This privacy notice (“Notice”) describes how Alsama Project (“Alsama”, “we”) collects, uses, shares, and stores personal information of users (“you”) of this (the “Site”), including personal information you provide when you donate, subscribe or volunteer with us.

Company name: Alsama Project UK.

Address: Fifth Floor, 30-31 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1JQ


What Personal Information Do We Collect About You?

We collect personal information about you in a number of ways.

Information You Give Us: When you donate, subscribe or purchase something from Alsama Project, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, postal address and email address. We do not collect and store your bank details.

Information Automatically Collected: When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. We use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. For more information, please see the section entitled “How Do We Use Cookies?” below.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide our services to you
  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • To communicate with you
  • To improve and optimise your platform
  • To maintain and enhance the security of our Site and for fraud prevention
  • Any other purposes that may arise from time to time and for which we will obtain your specific consent

We undertake these processing activities as necessary to achieve our legitimate interests or comply with applicable laws. When relying on legitimate interests we make sure we consider and balance any potential impacts on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by any adverse impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by applicable law).

Additionally we may also rely for a given purpose on your specific or informed consent. Where we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the by contacting us at (though this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing undertaken before your withdrawal).

How Do We Share Personal Information?

We may disclose your personal information under the following circumstances:

Affiliates: We may disclose your personal information to our sister organisation in Lebanon for purposes consistent with this Notice.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement; Protection and Safety: We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.

Professional Advisors, Partners and Service Providers. We may share information with those who need your information to perform their work or services for us or on our behalf. In particular:

  • We use a third party payment processor, Stripe, a (WooCommerce plug-in) to process payments/donations made to us. In connection with the processing of such payments/donations, we do not retain any personally identifiable information or any financial information such as credit card numbers. Rather, all such information is provided directly to our Stripe, whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policy. You can see their privacy policy here.

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways (Stripe, PayPal etc.) and other payment/donations transaction processors, have their own privacy policies. We recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand how they will use your personal information.

Once you leave our website, click on links, or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Notice or our website’s Terms of Service. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Do We Transfer Your Personal information internationally?

Our operations are largely based in Lebanon, where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. In the event that we transfer your personal data to Lebanon or other third countries, we will take steps that are reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Notice, as well as applicable data protection laws.

Please contact us at if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of Europe.

How Is Your Personal Information Secured And Retained?

We retain information we collect as long as it is necessary and relevant to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy and to the extent permitted by applicable legal requirements.

We employ appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Site.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted and processed by Stripe. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and other industry accepted standards.

What Are Your Rights?

To the extent applicable under data protection or privacy laws of your jurisdiction, you may have specific rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you and how that personal information is processed by Alsama.

  • Opt-out- Stop sending you direct marketing communications which you have previously consented to receive. We may continue to send you other non-marketing communications.
  • Access- Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
  • Correct- Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
  • Delete- Delete your personal information.
  • Transfer- Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
  • Restrict- Restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • Object- Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basic of our processing of our personal information the impacts your rights.

You can submit these requests by email We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions.

If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us at or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction.

How Do We Use Cookies?

Like most websites, we use cookies on the Site.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that can be downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies enable us to analyze how the Site is used and to monitor Site performance, so we can create the best user experience. We may also use cookies to personalize language settings and to provide social media features.

The table below outlines the cookies that we use:

You can block or disable cookies on your device at any time by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. You can also delete the cookies that are stored on your device. However, blocking, disabling, or deleting cookies may limit your ability to view all the pages of the Site or use online services that require registration.

You can find more information about cookies at and

When Will We Update This Notice?

We reserve the right to alter this Notice at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately when they are posted on this page. If we make changes to this Notice, we will update the “Last Updated” date below.

How Can You Contact Us?

If you would like to exercise your rights under applicable data protection laws, register a complaint, or just want more information contact us at

Last Updated: 30 March, 2022

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