Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

Introduction

This page contains the Privacy Policy for https://www.lebanesearabicinstitute.com (“the Site”), a website operated by the Lebanese Arabic Institute (“us”, “we”, or “our”). On this page, we explain the type of information that we collect through this Site, the reason for its collection, and the ways in which it is used. Please read this page carefully. By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

The Lebanese Arabic Institute is a Limited Liability Company registered in Lebanon with the Ministry of Justice, Commercial Register, under the company number 1021247/CR.  This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of Lebanon.

Cookies

Cookies are files storing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer from websites you visit. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and enables it to be identified the next time you visit the website. Cookies can be used for a number of reasons, including to remember a user’s page preferences, to advertise products based on a user’s location, and to collect information on online traffic. They do not contain personally identifiable information.

It is possible to adjust your browser settings in order to block cookies. For example, in Firefox, you can control your settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”. In Internet Explorer, click “Tools”, “Internet Options” and “Privacy”. In Chrome, click the “Customize and Control” menu, then “Settings”, “Show advanced settings”, “Content settings”, and then go to the “Cookies” heading. By blocking cookies, however, you may not be able to take full advantage of certain features on some websites. For further information on blocking and deleting cookies, you might want to visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Our website makes use of a third-party service called Google Analytics in order to analyze how visitors use our Site. We use Google Analytics data in order to better understand our visitors and to improve our website as well as our products and services. The data collected does not contain personally identifiable information. We have also activated the IP anonymization feature in Google Analytics. Information about how Google uses cookies to collect and analyze data can be accessed at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. If you do not want Google Analytics to collect your data, you may install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Our website also makes use of embedded content from various third-party services, including the web mapping service Google Maps, the video hosting services Daily Motion and YouTube (owned by Google), and Facebook posts. The companies owning these services may set cookies on pages containing their embedded content. We have no control over these cookies nor over the use to which these companies may put any information they collect.

Daily Motion’s Privacy Policy
Facebook’s Privacy Policy
Google’s privacy policy

Personal Information we collect

You may freely visit our website without providing personal information. We request a limited amount of personal information only from those visitors who choose to interact with us by, for example, purchasing or requesting a product or service, emailing us a question, or leaving a comment. Information we collect may include, without limitation, your name, email address and telephone number. The purpose of collecting this information is to fulfill your request for a product or service, to improve the quality of our services, and to be able to contact you. Information supplied through a contact form is forwarded to our email address and a backup is stored on our web server for a period of twelve months.

We will not send you unsolicited emails. We do not sell, rent, or share any of your personal information with any third party. We do not disclose personal information unless required to do so by law.

Comments

We offer visitors to our website the opportunity to leave comments on selected posts. Should you choose to leave a comment, you should be aware that we collect the data shown on the comment form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string in order to help with spam detection. When you submit a comment and it has been approved, your screen name, any image or photo you may choose to upload, as well as the information you provided in your comment, is publicly viewable. We cannot be held responsible for any information you may disclose in your comment. If you leave a comment and subsequently wish to have it removed for any reason, you may request this action by contacting us in writing and we will fulfill your request promptly.

Testimonials

We welcome feedback from our clients and we keep all such communications confidential by default. At times we may post testimonials from our clients along with personal information such as name and professional affiliation. This is only done with their prior written consent. If you provide us with a testimonial and subsequently wish to have it removed for any reason, you may request this action by contacting us in writing and we will fulfill your request promptly.

Changes

We reserve the right to update or change the Privacy Policy governing this site at any time. Any significant changes will be highlighted on the front page. However, it is your responsibility to check this page regularly in order to keep yourself informed of any changes. The date of the most recent update is noted at the top of this page. By continuing to use this website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and any subsequent changes.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us.