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In order to operate the Antonine University (UA) website, we may collect and store personal information you submit to the University via this website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how the University uses and protects the information that you provide via this website.

UA provides and hosts the website. By submitting your personal information, you are consenting to the University holding and using it by following this policy. The policy is subject to change and if any occur in the future, we will notify you about it on this page. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to such changes. We recommend that you check the privacy policy each time you visit this site.

When you visit UA’s website you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, including your name and contact details.

We automatically receive and save certain types of information whenever you interact with this website. We use the information to monitor website traffic and to assist with the navigation and user experience of the website.

Information that we will automatically receive includes:

  • requested URL (Uniform Resource Locator);
  • IP (Internet Protocol) address (this may or may not identify a specific computer);
  • domain name from which you access the internet;
  • referring URL;
  • software (browser/operating system) used to access the page; and
  • date and time pages were visited.


When you visit some pages on this website, your computer may issue a small file - a 'cookie'. A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file placed on the hard drive of your computer. The cookie contains information sent by the server (this website), and would use it whenever you visit this website. The server uses cookies to recognize your browser session if you visit multiple pages during your interaction with this website.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, some parts of this website may not function properly without accepting cookies.

Session Cookies
The University website will primarily set session cookies. Session cookies allow websites to remember information from page to page so the user does not have to input that information more than once.

The browser will normally delete the session cookies when it is closed.

Analytic Cookies
Some parts of this website use Google Analytics, which also place cookies on your computer. Google will transmit and store the information generated by these cookies about your use of this website.

UA will not use the statistical analytics tools to track or to collect personally identifiable information of visitors to this website. The University will not associate any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the statistical analytics tools.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics cookies to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify the use, the popularity of our services, and how successful the website functioning.

If you do not wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an extension for your browser. Alternatively, you can delete/restrict the cookies as for any other cookie.

Remarketing Cookies
Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. This allows us to reach people who previously visited the Antonine University website, and match the right people with the right message. Remarketing cookies will expire 2 years from the time that the cookie is set or updated (whichever is the later).

Any data collected in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy we will use it.

Opting out of remarketing:

  • Google - you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page; and
  • Facebook - see how Facebook decides which ads to show and how you can control the ads you see.

You can opt out of cookie-based advertisements from both organizations - and others - by visiting your online choices and switching off behavioral advertising from a large number of companies.

External Web Services
When you visit you may notice some cookies that the University isn’t related to. We use a number of external web services on the University site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display videos we use YouTube.

As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. These external services then they will not know who you are if you are logged out from them, but are likely to gather anonymous usage information such as number of views, plays, loads etc.

Social Buttons
On many of the site's web pages, you will see ‘social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark web pages. There are buttons for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, scripts from domains outside the University are used. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about your internet browsing, including on the University's site. Therefore, if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases, when logged into their services, these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting the University's website, and the specific pages you are on, even if you do not click on the button.
You should check the respective privacy and cookie policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

How We Use Your Information
We may use and analyze the information we collect so that we can manage and improve the services on the website. We may collect demographic and statistical information about user behavior information to analyze the popularity and effectiveness of the website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.

The university will not (nor will it allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tools to track or to collect personally identifiable information of visitors to this website. The University will not associate any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the statistical analytics tools.

How We Handle the Data Submitted by You

Data Protection Legislation

Disclosure of your information

  • Except as set out in this policy or as required by law, your personal data will not be provided to any third party without your prior written consent
  • We will hold the information provided by you on our computers in the Lebanon. It may be accessed by or given to third parties some of whom may be located outside the Area who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information and may provide support services to the University or on the University’s behalf.
  • Some countries do not always have strong data protection laws. However, we will always take steps to ensure that third parties use you information in accordance with this policy.


Monitoring Use of UA’s Systems
In order to protect the security and working of University network and computer systems, it may be necessary to monitor or log the use of these systems. If there are indications of abuse of systems or that individuals may be using systems in excess of their authority, files, messages and any or all uses of the systems may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected and disclosed to authorized University and law enforcement personnel.

Links to External Websites
This website may contain links to other websites that are outside the University’s control and not covered by this privacy policy.

How to Contact Us
Should the information we hold about you be incorrect, you can change and update your personal information and you can have your information corrected by contacting us.

Where requested, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data that we keep about you, by contacting us at the address below. We may require proof of your identity before supplying you with this information to ensure confidentiality.


We allow you to challenge the data we hold about you and where appropriate you may have the data erased, rectified, amended or completed. For complaints or queries about the “privacy policy” or “data-protection” queries generally please contact