MUSAWA's Privacy Policy


January 2023


Welcome to the website of Musawa (“we” or “us”) . Musawa (including all content under the “” domain name, and referred to herein as the “Website”). This Privacy and Cookie Policy (“Privacy Policy”) supplements and is included as a part of our Website Terms of Service.   By accepting the Website Terms of Service, you also agree to this Privacy Policy.




1.1MUSAWA - The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession is a neutral, non-partisan and independent Palestinian civil society organization based in Ramallah and Gaza, Palestine. Established in 2002 by lawyers, former judges and human rights activists, MUSAWA is dedicated to defending the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession through leading a watchdog role in monitoring the performance of the pillars of justice in Palestine.


1.2This privacy policy explains our online information collection and use practices, and the choices you may and can make about the way we use such information. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how we use your personal data (as defined below). Please note that, we may change this privacy policy when from time to time, for example when update the website or expand our service and/or activities. Thus, we strongly recommend reviewing it whenever you visit the website.



This Privacy Policy applies to web-users visiting Musawa website, within the domain name.


3Applicable Law


3.1This Privacy Policy is subject to local Palestinian laws and the provisions of applicable data protection and privacy laws of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). For the purposes of the GDPR when you use our Website, we are a data “Controller” and you are a “Data Subject” with certain protected privacy rights concerning your “Personal Data.”


3.2“Personal Data”/ “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy means any information relating to you as a natural person that can be directly or indirectly related to you.  Personal Data generally may include your name, email address, ID number, location, household information, online ID, and factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.  Your Personal Data may identify you as a person, and thus is often referred to as Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) or Personal Information (“PI”).  Both PII and PI are included in the term “Personal Data” as used in this Privacy Policy.


4Collection of Information


Musawa collects data through automated technologies or interactions. For example, Musawa follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit Websites. The information collected by log files includes Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the Website, and gathering demographic information.


5Collected Information


5.1Website statistics: We collect the date, time and length of your visit, browser identification and IP address for internal use and analysis of website traffic. This information is anonymised and used for statistical analysis only.

5.2Email sign-up to our newsletter: When you provide us with your email address to receive newsletter updates at that email address, we use this internally and never share it with others. We will confirm your consent to receive the newsletters regularly, at least every 12 months.

5.3Other personal information: We don't collect and/or use your information without your permission.


6The Purpose of Collecting your Information


6.1To allow you to contact us and/or receive information from us;


6.2To organize or promote events and/or activities;


6.3To allow you to register to participate in events we organize or co-organize;


6.4To analyse web statistics and log files, with the aim of improving the functioning of our website;


6.5To send you, our newsletter when you provide your consent to us to do so.


6.6We may use anonymous aggregated information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Website, and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this anonymous aggregated information to analyse how our Website is used, analyse industry trends, as well as to enable us to offer new programs or services.


7Sharing your data/ Information


7.1Musawa does not share your personal information with any third-party without your permission. Any personal data supplied by you will be retained by Musawa and will be accessible by Musawa’s team on a “need to know” basis. Musawa has put in place appropriate measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.


7.2Musawa may only share your personal information to government agencies, regulators and other authorities when necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.


8Storing your Data/Information


8.1We hold your personal data/information in a server located in our offices in Palestine. By providing Musawa with your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to, and its storage on the mentioned server.


8.2Musawa will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes Musawa collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal or regulatory requirements.


9Collection of Information by Others


Our Website may include links that take you to certain third-party websites.  Please check the privacy policies of these other websites to learn how they collect, use, store and share information that you may submit to them or that they collect.




10Legal Basis for Using your Personal Information


We will use your Personal Data under the following legal basis:


10.1Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;

10.2Where we need to perform our obligations under a contract we are about to enter into, or have entered into with you; and

10.3Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.



11Our Contact Information



If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:


Have you been a victim or a witness of a right violation that requires the attention of MUSAWA? Let us know!

1. Contact our offices


+970 2 2424870


+970 8 2880772

2. Contact our network

Lawyers for the rule of law group

3. File a complaint online

Online complaint form

4. minorities complaint form

minorities complaint form


Apply online to participate in one of our tailor made training courses in different domains.

Check out our training courses