This Cookie Policy aims at explaining the measures we take in respect to your browsing on our website (the “Website”). Specifically, it informs you of all the cookies present on our Website, their purpose (part I.) and the steps you can take to configure them (part II.)


1. General information about cookies present on our Website


As the publisher of this Website, Change Lebanon uses cookies in order to guarantee optimal and smooth browsing on our Website.

“Cookies” are small text files that are saved to the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, mobile, etc). They are limited in size and enable us to recognize your computer, tablet or mobile phone in order to customize the services we offer you and ensure the Website functions correctly.

The information collected via cookies does not in any way identify you in name. It is only used for our own needs to improve our Website’s interactivity and performance and to send you content adapted to your interest. None of this information is communicated to any third parties except when Change Lebanon has obtained your prior consent or when the disclosure of such information is required by law, or ordered by a court or any other competent administrative or judicial authority.
To provide further clarification about the information that cookies identify, you will find a table below listing the various types of cookies that may be used on the Change Lebanon website, as well as their name, their purpose and their storage period.

2. Configuring your cookies settings 


You may accept or refuse cookies at any time.
When you first connect to the Website, a banner at the bottom of the screen briefly presents information about the storage of exempted cookies and allows you to notify your acceptance of non-session cookies. Please note that for the time being, Change Lebanon does not use cookies which require user’s consent.

The agreement given by the user is only valid for a maximum period of thirteen (13) months from the first deposit in his or her terminal.

a. Cookies exempt from consent 

In accordance with the applicable regulation, your prior consent is not required for certain cookies insofar as they are strictly necessary for the Website functioning or solely aim to enable or facilitate electronic communication (exempted cookies). In particular, these are session identifiers, authentication and load balancing session cookies as well as cookies for customizing your interface.


Please find below a list of the exempted cookies we may insert on your terminal:



Cookie Name




2 years

Used to distinguish users.


24 hours

Used to distinguish users.


2 years

Used to persist session state.


2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.


30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.


6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


13 months

Stores the current language.


13 months

Stores the current WordPress administration area language.


13 months

– Stores the redirected language.


b. Cookies requiring your prior consent 

At this stage, Change Lebanon does not use any cookies which would require your prior consent.



c. You have various cookie setting tools 

Most web browsers are configured by default so that the saving of cookies is authorized. Your browser allows you to change these standard settings so that all cookies are systematically rejected or so that only some cookies are accepted or refused depending on their issuer.

If you activate a “Do Not Track”-type option in your browser, no information about you will be collected to establish your profile and neither you nor your device will be tracked.

PLEASE NOTE: We draw your attention to the fact that refusing the placement of cookies on your device may nonetheless alter your user experience and your access to certain services or functions of this Website. Where applicable, Change Lebanon disclaims all liability for any consequences on your browsing conditions of your choice to deny, delete or block the cookies necessary for the Website to function. Such consequences shall not constitute a loss and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in this regard.
In your browser, you may also delete the cookies already on your device or be informed when new cookies are liable to be placed on it. 
Below you will find the various tools available to you to adjust the settings concerning cookies placed on your device.

d. Your Web browser settings 

Each Web browser has its own cookie management settings. To find out how to change your cookie settings, you will find links below to the necessary help page in order to access the relevant menu in your browser:
– Chrome:
– Firefox:
– Internet Explorer:
– Opera:
– Safari:
For further information about cookie management tools, you may consult the CNIL website at:


This privacy policy defines and informs you of how Change Lebanon uses and protects the information you send, where applicable, when you use this website accessible at the following URL:  (the “Website”).

Please note that this privacy policy may be changed at any time by Change Lebanon, particularly in order to comply with any legislative, regulatory, case-law or technological development. In this case, the date of its update will be clearly identified at the top of this policy. Any changes shall be binding upon the User as soon as they are published online. The User should therefore consult this privacy policy on a regular basis in order to be informed of any changes. 

This privacy policy informs you of your rights concerning the personal information and data held by Change Lebanon.





The data controller is Change Lebanon, a French association, whose registered office is located 2, quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris. Change Lebanon may be reached by e-mail at


The competent supervisory authority of Change Lebanon is the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés, the French data protection authority.





Change Lebanon processes Personal Data via the Website for the following purposes (hereinafter the “Purposes”):

  1. for the purpose of providing you with the information or services you have requested (particularly sending the Newsletter, correspondence by email, sending information…);
  2. for the purpose of collecting information with a view to improving our Website and our products and services (particularly via cookies, see Cookies Policy);
  3. in order to contact you about different events concerning Change Lebanon.

The information required by Change Lebanon for the above purposes is marked with an asterisk (*) on the relevant pages of the Website. If you fail to complete the required fields marked with an asterisk (*), your access to all or part of the services and functions of the Website could be blocked, and your requests may not be processed. The other fields are optional and are designed to improve the quality of the service proposed on the Website.

The other information is optional but will allow us to get to know you better and to improve the information proposed to you. Change Lebanon collects the following main pieces of information: your full name, postal address, email address and telephone number.


The legal basis for the processing your personal data is Change Lebanon’s legitimate interest to communicate with donors and people interested in its projects, as well as increase the public’s information concerning its activities and to improve its website.




Your personal data will only be communicated to Change Lebanon employees on a need-to-know basis. The hosting service provider of Change Lebanon, IONOS, 7 place de la Gare, 57200 Sarreguemines, France, can also access your personal data, for maintenance purposes, as well as some of Change Lebanon’s data processors, all of which are bound by confidentiality obligations in accordance with provisions of Article 28 (3) of the GDPR.  Neither Change Lebanon nor any of its processors will sell the personal data collected from this Website to third parties.




Your personal data will generally be actively kept by Change Lebanon for a maximum duration of 3 years, except for data collected through cookies which are kept for a shorter period (see our Cookies Policy). Upon the term of the above-mentioned period, the data may be archived separately (with restricted access rights) for an additional period of two (2) years to ensure the conservation, exercise and defense of our rights in court, as appropriate.




You have the following rights concerning your personal data, which you can exercise by contacting us (see Article 1).


5.1. Right of access and communication of the data

You may access your personal data, in accordance with your rights under GDPR.

Change Lebanon reserves the right, if appropriate, to request identification from data subjects who request access to their data and to object to data requests that are manifestly abusive (because of their high number or their repetitive or systematic nature).


5.2. Right of rectification and erasure of data and right of limitation of data processing

You have the right to obtain, at the earliest convenience, the rectification of your personal data that may be inaccurate.

You also have the right to obtain the erasure of your data if they are not necessary with respect to the purpose for which Change Lebanon had collected them, if you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for the data processing, if the data has been subject to an illicit processing or if the data must be erased in order to respect a legal obligation to which Change Lebanon is subject.

Please note that the exercise of this right is made without prejudice of Change Lebanon’s right to continue to process the data if such data processing is necessary for the assertion, the exercise or the defense of legal rights in court or to the respect of its legal obligations.

You have the right to request the limitation of the processing of your data by Change Lebanon if:

  1. You contest the accuracy of the data processed by Change Lebanon, for a time period which allows Change Lebanon to verify this accuracy,
  2. The data processing is illicit but you object to the erasure of the data,
  3. Change Lebanon no longer needs these data for the purpose of their processing but they are necessary to you for the recognition, the exercise or the defense of your legal rights in court.


5.3. Right to data portability

If your personal data was collected on the basis of your consent or on the basis of its necessity to the performance of Change Lebanon’s obligations under a contract with you, you may have a right to the portability of your data, i.e. a right to obtain that your personal data processed by Change Lebanon be transmitted to you or another data controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. To exercise this right, please contact us as indicated above.


5.4. Right of opposition and withdrawal of consent

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data for legitimate reasons.

You also have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data by Change Lebanon when consent is the legal basis of the processing of your data. Withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to the withdrawal, nor the right of Change Lebanon to retain the data to ensure the preservation, defense and exercise of its rights in court.


5.5. Right to set guidelines of the fate of your data after your death

The above-mentioned rights will expire upon the death of the data subject. You can set guidelines concerning the retention, deletion and communication of your data after your death.

These guidelines are general if they concern all your personal data and are registered with a trusted digital third party certified by the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés. They are specific if they are registered directly with Change and concern only the data processed by Change Lebanon.

These guidelines can be changed or revoked at any time.

In the absence of instructions, the heirs of the deceased may exercise the above-mentioned rights to the extent necessary for the organization and settlement of the estate and the processing of the death by Change Lebanon.


5.6. Response times

Change Lebanon undertakes to respond to your request for access, rectification or opposition or any other additional request for information within a reasonable period of time, which may not exceed 1 month from receipt of your request.





Change Lebanon does not transfer any personal data of Users outside the European Union.





If you consider that Change Lebanon does not comply with its obligations with regards to your personal information, you can address a complaint or a request to the competent authority. In France, the competent authority is the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (the French data protection authority), to which you can send a request electronically by clicking on the following link:





Change Lebanon will process user data confidentially at all times, in accordance with applicable regulations, taking necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee the security of your data and prevent unauthorized changes, loss, processing or access, in view of the state of technology, the nature of the data stored and risks to which they are exposed.