Privacy Policy Sounds of Palestine

Sounds of Palestine is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by individuals. We manage your personal information according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and process your personal data.


Sounds of Palestine means the Program Sounds of Palestine, implemented by Katharina-Werk Sounds of Palestine, a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland.
Sounds of Palestine Website means and any other website operated by Sounds of Palestine which states that this Privacy Policy applies to that website.


The Sounds of Palestine Websites, including all information and materials contained on them, are managed by Katharina-Werk Sounds of Palestine.
For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us using the details below.
Sounds of Palestine is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the Sounds of Palestine Websites. The Sounds of Palestine Websites may be linked to the websites/applications of such other parties, but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.


By using any Sounds of Palestine Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Sounds of Palestine may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Sounds of Palestine Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

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 Sounds of Palestine Websites. You can access most of the pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Sounds of Palestine Websites which provide valuable information for improving it in the future. Our web servers, social media accounts and Google Analytics account collect anonymous user data which provides valuable information for marketing and fundraising purposes.
We do not collect personal information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the Sounds of Palestine Websites unless you choose to provide it. For example, where you express an interest in donating to Sounds of Palestine or subscribe to our email newsletter. If you apply for a job or volunteer role at Sounds of Palestine we will collect information so that we can process your application and assess your suitability for the role.

How do we use information collected?

Your personal information will be kept confidential and will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted, or as otherwise explained on the Sounds of Palestine Website, or as necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations. For example, personal information submitted for the purposes of making a donation will be used to process that donation and personal information submitted with an expression of interest in receiving the Sounds of Palestine newsletter will be used to provide you with information about Sounds of Palestine.


We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up-to-date, and that we only keep it for as long as is reasonable and necessary. However, the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to the Sounds of Palestine Websites.

Sharing of your personal information

The information you provide will not be sold or rented nor will it be shared with third parties unless we have your permission, or are required to disclose the information by law or in the following circumstances:
1. Hosting and processing: The Sounds of Palestine Websites are hosted by third party service providers and therefore any personal details you submit through the Sounds of Palestine Website may be processed by that third party service provider. We may also use other third parties to process your personal details. For example, such third parties may process your personal information to process donations to Sounds of Palestine on our behalf or process and forward mailing information for users sign up to our online actions and/or choose to subscribe to our email updates.
2. Payment processing and fraud: Where submitted, your card details may be disclosed to banks or relevant financial institutions to arrange payments. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, your details may be further disclosed for the sole purpose of performing further checks (for example, disclosure to a credit checking agency).
3. Newsletter subscriptions: We use MailChimp as our information automation platform. By subscribing to our English newsletter, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time through the unsubscribe link provided in our newsletters or by emailing
The information stored with service providers as mentioned above is subject to their respective Privacy Policies and Terms. The disclosure of your personal information discussed above may involve transfer of that information outside of the European Union. The transfer of your personal information outside of the European Union is subject to equal or equivalent protection under the GDPR and other applicable law.

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.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can set your internet browser to do so – click on the following link for more information:
We use Google Analytics in order to anonymously track usage of our website. For more information please visit
We use ShareThis to facilitate the ease of sharing news items. For more information please visit

Access to your personal information

You may have rights of access to personal information that we hold about you, to correct that information or, in some circumstances, to object to our processing of your information and the right to be forgotten, under data privacy law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact:
Katharina-Werk Sounds of Palestine
Neubadstrasse 95
4054 Basel
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