Privacy Policy

Awasqa operates a website, found at; operates a Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages; delivers newsletters and other content via email; and makes the same or similar content available to mobile users. Our Privacy Policy applies when you use any of these Services. It describes the kinds of information we may gather when you use the Services, how we use your information, when we might disclose your information, and how you can manage your information.

Our policy does not apply to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third party websites.

By using our Services, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy, including our use of cookies and similar online tools. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Services.

What information do we gather about you?

The information we gather falls into two categories: 1) Personal information you voluntarily supply when you subscribe to our newsletter or provide your email address and; 2) Tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.

Cookies and other technologies
As is standard practice on many websites, Awasqa uses “cookies” and other technologies for legitimate interests to recognize you to help us understand our audience and visitors, what sections they like to visit and how much time they spend there. We use Google analytics to do some of this collection. We reserve the right to change the vendors who provide us with usage data. You have the option to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies altogether here: .

IP addresses and Geo location
We use the IP address and geo location logs in an aggregate fashion to track broken links and international access to our site. Log data is used in aggregate to analyze usage of our website and location.

What do we do with the information we gather about you?

Statistical analysis
Awasqa may perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of subscribers and their subscribing patterns, for marketing and customer service purposes.

Email newsletters 
If you choose to receive them, Awasqa will periodically send you email newsletters. Awasqa will not share, sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your email address. We may send you an email inviting you to participate in user surveys. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, including promotional emails about workshops, events, or fundraising campaigns, please contact info [at]

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link located near the bottom of each newsletter. If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at info [at]

Your email address

If you send us email, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information via email. Please do not send credit card information via email. This is better conveyed via a secure form on our website. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Awasqa readers may use the “email this article” feature to send links to articles to others through email. The email address(es) that you supply to this service will only be used to send the requested article.

Is your information protected?

Data security
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. To further protect your data, we recommend that you use complex passwords for your accounts with us and for accounts with third parties that you link to any of your accounts with us. Please do not use the same passwords you use for your account with us for other services or share your password with unauthorized people. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us via our Contact Form.

Data retention
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary. We will retain your information for any period required by law. Where we are not under a legal obligation to retain your information, we will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests.

We do not intentionally collect nor retain any personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 18.

Users in the EEA and Switzerland

If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, the following information applies with respect to personal data collected through your use of our Services.

Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: We process personal data consistent with our disclosures in this Privacy Policy. We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide Services (such as when you become a Subscriber); and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the Services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related to data privacy.

Transfers: Personal data we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or processors maintain facilities. We will ensure that transfers of personal data to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards.

Your Rights: You are entitled to the rights under Chapter III of the EU General Data Protection Regulation or Section 2 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection with respect to the processing of your personal data, which include the right to access and correct and to request erasure of personal data. To exercise these rights, contact info [at] and provide as complete a description of your request as possible.

Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time; any such changes will be posted on this page.