As of 25 May 2018

CIHRS collects and processes personal data provided by you and may obtain information identifying you, including email addresses, for the purpose of communicating with you. This Privacy Policy explains what that information is and how we use it.  CIHRS is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities, including under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  1. Copyright notice

The copyright of content on the CIHRS website is held by CIHRS. All printing and publication rights are reserved. This report may be redistributed with attribution for non-profit purposes under a Creative Commons license.

  1. Data protection notice

CIHRS understands that having your data stored in a secure manner is a right.

CIHRS stores personal data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorised use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification.

Access to personal data shall be limited to internal CIHRS use.

CIHRS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. CIHRS takes all reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. Although we make good faith efforts to store information we collect securely, we cannot guarantee the integrity and security of our network and systems, nor that our security measures will prevent third-party hackers from illegally obtaining this information.

We only process data that you choose to transmit to us and for which you explicitly consent to CIHRS’ processing.


Through our website, you can fill out a contact form. The following personal data will be requested:

  • Sender Name
  • First Name
  • E-mail
  • Organization
  • Newsletter preferences

You have the opportunity to write a message related to your contact request. We recommend that you remain concise in your message and do not provide us with any personal information.

CIHRS considers that in respect to the following categories, it is within the legitimate interest of CIHRS or those in the following categories to store and process their data in order to work together in promoting and defending human rights and democracy in the MENA region:

  • United Nations and European Union experts;
  • Regional human rights experts;
  • Government representatives;
  • Civil society representatives and human rights defenders; and
  • Media representatives.



You can also choose to receive our newsletter by ticking the option provided for this purpose. You will then receive a request for consent by email, which will clearly indicate the purposes of processing your personal data that you can accept or refuse selectively.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter and do not wish to receive it anymore, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter. By doing so, you will receive an automatic confirmation that your subscription has been cancelled and your data will be automatically deleted from the file provided for this purpose.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data, please contact us directly.

It is CIHRS policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.


We process your data only in order to best meet your expectations. By collecting some of your personal data, two purposes stand out:

  1. Operational purposes
    1. Respond to requests for contacts or information
    2. Enroll participants in trainings and events
  2. Marketing purposes
    1. Sending newsletters
    2. Sending alerts and press releases.


  1. Protection of Specific Personally-Identifying Information 
  2. Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small text file passed to your computer, mobile phone or other device, through your web browser, so the website remembers who you are when you return.

Our site uses plugins and cookies that may automatically record information. Their use aims to make the use of the site more pleasant by improving its ergonomics from the data collected.

This data can also be used in particular for statistical measurement purposes, analysis of internet user behaviours and anonymised geolocation in order to personalise our offer and message to our users.

When you browse our site, the computer you use will interact with a server that provides all the requested resources by automatically saving each operation to a specific file in which the computer used is identified by its IP address. This is how the browser that you use gives us some standard data, including the browser used and its features, the operating system of the computer, tablet or smartphone used. Cookies may also be used by some parts of the site where we utilise third-party services – such as YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter – from which you have logged into our website. These cookies are managed by these external sites, and no personal data is shared between CIHRS and its partners.

This data and in particular the IP address of the computer, tablet or smartphone used do not allow us to identify you by name.

CIHRS uses Google Analytics to track how its website is used. Google Analytics uses cookies to help gather statistics on how people use websites. For example, which country the user is from, and which pages are visited while on the website. We use this information to look at how our website is being used so we can assess how well it is working and make decisions about how to improve it.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer, you can easily change your web browser to refuse them, or to alert you when you get a new cookie. You need to refer to your internet browser’s instructions by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu. Refusing cookies, however, can restrict your use of websites.

  1. Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, CIHRS shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms.



The EU General Data Protection Regulation grant the following rights to the data subjects.

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.


Contacting us about privacy concerns

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Content. Contact us at: mail to: [email protected]  


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