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While a person's share of electricity was one of the most important indicators to measure the progress of nations in the twentieth century, the International Internet Bandwidth per Capita now sits at the forefront of indicators that measure progress in the twenty-first century, the century of information and knowledge. The single user's share of international internet bandwidth in the UAE is still...

MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of the features and services of Madar Research Website. When you use our Website, you consent to the use of your personal information by MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT in the manner specified in this Privacy Policy. This policy may change periodically, so please check back from time to time. For your information, the date of the last update to this Privacy Policy is stated at the top of this document.


1. What Information MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Collects From You When You Visit Our Website
2. Who Is Collecting Your Information And With Whom They Can Share It
3. Monitoring and Enforcement
4. What Are Cookies And How MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Uses Them
5. What Kind Of Security Is In Place To Protect Your Personal Information
6. How You Can Correct Inaccuracies In Your Information


There is more than one instance where information about users of our site maybe be collected for various purposes such as demographics and service improvement. MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, however, will not collect any personal information about you (i.e., your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless you provided it to us voluntarily. In some areas of our site, such as registration and subscription, we ask you to provide information by filling out and submitting an online form.


Use of IP Addresses: An Internet Protocol ("IP") address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. We also use IP addresses to collect statistical information for marketing and promotional purposes.



MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. We will not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties.

Individual Member Information: "Individual Member Information" is the information collected when you register or subscribe. Individual Member Information will be used for research on usage patterns and product development, online site customization and targeted marketing. We will not give out to third parties your telephone number or e-mail addresses, nor will we give out to third parties information that would link your Username with your actual name. If you subscribe online to our Journal or other services you may provide your credit card details on our secure server. Your credit card details are used solely for the purpose of finalizing the payment towards your subscription, and will be treated with strict confidentiality and utmost care to ensure the privacy of your information.


Co-Branded/Co-Sponsored Services and Features: Some MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT services and features may be offered in conjunction with a partner company. In order to provide these co-branded/co-sponsored services to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our partners/sponsors. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.


MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Affiliates and Strategic Business Partners: We will share part of our data, including personally identifiable information about you as necessary, with our affiliates and strategic business partners that are committed to serving your needs throughout the world. To the extent that these entities are provided access to your information, we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other users. We usually require our affiliates and strategic business partners to follow privacy practices no less protective of all users than our practices described in this policy. If you have any additional questions regarding the privacy practices of our affiliates or strategic business partners, please visit the privacy policies of their Websites.


Aggregate Information: MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT shares the information you provided during registration, or subscription or any other occasions, in aggregate form, to serve ads and to provide online and offline promotions. When we say that we will share such information in "aggregate" form, we mean that we will not disclose individual names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses unless we have your permission.


Other Information Collectors: Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, such as outside links to other sites, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.



MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT has no obligation to monitor the Website or the use thereof or to retain the content of any user session. However, MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity.



What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site. We never save passwords in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard used by most major websites. By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.


How does MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT use cookies? We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users' needs. For example, we use cookies to track user trends and patterns while on our Website. This helps us better understand and improve areas of MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a "cookie," visitors to MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. However, note that some parts of MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.


Advertisers: You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.



Passwords: When you register or subscribe with MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT's Website, your personal information is password-protected. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Therefore, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to close your browser window when you have finished using our site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. If you lose or forget your password, you can contact us at


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.



Following registration on MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, you can review and change your registration information. This can be done anytime you log onto our website using your username and password.



Privacy and security is important to us all. We pursue a full-disclosure approach to responsibly care for the information you have entrusted with us and we depend on information sharing as our principal means to best serve you. This is why we are committed to building a trusting relationship with you. We will continually monitor customer feedback and seek to improve our services to meet your needs. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the Website, or would like to provide comments, you can send us an e-mail at


Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the MADAR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Website helpful and convenient to use!


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ICT Use Index – 2013

The ICT Use Index covers four ICT parameters: PC installed base and the number of Internet users, mobile phones and fixed lines. The Index is calculated by adding up the values of these four parameters and dividing the sum by the country's population figure. A higher Index score indicates more aggressive ICT adoption in the country under question.

 Country End 2012
End 2013
 Bahrain 2.37 3.08
 Qatar 2.78 2.96
 UAE 2.59 2.84
 KSA 2.82 2.82
 Kuwait 2.34 2.67
 Libya 2.21 2.21
 Jordan 1.79 2.08
 Oman 2.38 2.02
 Morocco 1.72 1.89
 Tunisia 1.71 1.86
 Lebanon 1.64 1.72
 Egypt 1.47 1.65
 Algeria 1.36 1.42
 Palestine 1.16 1.29
 Syria 1.13 1.27
 Iraq 1.03 1.14
 Sudan 0.83 1.08
 Yemen 0.74 0.81
 Avrage 1.48 1.64

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