Greenpeace believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online. This policy sets out how Greenpeace MENA uses and protects any information that you give Greenpeace MENA when you visit this website


This Greenpeace MENA website (referred to as ‘website’) is managed by Stichting Greenpeace MENA a foundation registered in the Netherlands under registration number: 72184981 (referred to as ‘we’) operating across countries in the Middle East & North Africa.

Stichting Greenpeace MENA is considered the ‘data controller’ within the meaning of the applicable data protection legislation. This policy is written in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

This policy applies to all pages hosted on this site and other services Greenpeace MENA runs. It does not apply to other registered Greenpeace organisations around the world or other organisations we may direct you to whose privacy policies may differ. You can find the privacy policy of each Greenpeace website by clicking on “Privacy Statement” or “Privacy Policy” in the local language in the footer of their homepage.

By submitting your data to Greenpeace MENA, you are accepting this privacy policy and authorise Greenpeace MENA to collect, store and process your information in the ways explained.

We show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from Facebook, Google, and Twitter on our website to enable you to easily share Greenpeace campaigns and news with friends. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behavior on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-on like “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to disable them.

We also gather information automatically about website visitors to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. We use Google Analytics to gather this data and analyze it. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

1.How your data is collected

1.1 Who collects your data

Greenpeace MENA is responsible for all collection of your data for Greenpeace MENA. We may ask you to provide your name and contact details when posting a comment, signing a petition, or making a donation on our website. We may also maintain records with details of individuals who contact us for (further) information or for help, but only in case we need to contact them later on or provide further information to them in the future.

By providing your e-mail address, you can also subscribe to our mailing list in order to receive updates by email.

In many cases, such as our website or our helpline, this will be done directly by Greenpeace MENA. However, in some circumstances they may be collected on behalf of Greenpeace MENA by third parties who have been employed by Greenpeace MENA. When your data is collected by a third party in this way, those third parties are legally bound to process your data only for the purposes explicitly set out by Greenpeace MENA.

Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services. For example, if choosing to register for an activity using a ‘Sign up with Facebook’ link, Facebook may share information such as your name and email address with us. We also show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from Facebook, Google, and Twitter on our website to enable you to easily share Greenpeace campaigns and news with friends. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-on like “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to disable them.

1.2 What data Greenpeace collects

In most circumstances, Greenpeace MENA will only ask for your name and contact details (plus payment details if you are joining or donating). Sometimes, we may ask for additional information where it may either help us in our campaigns or help us keep our communications relevant to you.

Greenpeace MENA will also collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of our website services as well its security.

We may occasionally supplement your data with other publicly and commercially available information where it meets GDPR standards.

This may include information such as the characteristics of your local area to inform campaigning and requests for support, or on rare occasions, information such as company directorships, estimations of your wealth or potential interest in legacy giving, to ensure our communications are relevant. We may store relevant information about you that you voluntarily share with us.

We will only collect sensitive personal data where absolutely necessary and with your explicit consent. All data collected by Greenpeace MENA will be retained only for an appropriate length of time, defined by our legal requirements and operational needs, and will be securely archived or deleted after this time.

1.3 Cookies

Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer (or your mobile phone) from websites that you visit. Cookies contain information that allows websites to recognise that you have used the site before.

We use cookies, like most websites, to help us provide you with the best experience when you visit our site. Some cookies are crucial to the smooth running of our website – for example our donation pages rely on them. Other cookies allow us to understand (by using tools like Google Analytics) how visitors are interacting with our website, so that we can improve it.

We also use cookies to ensure that any investments we make in online advertising are as cost-effective as possible, by tracking how well individual adverts perform. These cookies are issued by third party service providers that we have assessed as secure. From time to time, we will display adverts on other websites to people who have visited our website before, and the technology behind these adverts is also based on cookies. These cookies, as with all others we use, do not contain information that can personally identify you.

This website also uses Google Analytics Advertising Features to enable us to better understand the interests of our audience and to tailor our communications be more relevant to you. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

You may see Greenpeace listed in locations such as in search results or on the Google Display Network.

