The Banipal Trust for Arab Literature

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of Banipal Trust for Arab Literature

Last updated: 18th June 2019

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The Banipal Trust for Arab Literature operates the website We value your privacy and respect your interest in knowing how information about you is collected and used.

In line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, our Privacy Policy has been updated to provide more information on why and how we collect, how we process, how long we retain, to whom we disclose or transfer your data, and your rights on your provided information.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. We regularly review our privacy policy and will place any updates on this web page. The personal details collected through our website and provided by you, the user, will be processed in line with the legislation.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, license or trade any personal information to other people or organisations. We do not provide personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations. If you have provided us with your email address to subscribe to our e-newsletter or to purchase a copy of the magazine or to subscribe to the magazine, we will not pass it on to any other person, company or organisation. If any person or organisation requests any contact information, we will forward that on to you so that you can decide whether to contact them or not.

Your Personally Identifiable Information

We receive information about you when you sign up to receive to our e-newsletter, or when you email us from the website contact form. If you sign up to receive our newsletter we will collect your name and email address.

We process your Personally Identifiable Information to enable us to promote and organise our activities and events and process enquiries. If you visit our website, including our social media channels, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, or have any further questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you, please email us at:, or write to us at Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.

We want to ensure your Personally Identifiable Information is accurate, up to date and not kept longer than necessary. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Do we use Cookies?

No, we don’t. We do not use cookies.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables a site or service provider to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which might enable a site to provide you with improved services.


Emails that we send to you or you send to us may be retained as a record of contact and your email address stored for future use in accordance with our record retention schedule. If we need to email sensitive or confidential information to you, we will perform checks to verify the correct email address and may take additional security measures.

E-mailing List

You can choose to subscribe to the Banipal Trust’s e-mailing list to receive news about our activities, events, news, offers, and related matters.

We use MailChimp for all our e-newsletters. By subscribing to our e-mailing list you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their privacy policy and terms. MailChimp collects and stores emailing list subscriptions in order to allow us to create and use distribution lists and send email marketing, promotional and event campaigns.

You can unsubscribe from the emailing list and future communications by following the links at the bottom of every email we send out via MailChimp. If we have contacted you in the past and you have explicitly told us that you don’t want to receive any communications from us, we will delete your name and email address from the emailing list.


The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is important to us, but do bear in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. As such we make no warranties as to the level of security afforded to your data, except that we will always act in accordance with the relevant UK and EU legislation and follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links To Other Sites

Our website may contain third-party links to other websites not controlled by us. Any such links should not be taken as endorsements of these third party websites. We are not responsible for, nor do we have control over, the content of these sites; and we have no input in their privacy policies. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Contact us

If you have any queries do email us via the online form at, email us on, or write to us at Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.