveys or evaluations; if You have opted to receive such communications;
  • to support Our intent to show You the most relevant content and improve usability of the Website;
  • to provide You with access to restricted areas of the Website;
  • to comply with legal requirements;
  • to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the investigation of potential violations; or
  • for any other lawful purposes.

Depending on the relationship You have with Us, the processing necessary to fulfil Our legitimate interest may be: to remind You about your abandoned shopping cart, to request Your feedback, to create and maintain Your 2Checkout myAccounts, to protect against, identify and prevent abuse, fraud and other types of crime, claims and other liabilities. You are entitled to oppose to such processing, and we will review your request and respond to it on a case by case basis.

Some data, such as the types of used services and how many users We receive daily, may be used by 2Checkout for statistical, marketing, promotional, or any other lawful purposes. This kind of information is collected in aggregate/statistical form, without identifying any user individually.

In any case, We will not subject You to a decision based solely on automated processing that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects You, unless you explicitly consented to the processing, the processing is necessary for entering into, or performance of a contract between You and Us, or when We are legally required / entitled to use Your personal data in this way, for example to prevent fraud.

You must be older than 16 years in order to place an order with Us if you reside in EU. Otherwise, children’s personal information is cautiously processed (only with specific safeguards).

We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children below the age of 16 when offering services of an informational society (except if explicit consent from parent or custodian is obtained in prior). This is applicable only for those residing in EU.

If We discover that accidentally We collected personal information from a child below this age, We will remove that child’s personal information from Our records as soon as reasonably possible.

In order to process Your Order, We will share Your personal information with our partners.

Without any prior notice, 2Checkout may share your personal information with third parties for other purposes, but only in the following circumstances:

  • Affiliates: we may provide your personal information to affiliates or related companies for legitimate business purposes,
  • Merchants and their affiliates or partners: 2Checkout is an ecommerce platform that enables You to access worldwide Products and as such 2Checkout must share Your personal information for the purpose of You processing Your Order,
  • Service providers: 2Checkout may engage service providers, consultants, external partners, agents or contractors to provide services on its behalf, including administering our media and services available to you. These third parties may come to access or otherwise process Your personal information in the course of providing these services. 2Checkout requires such third parties, to comply with all relevant data protection laws and security requirements in relation to Your personal information, by way of a written agreement.
  • Public Authorities: 2Checkout may disclose Your personal information if it is required to do so by law or if, in Ours good faith judgment, such legal disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes or respond to any claims.

Some of Our services are provided through sites that bear Our partners’ or suppliers’ names and trademarks and are not in Our control, and this Website may contain links or other devices that take You to other websites that are also not in Our control. Certain of those other websites may provide products or services to You directly or on Our behalf. We are not responsible for any aspect of other websites, including, without limitation, the privacy practices, products, services, or content of such websites. This Privacy Policy will not apply to such other websites. Rather, Your activity and the information that You provide at such other websites will be subject to the privacy policy and other terms and conditions posted at such other websites.

You have specific rights in respect of data protection and We foster an environment facilitating their exercise (right to access, rectify, object, delete, receive your personal information or to complaint).

You have the right to:

  • access your personal information, rectify it, restrict or object to its processing, or request its deletion,
  • to receive the personal information You provided to Us or to transmit it to another company,
  • to withdraw any consent provided,
  • to opt out of some collection or uses of Your personal information, including the use of cookies and similar technologies, the use of Your personal information for marketing purposes, and the use for data analyses,
  • where applicable, to lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority.

In accordance with the applicable law, 2Checkout will provide You with access to Your Personal Information and, as appropriate, the right to intervene in respect of Your Personal Information. You may also be entitled to object to the processing of Your Personal Information by 2Checkout or to request the deletion of Your Personal Information, in which case, if 2Checkout in its sole discretion deems such Personal Information as mandatory, 2Checkout may no longer permit You to engage in certain activities.

