Specialty Black Coffee By Café Younes LLC (“Black Coffee by Café Younes”, “we” or “us”) value and respect your personal information and are fully aware that you trust us with the information. This privacy policy (“Policy”) defines what information is collected, what we intend to do with it and your rights in relation to such information.  This Policy (together with our terms of use (“Terms”) and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting www.blackcoffee.ae (“Website”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.


Information we collect about you

 We collect and store the following personal information:

  • information you provide us (whether via the Website, phone, email or otherwise) such as name, address, email address, contact information, and (depending on the Product ordered) sometimes financial and credit card information and transaction date such as Products purchased from us; and
  • information we collect about you such as computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the website, web log information, responses to advertisements, the Internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other similar information.

 We do not collect any special categories of personal information about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

This Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with Products). In this case, we may have to cancel an order for the Product you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.



Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.

By continuing to browse the Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The cookies we currently use include Google Analytics and Facebook Pixels.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, our e-commerce provider Shopify and advertising networks such as Google and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies (including for example to serve advertisements to you based in your prior visit to our Website or other websites), over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website. 

You may also visit the relevant third party websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalised advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability).   Alternatively, you can opt out of some third party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Use of the information

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances: 

  • Performance of a Contract:  Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.  For example, to take payment from you for Products or deliver a Product to you.  
  • Legitimate Interest:  Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.  Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. we make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
  • Legal Obligation:  Where we need to comply with a legal obligation that we have.  For example in some countries we may be required to provide your personal information to customs authorities in relation to the delivery of Products to you.    
  • Consent:  Where we have your consent to using your personal information for a particular activity. For example, where you consent to us sharing with you special offers which we think may be of interest.

We will use your personal information to:

  • provide our or otherwise carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and us; 
  • to notify you about changes to our Products;
  • operate our Website;
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage safe trading and enforce our policies (including but not limited to this Policy);
  • customize users' experience, measure interest in our services, improve our Products and inform users about Products and updates;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers to you either from ourselves or selected third parties, according to your preferences;
  • do other things for users as described when we collect the information.


Disclosure of information

You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:

  • any member of the Café Younes group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries including but not limited to Café Younes LTD and Café Younes SAL (“Café Younes Group”).
  • Selected third parties including:
    • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
    • advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others;
    • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website; and
    • credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We may also disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.   We may also disclose your personal information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets and such personal data may be one of the transferred assets.

You agree to receive marketing communications about Products and Services on behalf of our third party advertising partners unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication.  

You may not use our Website or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of use or this Policy. We may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, we don't permanently store your friends' addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes. To report spam from other users, please contact us at the details below.


Transfer of your information

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, destinations in the United Arab Emirates and other countries which may be outside of your country of residence. Some of these countries are subject to different standards of data protection than your country of residence.

It will also be processed by staff operating inside or outside the United Arab Emirates who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data.


Retention of Data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your rights below for further information.

In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.


Controls in place

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted by our third party provider to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data during transmission, which is at your own risk.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


Your rights

Under certain circumstances, you will have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, which may include the right to:

  • Object to processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request accessto your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request").
  • Request correctionof the personal data that we hold about you.
  • Request erasureof your personal data.
  • Object to processingof your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • Request the transferof your personal data to you or to a third party.
  • Withdraw consent at any timewhere we are relying on consent to process your personal data.
  • Lodge a Complaint with your local supervisory authority.


Exercising Your Rights

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.  You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Third Party Sites

Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Revisions to our Policy

This Policy was last updated on 1 July 2020.  We reserve the right to revise this Policy from time to time.  Any such changes will be posted on this page and we strongly suggest that you visit and review our Policy periodically to make sure you understand how information you provide will be used.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to blackcoffeeuae@cafeyounes.com.