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Welcome to our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is critically important to us.

It is Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.emil.org.lb (hereinafter, "us", "we", or "www.emil.org.lb"). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website.

 

Owner and Data Controller

Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon 

822 Main Road

Beit Mery, Lebanon

Email: contact@emil.org.lb

 

Types of Data collected

Certain visitors to Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s website choose to interact with Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon in ways that require Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Among the types of Personal Data that this Website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies; Usage Data; email address; first name; last name; phone number; address; country; company name; profession; and other various types of Data as specifically requested by each section of the website.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this Privacy Policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection. Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Website. Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this Website is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Website to provide its services. In cases where this Website specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service. Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Data Controller. Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Website and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon uses cookies to help Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon identify and track visitors, their usage of www.emil.org.lb, and their website access preferences. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon's use of cookies.

Like most website operators, Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon may use non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by analyzing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for visitors and users leaving personal information in forms on the Website. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon only discloses user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Mode and place of processing the Data

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data. The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Methods of processing

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Website (administration, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

Legal basis of processing

The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases.
  • provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.

In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing.

Place

The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore:

  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfil such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

The purposes of processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics; Managing contacts and sending messages; Interaction with external social networks and platforms. Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.

Analytics

Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon may analyze this information to improve your browsing experience and provide it to external contractors. However, Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Google Analytics (Google LLC)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States.

Please review Google’s Privacy Policy on www.google.com

Managing contacts and sending messages

This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User. These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group LLC)

Mailchimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC.

Personal Data collected: address; company name; Cookies; country; email address; first name; last name; phone number; profession; organization; Usage Data; various other types of Data.

Place of processing: United States

Please review Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy on www.mailchimp.com

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Website. The interaction and information obtained through this Website are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it. It is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on this Website is not being connected back to the User’s profile.

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States

Please review Twitter’s Privacy Policy on www.twitter.com

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States

Please review Facebook’s Privacy Policy on www.facebook.com

YouTube social widgets (YouTube, LLC)

The YouTube social widgets are services allowing interaction with the YouTube video sharing platform provided by YouTube, LLC, subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States

Please review YouTube’s Privacy Policy on www.google.com

 

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User's consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

 

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this Policy. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

 

Additional information about Data collection and processing

 

Legal action

The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website or the related Services. The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Website may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Website (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within this Website and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. 

Links To External Sites

Our Website may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon’s sole discretion. Elias Moukheiber Institute for Lebanon encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Last modification: 19 April 2019

Last revision: 19 April 2019