Changes to This Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any materialchanges, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of thisPolicy will never apply retroactively—we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If youkeep using Sharek after a change, that means you accept this Policy.

Who Are We?

Sharek and its and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, consultants,employees, officers, and directors—collectively, “Sharek,” “we,” or “us”) provides services thathelp people fund and bring creative projects to life (our “Services”). Our main service is a funding platform for creative projects. We are a crowdfunding platform based in The Sultanateof Oman.

How This Policy Applies

This Policy describes the information we collect from you, how we use that information and ourlegal basis for doing so. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and yourrights and choices regarding the information you provide to us. We use cookies and similar technologies, as described in our Cookie Policy. 

By using the Services offered by Sharek, you’re acknowledging you have agreed to our Terms ofUse and that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.  

What We Collect and Receive

In order for you to create an account on Sharek and use our Services, we need to collect andprocess certain information. Depending on your use of the Services, which may include:  

  1. Information you provide by completing forms on Sharek — your name, email andpostal addresses, telephone number, country of residence, login, and passworddetails. We may ask for this information if you register as a user of the Services, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit content through Sharek, or if youcontact us. 

  2. information you provide for identity verification purposes when launching aproject, including your legal name, business name and Tax ID for businessentities, and date of birth. In some cases, our payment processor will request thatyou provide a secure upload of an identity document (such as your passport, driver’s license or other government-issued ID) to Sharek. 
  3. Details of any requests or transactions you make through the Services. Sharekpartners with other institutions (Banks) for payment processing, and the paymentinformation you submit is collected and used by them in accordance with theirprivacy policies (Read Banks privacy policy). Sharek doesn’t store your paymentinformation apart from the last four digits of your credit card or bank account (asapplicable), expiration date, and country, which we require for tax, governmentregulatory, and security purposes.

  4. Information about your activity on and interaction with Sharek, including use ofour mobile apps (such as your IP address, the type of device or browser you use, and your actions on the Site). 

  5. Information about the ways people visit and interact with our Site, in the form oftraffic analytics. You can opt out of being included in Google Analytics. For moreinformation about our use of data analytics to protect and improve our Services, see our Cookie Policy. 

  6. Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send usquestions or comments, or report a problem). 

  7. Information that you submit on or to Sharek in the form of comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other users; andthe email address associated with your Platform account, if you choose to sign upusing your Facebook credentials. Sharek will also request permission to accessyour name, profile picture, and friend list (these permissions are governed byFacebook’s privacy policies and can be managed through your Facebook privacysettings). We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-partyaccounts without your permission. 

  8. Demographic information—such as your age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity—that you have the option to provide to us after giving yourconsent to the processing of those personal data in order to help Sharek equitablysupport all creators and represent a diverse population in our research.   

You may decline to provide us with your information. However, this will limit your ability toregister for an account or use our Services. You may pledge to a project as a guest by providingonly an email address. However, to adjust your pledge, save payment details for future pledges, make project comments and take most other actions on our Site, you will need to finish creatingan account. You may review, change or remove your information through your account settings.

How We Use This Information

We use the information we collect for the following purposes: 

  1. To keep your account secure and protect our Services (including to verify theidentities of creators and prevent fraud and abuse). 

  2. To enable us to provide you with our Services, and to improve and promote ourServices. 

  3. To create and administer your account, contact you, and customize yourexperience on Sharek (for example, to show you projects that we think mayinterest you based on your previous use); and 

  4. To track and analyze use of the Services so that we can improve how Sharek isperforming and provide users with the best experience possible.

How This Information Is Shared 

Information that’s shared publicly  

When you create an account, we create a basic profile page for you on Sharek, containing yourusername, the date the account was created, and a list of projects you have backed or launched. By default, your profile is private, and you can choose to make it public in your account settings. Your username appears with the comments you post and messages you send on Sharek and, ifyour profile is set to public, people can click your username to view it. If you make your profilepublic, others will be able to see the following things: 

  1. The account username you select, and the date the account was created; o Any information you choose to add to your profile (like a picture, bio, or yourlocation). 
  2. Projects you’ve backed (but not pledge amounts or rewards chosen). 
  3. Projects you’ve created. 
  4. Comments you’ve posted on Sharek; and 
  5. If you have “Liked” a project update. 

If you would like to have a public profile, but don’t want others to see your name or profileimage on a project’s Community tab, you may choose an account image or name that is notidentifiable (e.g., CatLuvr88). You can modify or delete certain information associated with youraccount (such as your username, profile image, biography and location) from your accountsettings, and you can change your privacy settings if you want to make your profile private oradjust the default settings.  

