Privacy Policy2018-07-15T12:19:27+00:00

Privacy Policy

Who we are

AltCity Impact NGO (hereinafter called “AltCity”) is a registered non-profit organization in Lebanon. It is registered under the Ministry of Interior under registration number 1333. This Privacy Policy applies to AltCity, the websites and other content created by AltCity, and the programs, websites, and other content and distribution channels that are conducted within the AltCity organizational framework, such as (but not restricted to) Startup Scouts (


By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the Privacy Policy, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.You are also agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Service. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law, unless where noted or otherwise.

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

We collect information via contact forms and other means to provide a customized and valuable experience to our users.


Cookies are used to provide customized experiences to users and site visitors, to track visits, and to save site settings. These cookies are set upon doing different actions on the website, such as commenting, uploading images, submitting posts, publishing posts, logging in, submitting forms, visiting the site, and other actions. Some cookies expire the same day, and some longer, up to 1 year after being set or updated.

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 a similar way as if the visitor has visited the originating 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.


We collect various information for analytics purposes, to understand visitor behavior patterns, and to provide improved and customizable experiences to site visitors and users. This analytics data is sometimes anonymous, and is sometimes linked to a particular IP address, user, email, or account.

Links and External Content

AltCity has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by AltCity of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

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, and related information collected through forms, events, activities, and other means. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal profile information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Other user information can be requested by users at any time, and can be deleted upon request.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or otherwise have personal data connected to this site or other AltCity services, activities, or events, 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.

To request a copy of your personal data, or to request we erase your personal data, please contact: info [ a t ] altcity [ dot ] me

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Additionally, user data, and sometimes personally identifiable data, will be shared with third-party providers who are involved in our efforts to provide a valuable service and customized experience to our users. Personally identifiable information will never be sold to third party providers, and we will endeavor to protect user data as much as possible.

Contact information

For any questions or inquiries on this, please contact: info [ a t ] altcity [ dot ] me

Governing Law

Any claim relating to AltCity shall be governed by the laws of Lebanon, and shall be conducted exclusively within the competent courts of Lebanon. 

Privacy Policy Modifications

AltCity may revise this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: July 15, 2018