Legal Disclaimer and Privacy

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We are committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This policy includes the following
• Arab West Foundation (AWF)
• Arab West Report (AWR)
It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations. We may be linked to (or mentioned on) their websites, but they may have different privacy policies.
Opt-in and Opt-out to AWF Lists, Subscriptions and Publications
However, if you have opted-in to ongoing e-mail communications, we may share your details with AWF affiliated partners for the purpose of communicating information to you by email about activities relevant to you. In all cases our e-mails to you (and those of our partners) will give you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of further e-correspondence.
"What types of information do we collect and store?"
The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the websites. You can access most of our pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our sites are hosted externally, which means that the servers are managed and maintained by the host providers, from whom we have reciprocal agreements with regard to privacy of user information.
Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the websites. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example about when our websites are accessed, the pages which refer visitors to our sites, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages are viewed. These statistics help us understand how our sites are used and provide us with valuable information for improving our sites in the future.
We do not collect personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on our sites unless you choose to provide it, for example by participating in an online survey or questionnaire, signing up to a newsletter, applying for membership to access our data archives or applying for a job online. These personal details are kept confidential and are stored securely only for as long as they are required for the purpose for which they were given. The information you provide will not be sold or rented nor will it be shared with third parties unless we have your permission or under the following circumstances:
1. On-line surveys / actions: if you take part in an on-line action such as a survey and express your willingness to receive further information, we may share your contact details with AWF affiliated partners. They may then send you information about their particular activities.
2. Payment Processing: If you have made a payment or a donation, your information is not entered into our database unless you are subscribing to an e-service. Your e-mail address and other personal data will be retained by AWF in a secure environment, and will only be used in association with the ongoing support of your account, or if you have opted to receive additional communications. AWF does not pass this information on to third parties in any form, under any circumstances.
3. E-mail lists: if you join any of our e-mail lists you will automatically receive information from us via e-mail. Your e-mail address and other personal information will be retained by AWF or its affiliated partners and its service providers in a secure environment, and will only be used to send you email updates, facilitate your participation in online advocacy actions, and/or send your "Tell a Friend" email, depending on the options you choose when you use the site.
Use of cookies
A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Cookies are rarely used on AWF websites. Where used, they control the behavior of automatic pop-up windows to ensure that such windows do not pop up every time you visit the relevant page. Instead, once you have visited a page which contains an automatic pop-up window, a cookie may be deposited on your computer to ensure when you next visit the page the pop up window does not appear.
Cookies are not used by AWF or affiliated partners to monitor you or your movements across the website. To control how cookies are used on your computer please read the help information supplied with your internet browser software.
Web Content
All information provided in official Arab West Foundation Web sites is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the Arab West Foundation and any person or entity unless otherwise specified.
Information on official Arab West Foundation web sites is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the Arab West Foundation makes no guarantees of any kind.
The Arab West Foundation web site may contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external to the Arab West Foundation.
Very effort is made to encourage generally accepted standards of good 'netiquette.' The Arab West Foundation does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered in texts placed online. In no event shall the Arab West Foundation be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Our website has been fully revised per July 1, 2015. No rights can be taken from the texts on the older web pages.
Copyright, Usage & Distribution
Although you can copy any part of this web site to your own computer for your personal use, you may not copy or incorporate any of the material including any artwork, trademarks or logos available on the web site into any other work or use the material in any other public or commercial manner. That means you may not post or redistribute any portion of our web site.
Arab West Foundation retains full and complete title to any content on this site or the other sites listed above, including images, documents, downloadable documents and software. You must not copy, modify, reproduce, upload, transmit, distribute, reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to another form.
Any links to external Web sites and/or non-Arab West Foundation information provided on AWF pages or returned from AWF Web search engines are provided as a courtesy.
The Arab West Foundation does not control, monitor or guarantee the information contained in these sites or information contained in links to other external web sites and the presence of such links should not be construed as an endorsement by the Arab West Foundation of the content or views of the linked materials.
If you want to link to our site, that's fine, but please don't use our materials, including artwork, trademarks and logos on your own site, unless we have explicitly allowed you to do so.
Language & Transliteration
Our translators, researchers and editors have taken the very best care to deliver high quality products and texts for your use. Texts have been reviewed / edited and information has been researched and checked as much as practically possible. However, AWF does not guarantee that there are no mistakes in Arabic translations or texts used on or in its websites or other media. Furthermore AWF explicitly refutes any and all responsibility arising from errors of translation, context or fact in any article produced or disseminated by AWF or affiliated partners, or any costs or legal action arising there from.
The transliteration of Arabic names in English frequently gives rise to some confusion, misinterpretation and differences in pronunciation, due to the lack of a standardized system. We have attempted to standardize names as much as possible according to a simplified fusha system developed in 2004.
Please inform us if you see mistakes in our translated articles, or indeed if you have evidence that would verify (confirm or deny) any facts contained in our websites or articles. In either case please contact us by email at