Privacy Policy

Effective date: September 22, 2018

The Beirut Center of Photography (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website in English, Arabic and French (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of use.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected
Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country
  • Cookies and Usage Data  (read below)

Directory data

Our MENA photographer’s directory contains personal identifiable information provided to us by photographers willing to be listed in the directory. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: first and last name, email address, phone number, social media accounts, address, website URL, biography, picture.

Donor information

Donors credit card data and bank account information are collected directly and kept by our secure payment gateway provider 2checkout. The Beirut Center of Photography does not have access to donors credit card and bank account information.

The Beirut Center of Photography collects personally identifiable information other than credit card and bank account data submitted by donors on our donate form. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: first and last name, company name, email address, donation dates and amounts.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service. Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer.

We may use cookies to:

  • Record website usage data
  • Identify whether you are signed into our website
  • Test content on our website
  • Recognise when you return to our website

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Use of Data

The personal data provided to us on a voluntary basis by photographers willing to be listed in our MENA photographer’s directory will be publicly displayed in the directory on our website and stored in our database. The data canbe removed from our website and deleted from our database at any time upon request.

The personal data provided to us by donors through our online donate form will be kept by the Beirut Center of Photography for internal accounting and statistical purposes. The data can be removed from our website and deleted from our database at any time upon request.

Beirut Center of Photography uses other user collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To send you emails about news, events, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
  • To provide user care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

These data can be transferred to, or collected directly by, our service providers listed below in order to facilitate and improve our Service. We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Lebanon and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Lebanon and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Beirut Center of Photography will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data
Legal Requirements

Beirut Center of Photography may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Beirut Center of Photography
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability 

Security Of Data

The security of your data 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 Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf:

Mailing lists

  • Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), manages email subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Read their privacy policy here:


  • Google Analytics : Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:


We may use third-party Service Providers to fight against spammers and hackers.

Akismet anti-spam service: Through Akismet, we collect information about visitors who comment on our Site. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address and the comment itself. For more information on the privacy practices of Akismet, please read Akismet’s terms of service:

Wordfence: Wordfence protects our site against attackers. For more information on the privacy practices of Wordfence, please visit the Wordfence data protection web page:


2checkout: Donors credit card data and bank account information are collected directly and kept by our secure payment gateway provider 2checkout. For more information on the privacy practices of 2checkout, please visit the 2checkout Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other 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 strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy 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 or services.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

You can contact us to ask us what data we hold about you, who has access to it and how it is being used. We will also delete any data about you that we hold if you ask us to.