Privacy policy

About Us

Surcity’s website is an online newspaper specializing in Sur city of Oman news  and the history publication of Sur, established on October 2003 supported by the Sur digital solutions.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data described in the feedback form, as well as a visitor’s IP address and a series browser user agents to help detect spam.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar Privacy Policy is available here: Once your comment is approved, your profile photo will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Site visitors can download and extract any site data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site, you can enable your name, email address, and website to be saved in cookies. These are for your convenience so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year .

If you have an account and are signed in to this site, we’ll set up a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts these files. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is disposed of when you close your browser.

When you sign in we also configure several cookies to store your login information and display options. Cookies for login information remain for two days, while the display option cookies remain for a year. Your sign-in will continue for two weeks when you choose “Remember me”, and if you sign out of your account, you’ll delete your login cookies.

An additional cookie file will be saved to your browser if you edit or publish an article. This file does not contain any personal data, but it refers to the article ID you edited. It will expire in one day.

Content embedded from other websites

Articles on this site may include content that is included (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). The embedded content from other Web sites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor visited the other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.


with whom we share your data

We use Google Adsense, which collects some data from users for the purpose of displaying relevant ads. You can see the privacy of Google ads from policy here .

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, your comment and metadata will be kept indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically identify and approve any consecutive comments rather than keeping them in the review queue for approval.

For users who have registered on our site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except that they can not change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

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