Privacy Policy

This website, (along with all translated versions of which hereafter referred to as the "Site") is operated by Students Organize for Syria ("SOS" or "We" or "Us"). SOS is committed to protecting your personal information. Unless you agree otherwise, we will only use your email address for communication about the work of The Books Not Bombs Campaign or issues related it. We promise not to clog your inbox - we aim for just one or two emails a month to keep in touch and let you know about developments, and how you can take action. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Here is some more information about how the date we will collect will be used:

  2. 1.1 By providing us with your personal information, including sensitive personal data you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with this privacy policy.
    1.2 We do not intend to collect personal details about children on this site. If you are under 16, always check with a parent or guardian before giving personal information to anyone online.

  3. WHO WILL BE HOLDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? SOS will hold the information you provide via this website. For more information on us please read the "About Us" section of the SOS website (

  4. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? The personal information that we collect from you may include, but is not limited to, the following information about you. We ask you to provide all of this information to us voluntarily, but you can choose at any time not to provide any of the following information that you deem sensitive.
    • name;
    • email address;
    • Status ("Student" or "Alumnus" or "Faculty" or "State Resident");
    • the country you are in;
    • and
    • information about the way you use our website, so that we can improve the effectiveness of our campaign (see our cookie policy for more information).

  5. HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION? We will obtain personal information from you in a number of ways, for example when you:
    • enquire about our activities, the website or us;
    • contact us through the site or any other channel; or
    • sign a petition on the website.

  6. HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION? We will use your personal information in a number of ways including to:
    • help you participate in the website;
    • provide you with any information you have requested;
    • provide or administer activities relating to our services or the services offered on the website;
    • provide you with information relating to us or information that we think might be of interest to you including information about our events and activities;
    • maintain our organizational records;
    • email you about the website, for example about improvements, developments or changes to our terms and conditions or this privacy policy.

    • 6.1 When you sign a petition, your name, as well as your status ("Student" or "Alumnus" or "Faculty" or "State Resident") may be presented to the university's administration for which you signed a petition.
    • 6.2 Information submitted on this site may be shared with the campaign sponsors including Students Organize For Syria, STAND, The Syria Campaign, and Karam Foundation.
    • 6.3 Unless the user opts out, information submitted here may be re-entered on a petition for the same purpose.
    • 6.4 We may use carefully selected agents to process your information on our behalf, such as software providers to host the website. Such third parties will only be authorised to use your information to fulfil their contractual obligations to us and will not be permitted to use it for any other purpose. We retain full responsibility for how your personal information may be used by such agents.
    • 6.5 In exceptional circumstances we may share your information when we are legally required to do so.

    • 7.1 We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.
    • 7.2 Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

    • 8.1 If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the email address:
    • 8.2 We may revise or update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our activities or for other purposes. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on our website and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes. Please revisit this policy each time you consider giving personal information.



    A "cookie" is a small text file that is placed on a website user's device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie. This policy explains how we use cookies on this website at (the "Website").


    The types of cookies we use on the Website are set out below:

    Google Analytics

    Google Analytics are used widely by websites to collect information about how website visitors use a site. We will use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how users use the website so we can make your experience better. Google Analytics collect information in an anonymous form and will not allow us to identify you or collect any personal information about you. Google Analytics do not track your internet activity after leaving the website.

    Session Cookies

    These cookies are used in order to allow you to navigate through the site smoothly. These cookies are automatically deleted after you close your web browser.

    Social media cookies

    This website contains buttons and content from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, so that you can easily share content from our website with your social media networks. If you use these features, these social media sites may use their own cookies. Information on how these are used can be found on their respective websites.


    Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies. By using our website you are consenting to our use of cookies unless you set your internet browser to reject cookies. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.