Privacy Policy


Last updated on 23 May 2018

Privacy Policy

In this policy wherever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our, it refers to Caabu.

What is the purpose of this policy?

Caabu are fully committed to protecting any personal data that we collect. This policy explains when and why we collect some personal data, how we use it and how we keep it secure. The policy is updated regularly (last updated on 23 May 2018).

Who will be holding your information?

Caabu are the sole holders of the information you provide. Caabu is a not-for-profit cross-party organisation whose mission is to work for a British Middle East policy that promotes conflict resolution, human rights and civil society in the Arab world through informed debate and mutual understanding. More details about us can be found on our website here.

When and how do we collect information from you?

We obtain some of your personal information when you:

  • Sign up as a Caabu member

  • Make a donation to us

  • Leave a legacy

  • Sponsor a project or event

  • Sign-up to receive email updates

This can be via forms and links on the website, over the phone or in the post.

What type of information is collected?

The information we collect may include:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Address and postcode

  • Phone number

  • Payment details if you are joining or donating

How is your information used?

Your information is used to allow us to:

  • Administer your membership, donations and sponsorships

  • Contact you with membership correspondence, including the daily news summary, weekly events guide and monthly newsletter

  • Contact you with email updates such our campaigns and events

  • Maintain our organisational records

  • Dealing with inquiries and requests

How do we keep it secure?

  • We do not share your information with third parties

  • The information is not kept for any longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being used

  • The information is contained behind secured networks, which are updated regularly

  • The information is only accessible to a limited number of Caabu staff who have special access

Can you amend the information we hold about you?

The information be withdrawn on request, by either writing to or emailing us, or by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every email that we send.

Cookies Policy

Like most websites, Caabu uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website.

The cookies that we set are:

  • SESS[generated number hash] - This cookie is generated when you visit and gets destroyed when you leave the site. It doesn’t store any information and is a side effect of the version of Drupal we use as our CMS.

  • Has_js - This cookie checks to see if you have javascript enabled in your browser.

  • Dpi - This cookie checks the resolution of your computer display. This information does not get stored anywhere

The services that we use that place their own cookies on our site are provided by:

  • Google LLC (Privacy policy) - The cookies that are in place from Google are used for Google Analytics tracking and the mapping available on our contact and event pages. See our Google Analytics section below for more information.

  • Vimeo Inc (Privacy policy) - We use Vimeo to host videos which we then place on our site for you to enjoy. These cookies are to prevent misuse of their platform by us or others.

  • Facebook (Privacy Policy) - The cookies set by Facebook allow you to log into your respective account with each and promote our pages to your network. They are also used to show you how many times a particular page has been “liked”.

  • Paypal (Privacy Policy) - The cookies set by Paypal allow them to link the donation form to our site and to provide a secure payment gateway.

Google Analytics

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. We send a partial record of your IP address to GA with the last few characters or “octet” removed, this prevents us or Google from knowing your exact location.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

In our case we use The ga.js JavaScript library which places first-party cookies to:

  • Determine which domain to measure

  • Distinguish unique users

  • Throttle the request rate

  • Remember the number and time of previous visits

  • Remember traffic source information

  • Determine the start and end of a session

  • Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

For any questions regarding this policy, or if you would like to update any of your information, please send an email to or write to 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE.