Privacy Policy

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This policy governs all pages hosted by MECA. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations. We may be linked to their websites, but they may have different privacy policies.

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 website. You can access most of our pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web server host collects anonymous logs during user visits to the website. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example about when our website is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to our site, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages are viewed. These statistics help us understand how our site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving our site in the future.

We do not collect personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on our site unless you choose to provide it, for example by participating in an online petition or web
action, signing up to a newsletter or donating online. These personal details are kept confidential and are stored securely only for as long as needed. The information you provide may occasionally be exchanged with other like-minded organizations unless you tell us not to in which case we will not. However, we do encourage you to provide us with this information so that we can send you messages tailored to your area, or for actions specifically sent to your congressional representatives.

1. Online petitions / actions: if you take part in an online action such as a petition, we may then send you information but you can opt-out from receiving any and all MECA emails.

2. Payment Processing: When making an online donation to MECA, your payment details are processed through a third-party secure server payment.

Your credit card details will only be retained by our online credit card processing service, under its privacy policy. MECA does not have access to your credit card information.

3. E-mail lists: if you join any of our e-mail lists, you will automatically receive information from us via e-mail.

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.

To control how cookies are used on your computer please read the help information supplied with your internet browser software.

If you have any questions relating to this policy, please address them to:

The Middle East Children's Alliance