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This Privacy Policy explains the privacy practices used in the website of Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University. We prioritise the privacy of our visitors. This document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by the website and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in website. This policy does not automatically apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

Muwatin follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. This is a standard practice that enables us to compile information needed for site analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Any or all of this information shall be used solely for the purposes of enhancing the site and the user experience of its visitors.

However, during your use of the website, some voluntary information will be shared such as when filling web forms, subscription, and purchases. This information includes your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide. This information will be voluntary and will be used for the designated purpose stated whenever the information is requested.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

• The main purpose of asking for the information that will be clear when you provide it (subscription, web form…)

• Provide, operate, and maintain our website

• Improve, personalize, and expand our website

• Understand and analyse how you use our website

• Communicate with you including to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website

• Send you emails

• Find and prevent fraud

We will not share, or exchange your personal information with third parties.

How is your information collected?

Like any other website, this website uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies".

Third-party servers or networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links. These cookies are sent directly to users' browser, and they automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Other information

This Privacy Policy is effective starting 1 January 2021. It can be amended from time to time without previous notice.