If you do not wish to see these adverts, you can:

All browsers allow you to control which cookies you accept and which you delete. You will usually find these settings under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu of your browser. For more information about cookies, please see

2.How your data is kept secure

2.1 What Greenpeace does to keep your data secure

Greenpeace MENA uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers, to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We make every effort to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

In addition, we always use a secure connection when collecting personal financial information from you and conform to PCI standards. All forms which request credit card or bank details use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encryption. Most web browsers (e.g. Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, etc.) support SSL. The link between your web browser and the server is secure if your web browser displays a small padlock or key symbol somewhere in the frame, or the address bar shows a web address beginning https:// (rather than http://)

2.2 Who has access to your data

We will never sell your data to any other organisation. We  also never share or swap your data with another organisation unless we have made it obvious up front (e.g. for the purpose of handing in a petition to the government). For example, if you petition someone using our website – for example a government official or company CEO – then we may send your name and email address with your message to them.

In order to keep our administrative costs low so more of our supporters’ money goes towards our campaigns, we do employ some third parties to process data such as to handle donation payments or fundraise for us. In all these cases these third parties only have access to the data they need to handle the process and do not have permission to use it for any other purposes. We may also share anonymised (or ‘hashed’) versions of your data with partners such as social media providers for the purposes of helping achieve our campaigning and fundraising aims, by delivering personalised content to existing supporters and identifying similar audiences. You may opt out of such data sharing at any time by contacting us using the details at the bottom of this policy.

Within Greenpeace, only those authorised to process your data can access your data. We work hard to ensure our staff and volunteers can only see the data they need to perform their tasks. All our staff are trained to understand data protection and what they need to do to keep your data secure.

3.How we use your data

Greenpeace MENA uses your data in a variety of ways which include the following:

In order to do some of these tasks we may build up a profile of you based on the interactions you have had with Greenpeace MENA. Such profiling may include details of your past engagement with Greenpeace MENA together with information gathered from sources detailed elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, and may be carried out either by Greenpeace MENA or by a trusted partner. For example, in deciding who to email about ocean protection campaign, we might look at which supporters have supported similar campaigns in the past and which supporters live in coastal constituencies. This enables Greenpeace MENA to most effectively target relevant information and appropriate requests for support. This does not affect any of your rights or limit you in how you can get involved with us and our campaigns. You may opt out of profiling at any time by contacting us using the details at the bottom of this policy.

4.How Greenpeace MENA will communicate with you

For any marketing communications about our campaigning, fundraising or volunteering we will only contact you via email and SMS if we have your consent to do so. We may send you marketing materials through mail or via phone if we have your consent or we believe you would be interested in our campaign, unless you have expressed a preference not to receive such content.

You may also see advertising online and on some social media sites if you have supported us before, or if your use of these channels suggests that you would find our campaigns relevant.

To respond to your queries we will contact you either via the medium you used to contact us or by a medium you have indicated you would like us to respond with. If we need to contact you for any administrative purposes then we will usually email you or call you depending on what contact details we have available for you.

4.1 How you can affect the way Greenpeace MENA communicates with you

The first time you sign up with Greenpeace MENA, you will choose how you would prefer to be contacted. We will respect your choices and not make any changes to your preferences unless you change them yourself, or contact us to change them on your behalf.

You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time through the unsubscribe link at the end of all our emails, and stop seeing any social media advertising through settings on those sites.

You can also change your mind on how you would like us to contact you or tell us that you would no longer like to hear from us through our preference form, by calling +9611398296 or emailing us via the contact form.

5.How to find out more or make a complaint

Should you have any questions on the processing of your personal data or if you would like to know which personal data are processed, or you would like to alter, delete or block some of the information processed concerning you, please contact the webmaster at: [email protected]

You have certain rights in respect of the data we hold relating to you. Details of these rights can be found on the Data Protection Commissioner Details of these rights can be found here:

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and how we process it. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please send us an email

[email protected]

You also have the right to complain to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner’s Office by visiting or the Competent Authority in the country where you live.

For further information with respect to this privacy notice please contact us on  +9611398296 or write to us at [email protected] or Berytech Building, Technology Pole, 7th floor, Damascus Road, Mathaf, Beirut, Lebanon for the attention of the webmaster.

You are responsible for ensuring that the information you give us is accurate and up to date and you must tell us if anything changes as soon as possible. If you provide information on behalf of another person you will need to direct them to this Privacy Notice. If we require that persons consent, we will require you to confirm that you have obtained such consent.

We are obliged to request proof of identity before access is given.

If you would like us to remove your information from our mailing list, please click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we sent to you or contact us

6.Changes to this policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. The amended version will be published on our website and any significant changes will be communicated to supporters either on the website or directly.

This will replace any previous privacy policy wording and all conditions and terms of use will be in force from the date of publication.


Last updated:  18th of July 2019