You can decide if You want to provide Your Personal Information to 2Checkout, but if You do not provide certain Personal Information, You may not be able to make purchases, enlist services or access certain options at the Website or through other means. If You choose at the Website to receive communications regarding product information, special offers, or any other marketing or other information, We may add Your Personal Information to Our email database and use (or direct Our designees to use) Your Personal Information for providing such communications to You. You may later choose to unsubscribe from receiving such communications by following the unsubscribe directions in Our communications. If You provide 2Checkout with inconsistent privacy preferences at the Website (for example, by indicating on one occasion that We may provide You with marketing offers and on another occasion that We may not), 2Checkout will endeavor to update Your privacy preferences in 2Checkout’s records with Your latest preference in a timely manner.

If you are residing in the European Union, Your Personal information may be transferred outside the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Personal Information provided to 2Checkout by You, the Merchants, or other third parties, is primarily processed and stored on the servers located at Our offices within The Netherlands and/or the United States. We may change the location of the servers from time to time to other countries and without prior notice to You; however, Personal Information will continue to be protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Your Personal Information may be transferred to persons within the European Union, Switzerland or to persons within other countries whose legislation may or may not ensure an adequate level of protection. We shall endeavor to comply with the laws of the country from which Your Personal Information was transferred, if We consider the laws of the country to which Your Personal Information was transferred as not ensuring an adequate level of protection.

We participate in the United States – European Union Privacy Shield and Swiss – United States Privacy Shield Frameworks. Please see Our Privacy Shield Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

At 2Checkout we never monetize your information and we are informing you on our data processing purposes through this Privacy Policy. We will not share personal information we collect about you except to the extent permitted under California law. If you are a California resident, we want to make sure you have everything you need to make informed decisions. Subject to certain limits under California law, You have the right to: know how your personal information is used; access, request and receive the personal information we have collected in a portable manner; object to having your data sold or shared, and request that we delete your personal data. You can make requests about your privacy rights at or using other alternative contact details as per


We installed adequate safeguards to secure Your personal information and We also implemented specific time periods so that to ensure that Your data is not retained longer than necessary for the stated purpose.

Data security. 2Checkout has implemented industry-standard measures to protect the security of the Personal Information We collect via the Website. For example, We use (SSL – Secure Socket Layers), a firewall and a digital certificate issued by VerisignTM to protect certain of Your Personal Information, and We are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certified. No one can guarantee, and We do not guarantee, that Your Personal Information is completely secure at all times, however We ensure You that the security of Your personal information is Our primary concern. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your Personal Information to protect it against unauthorized access or use.

Retention. We will only retain Your personal information for as long as You continue to use the Website or Products, and thereafter as permitted or required by applicable law, taking into account also our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services, and comply with legal requirements under applicable laws. This means that we may retain Your personal information for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us (as required by fiscal law, otherwise no longer than what is necessary to protect our legitimate interests, to defend against a claim or what is necessary pursuant to regulatory provisions).

When the personal information that We collect is no longer required in this way, we anonymize or delete it in a secure manner.

We have a dedicated point for you to contact us in any privacy matters (

For the purpose of exercising Your rights, You shall submit a written request to 2Checkout in accordance with the applicable law to the applicable 2Checkout office identified in the “Contact Us” section of the Website, as per the dedicated contact details to . In addition, if You believe that 2Checkout has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to Your Personal Information, please submit a sufficiently detailed complaint to, or by mail to the applicable 2Checkout office identified in the “Contact Us” section of the Website. We will promptly investigate Your complaint. Thereafter, We will take all measures We deem necessary to remedy the issues outlined in Your complaint that We, in Our sole discretion, view as justified.

All your options and messages will be responded based on the law requirements (one month since your request or longer if necessary. Nevertheless, please consider that in order to implement your requests or options we may need several days due to technical reasons (during such period we may continue to process your personal information based on your past options).

If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send Your inquiry to or to the applicable office identified in the “Contact Us” section of the Website.

2Checkout reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting notice of the changes on the Website. For additional details concerning changes to this Privacy Policy, please see Section 18.3 of the 2Checkout Terms and Conditions.