Privacy Policy

Fajr Beirut is a social enterprise operating under Hope Is Rising (HIR). HIR is a closed corporation business registered in the United Kingdom. For general or specific privacy-related concerns or questions, contact

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit an inquiry to our contact form, no data is stored on our website but the content you submit, and your details, will be sent to our G Suit inbox at


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Payments: Order payments and donations are processed by Stripe or PayPal, but no payments information is stored.

Shipping: In order to fulfil eCommerce orders, we share your shipping address with Royal Mail in order to generate a shipping cost.

Analytics: is not currently connected to any data analytics services. We do not share your data with any web, marketing, or eCommerce service providers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We store order-related data for up to five years due to tax purposes.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like to exercise your Right to Access or Right to Erasure, please contact

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you information will be sent to MailChimp. Your email address and contact information will never be shared with third party services, or sold.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website uses security tools, like spam protection, by Jetpack. We create backups regularly, and follow security best practices, including 2FA.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we experience a data breach, all customers will be notified by email.

What third parties we receive data from

Royal Mail generates shipping information. 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We currently run no automated marketing or adverts, and do not use your data to serve you ads or marketing.