Privacy Policy

Last updated January 26, 2024

Visualizing Palestine (VP) is committed to safeguarding your privacy rights and ensuring that your personal data is protected. 

This Privacy Policy sets out how and why we obtain, use and protect personal information. 

What is personal information?

Visualizing Palestine defines personal information as any details that may render a person identifiable. Examples of personal information include but are not limited to: name, email, phone number, address, city, educational history, credit card information, contribution history, Membership status, and profession. 

When does VP collect personal information?

The type and amount of personal information VP requests of its users depends on the specific activity users choose to engage in on our various platforms. 

You share your personal information with Visualizing Palestine when you sign up for our newsletter, make a one-time donation, become a member with a recurring donation, register for an event, download visuals, follow us on social media, or through other online and in-person interactions. In these cases, we often ask for your name, address, email, phone number, and payment details (if you are making a donation).

In all of the above cases, VP avoids requesting extra or unnecessary personal information related to gender, sex, age, ethnicity, and so on that does not relate to the activity purpose.

We use this information to:

  • Process your donations
  • Contact you with announcements and information about and related to our publications and events
  • Fundraising activities
  • Administer supporter and subscriber records
  • Track open and click-through rates of our email announcements
  • Other reasonable purposes directly connected to your relationship with Visualizing Palestine

If we need to provide details to trusted service providers to undertake services on behalf of VP (for example, with the bank that processes your donations), this is done under contract, in compliance with strict Data Protection requirements.

For some activities, VP uses third party services such as Gmail, Google Drive, Dropbox, Bloomerang, and Basecamp. Your personal information may be present on these third party softwares in some cases, and are therefore subject to their privacy policies. VP considers the privacy implications of using these products, and does its best to adopt tools that both serve its needs and protect user privacy. 

We will never sell your information to anyone. We do not share, trade, or sell email addresses with other companies or partners or use or disclose your information without your consent, except as required by law.

Website visitors

In accordance with common practices, VP collects non-personally-identifying information on its website traffic. We may use third party services, such as Google Analytics, for this purpose. Information collected includes browser type, language preference, referring site, date, and time of visitor activity on the website. We may use this data externally in our reports about our audience, or internally to assess our websites’ performance. 


As is the case with other websites, Visualizing Palestine uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on a computer’s hard drive to anonymously track the type of content and sites to which users link, the length of time they spend on any particular site, and the Visualizing Palestine services they use. Cookies also help us diagnose problems with our server. We never (and cannot) track any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site through Cookies.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

How we keep your information secure:

We work with our website manager and database system manager to ensure that we have up-to-date security features in place to protect your data.

International Privacy:

Visualizing Palestine’s servers are based in the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the US, please be aware that you are sending information to the US. The United States may not have the same data protection laws as where you are located; however, our collection, storage and use of your personal data will at all times be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Changing your stored information and contact preferences:

You can contact us at any time via email to change or update your details. You can opt-out of email tracking or unsubscribe from receiving emails from us at any time, by emailing [email protected] or using the unsubscribe function in any email received, respectively.

How long we keep your information:

We keep your personal information when we have an ongoing legitimate or lawful need to do so. When we no longer have a legitimate or lawful need to keep your personal information, we will delete it. For further information please contact [email protected] 

Access requests

At your request we will give you all details of personal information held about you by Visualizing Palestine, once you have verified your identity.

For any requests related to your personal information, you can reach us: [email protected]

Creative Commons 

All Visualizing Palestine materials are distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, which means they are free to use/print for awareness-raising, educational, and advocacy purposes, as long as:

– We are credited

– The visuals are not modified in any way

– The visuals are not used for commercial purposes

Contacting Visualizing Palestine 

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected] 

Visualizing Palestine reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the Privacy Statement that is currently in effect may be deemed effective.