Creators are also asked to verify their identities before launching a project. Once this has beendone, the creator’s Verified Name will be publicly displayed on their account profile and on anyprojects they launch. 


Information that isn’t shared publicly.   

The following data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:  

  1. Any payment information you provide. 
  2. Your password details. 
  3. Your IP address. 
  4. Your phone number. 
  5. Your date of birth and other identity verification documentation (for creators). 
  6. Private profile information, in accordance with your preferences; and  
  7. Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send usquestions or comments, or report a problem). 
  8. Information that’s shared with trusted third-party services 


We may share your information with certain trusted third-party services to help us provide, improve, promote, or protect Sharek’s Services (like when we partner with payment processors, or use services that help us manage our ads on other sites). When we share data with third-partyservices that support our delivery of the Sharek Services, we require that they use yourinformation only for the purposes we’ve authorized, and that they protect your personalinformation at least to the same standards we do. We may also share information that’saggregated and anonymized in a way that it doesn’t directly identify you. 


Information that’s shared with creators and collaborators   

  1. When you back a project, the project’s creator will know your username, the amount you havepledged, and the reward you have selected. Creators never receive backers’ credit card details orother payment information. 
  2. If a project you have backed is successfully funded, the creator will receive the email addressassociated with your Sharek account. They may also send you a survey requesting informationneeded to provide your reward. (For instance, they may need your mailing address) Anyinformation you provide in such surveys will be received by the creator.   
  3. Creators are required to keep backer information confidential, except as strictly necessary tocommunicate with backers directly and fulfill rewards. Creators should not ask for personalinformation that isn’t necessary to provide your reward and should never request sensitivepersonal information such as your Social Security number or payment information. Contact usat if you receive a request for information that seems inappropriate orexcessive. 
  4. Collaborators are third parties that creators can appoint to help manage their project. Thesecollaborators may be able to access the information available to creators (including backers’names, email addresses, pledge amounts, reward selections, messages, and survey responses), 
  5. and are required to treat backers’ personal information with the same care and respect as creatorsare. 
  6. Creators and their collaborators may also receive routine traffic analytics about their projectpages. 


Information that’s shared to protect Sharek and comply with the law.  

We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so isreasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or toprotect Sharek’s legal rights, property, or the safety of Sharek, its employees, users, or others. 

Links to other websites and services   

Our Site may include links to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ fromSharek’s. When you use a link to an external site or service, the privacy policy and dataprocessing disclosures for that site or service governs. 


We will retain your information as long as your account is active, as necessary to provide youwith the Services or as otherwise set forth in this Policy. We will also retain and use thisinformation as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy and to the extent necessary tocomply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and protect Sharek’slegal rights. 

We also collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized information which wemay retain indefinitely to protect the safety and security of our Site, improve our Services orcomply with legal obligations. 

Data Transfers 

Because Sharek is a Sultanate of Oman-based company, your information will be collected andprocessed in the Sultanate of Oman. The Sultanate of Oman has its own laws governing dataprotection and government access to information. The rules that protect your personalinformation under the Sultanate of Oman law may be different than in your home country. If youchoose to use the Services, you need to agree to our Terms of Use, which set out the contractbetween Sharek and its users. 

Your Rights 

You can request a downloadable copy of your personal data from Sharek from your accountsettings page. To modify or delete the personal information you’ve provided to us, please log inand update your profile. You may also delete your account from your account settings page. We 

may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate businesspurposes.

Email and Mobile Notifications  

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to aminimum and give you the ability to opt into any marketing communications we send. We will send you email relating to your transactions on Sharek. You may also elect to receivecertain marketing email communications, in accordance with your preferences, and from whichyou may opt out at any time by adjusting your notification settings. If you download the Sharekapp, you can manage the notifications you receive on your mobile device in your profile settings. We’ll also send you service-related announcements when it’s necessary to do so. 


We take security seriously, and the security of your personal data is important to us. We followindustry-standard practices to protect the data we collect and maintain, including using TransportLayer Security (TLS) to encrypt information as it travels over the internet. No method oftransmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, so Sharek cannotguarantee its absolute security. Your account information is protected by a password, which youshould choose carefully and keep secure. We encourage all users to enable two-factorauthentication in account settings to further protect their account. 

We have a Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) and protocol in place in the event of a databreach. We encourage the responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities of our Services by, and we will invite valid disclosures to our bug bounty program. Data Protection Officer 

To contact our Data Protection Officer, please email 



People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use Sharek on theirown. Sharek does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of16 and children under 16 are not permitted to register for an account or use our Services. If you believe that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact usat If we become aware that a child under age 16 has provided us withpersonally identifiable information, we’ll delete it. 



Updated: 1/11/2022