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Privacy Policy

The Research Development and Innovation Authority portal is committed to protecting the rights of visitors to this site and maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information. This security and privacy statement aim to disclose the adopted approach in collecting information and publishing it on the RDIA portal.


Collection and use of electronic information

The RDIA's servers automatically capture your IP address when you visit the site. (Your Internet Protocol address is the number of the computer you are using while it is online, which allows other devices connected to the internet to determine the destination of data, and to collect certain information; such as browser type and search engine but without personally identifying you).

The RDIA's use of your IP helps it diagnose problems that occur in its servers, and to conduct the necessary statistics to measure the use of the site (the number of visitors and the language of the computer you are using). The Authority does not allow any party other than the technical team of the RDIA's portal team to view your IP except in cases required by the Kingdom’s regulations.


Secure data transfer

The Authority makes every effort to protect the data provided by the user in accordance with the best practices, and works to encrypt sensitive information and data that must be kept confidential in accordance with legal requirements.



The Authority may store so-called “Cookies” on your computer when you visit our site, as “Cookies” are part of the data that uniquely identifies you as a user and can be used to develop your knowledge of the portal and to better understand the portal’s user base.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies; the user can also reset their browser to refuse all Cookies or to receive an alert when Cookies are being sent. Please note that some of the services displayed on this portal may not work properly if you refuse Cookies, as the Authority links the information you store in Cookies to any personally identifiable information you provide on our website.  


Protection of Personal Data 

We hereby warrant that the protection of your personal data is a top priority of us. Your information will only be made available on a need-to-know basis to concerned parties.  Your information will not be accessible to anybody except for those who provide the portal services. Please note that your comments and posts that you post on the portal for the purpose of interactive use of the services are not "Personal Data".


The right to view, modify or correct personal data

Any user who provides the Research Development and Innovation Authority with their personal information has the right to view, modify or correct their personal information, through the RDIA portal (https://rdia.gov.sa/ ).

Other sites

This Privacy Policy applies to the Research Development and Innovation Authority Portal only, and if you go to another site through https://rdia.gov.sa/, you should read the privacy policy of that site to determine the information security practices and privacy policy adopted there.