Terms and Conditions

Defense for Children International Palestine – Terms & Conditions

 Welcome to Defense for Children International Palestine (“DCIP”). These Terms and Conditions regulate the use of our website, www.dci-palestine.org; our campaigns and microsites, including www.nowaytotreatachild.org; and our social media presence, including our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram profiles and special social media pages or profiles related to our campaigns (our website, campaigns, microsites and social media presence, our “Sites”).

These Terms and Conditions are complemented by our Privacy Policy and by the terms and conditions from each of the platforms that enable our social media presence.

  • About Us

We are an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization based in Ramallah dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. For over 25 years, we have investigated, documented and pursued accountability for grave human rights violations against children; held Israeli and Palestinian authorities accountable to universal human rights principles; and advocated at the international and national levels to advance access to justice and protection for children. We also provide direct legal aid to children in distress.

We are registered under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction as an independent Palestinian non-governmental charitable organization (RA-2282-SS). Our address is Al-Sartawi Building, Third Floor Al-Khoulafa' St., Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Palestine. We are a national section of Defense for Children International (DCI), an international child-rights movement and non-governmental organization established in 1979. We pledge to follow DCI’s mandate to “promote and protect children’s rights in accordance with international standards.” At the same time, we autonomously develop our own programs in response to our contextual needs.


  • Use of our Sites

Our Sites allow us to fulfill our mission, share relevant news and information on our activities and maintain a vibrant community of supporters worldwide. The Sites provide important content, including reports on human rights violations, petitions and calls for action, and comment forms.

Using our Sites properly and respectfully is fundamental to us. To preserve our work and a safe environment for discussion and awareness, it is vital that all users of our Sites (including visitors, whether registered or not; our “Users”, or “you”) abide by this Terms and Conditions in all interactions with our Sites.

Our Sites are intended for Users who are at least 13 years old or the minimum legal age in their jurisdictions. Users shall provide accurate and truthful information when signing up for our updates or interacting with our Sites.

Our Users may not:

  1. Share any content that is unlawful, objectionable, offensive, abusive, harassing, threatening, defamatory, obscene, hateful, inflammatory, profane, racially, sexually or religiously offensive, encourages violence or attacks anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities or diseases, or that is harmful to children.
  2. Use our Sites for illegal purposes or any purpose not authorized by us.
  3. Use our Sites to send spam, unsolicited messages or similar communications.
  4. Transmit, distribute, share or make available any content, including content generated or shared by a User (“User Content”), which may violate third party rights, including intellectual property rights, confidentiality or privacy rights.
  5. Take any actions to overload the servers that run our Sites or surpass the technical or security measures implemented on our Sites; or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Sites or use them as a platform for external applications; or any other functionalities that leverage the Sites.
  6. Interfere or violate other User’s rights, compiling data about other Users’ activities without their consent, recovering, indexing or extracting any User information from our Sites.

More specifically, when posting and Sharing content such as photos or videos, we ask from you to only post authentic content, and not to post anything you have copied or collected from the Internet that you do not have the right to post or share.

We want to foster positive and diverse discussions in our Sites. Nevertheless, to preserve a safe environment for our work, we may remove any contributions that affect these Terms and Conditions. As an example, we may remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, as well as images that degrade children.

Respecting and empowering children is a vital part of our work and the best interests of the child serves as our guiding principle. We are committed to respecting children’s privacy and dignity, and we request that our Users act in the same way.

When necessary, we may report or block Users from engaging with our Sites. In such cases, we may send you one or more written warnings or immediately suspend or terminate your registration and your engagement with the Sites. Upon termination, we may delete your information and content stored with us, except as required by law or any regulatory authority.


  • Content on Our Sites


All of the materials shared by DCIP in our Sites are our property or have been licensed to us. Children’s pictures and testimonies have been provided by their families or guardians, and they have authorized us to publish and share such materials.

We value our Users’ support, spreading our message and sharing our content. One of the best ways to support our Sites is to share our posts and links, so that new Users and supporters can reach us more effectively.

Users may use our materials on online media, including our digital reports, presentations or petitions, by quoting us, respecting our watermarks (and any other signs that we may have included in our materials), and linking to our original sources. For any offline uses of our materials, we ask Users to contact us here.

We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information and material provided on the Sites is accurate and up-to-date. Nevertheless, Users acknowledge that errors may occur, and may not be correctable. All views expressed on the Sites are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of our organization.


  • Sensitive Content

Due to the nature of the issues which we work with, some of the materials that we post on our Sites may be considered sensitive content. We ask Users to use their best judgement in assessing when and where they may access, use or share such materials.

Some Users may rely on our Sites to share important content related to our mission, to condemn, raise awareness or educate others. We expect Users to make sure the content they share is appropriate for everyone, and we encourage Users to caption their photos or postings with a warning about explicit violence when needed.


  • User Content

We acknowledge your ownership over your User Content. By sharing, posting or uploading content on our Sites, including comments, videos, texts or other materials, each User grants us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, transmit, show, copy, publicly display, translate, and create derivative works of the User Content, together with the User’s name, image, and other details provided to us by the User, through any communication means.

Users are solely responsible for all the User Content that they upload, post, email, transmit, share, or otherwise disseminate though the Sites. Users represent and warrant that they have the rights necessary to grant the rights in this section and that their User Content does not infringe any third party rights or violates any agreement with or policy of DCIP or any applicable law.


  • Third Party Sites

 Our Sites may include links or references to third-party web sites (“Third Party Sites”). Users acknowledge that we do not have control over such Third Party Sites, and we are not responsible for their content, their availability or for User’s activity on such Third Party Sites. Third Party Sites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies.


  • Donations

We are grateful to our donors for supporting our work. Their generous gifts help us aid and improve the lives of Palestinian children living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. We accept one-time and recurring donations. If you live in the United States, your donation is tax-deductible.

International donations are processed through our partner CAF America and subject to their terms of service and privacy policies. We do not process donations directly and we do not store any credit card information. Payment is not made until your credit or debit card has been authorized in respect of the full amount involved. We have no control over the operation of any payment systems available on the Sites and cannot be held responsible for any failure in their performance.

You may correct any input errors in your donation details before the payment is processed, but if there is an error which you wish to correct after you have submitted your payment details, please contact us.

For more information on Donations, including more information about our financial structure and where your donation will go, please check our Donations FAQs. For other ways to donate, including donations for specific projects and donations in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, please check our Other Ways to Give information.


  • Liability

We are a non-profit organization and our activities are limited to charitable activities, raising awareness, defending human rights and improving the lives of Palestinian children. We shall not have any liability to our Users for any interruptions or delays in our Sites or any other matters to the extent that such events or matters are due to any events outside our reasonable control. We will not have any liability for any User losses arising out of your use of or inability to use our Sites (including loss of profit, business, contracts or goodwill); or any unforeseeable losses or damages.

  • You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold DCIP, its directors, officers, employees, partners, agents and help recipients, harmless and to keep them indemnified from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from, or allegedly arising from your User Content, your use of the Sites, and activities occurring under your account; your violation of these Terms and Conditions; or your violation of any other party’s rights or applicable law. DCIP reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with DCIP.


  • Generals

Our organization is governed by Palestinian law.

For more information on our activities, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


  • Modifications

We may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We will publish the new versions of these rules on our main Site and notify our Users via email. If you do not agree to the changes, you may terminate your registration with us and stop visiting or interacting with the Sites.


  • Contact Us

To send us an email, please complete our inquiry form here. You may also call us at +970 2 242 7530 (Ramallah), Fax: +970 2 242 7018, or write to us at DCI-PALESTINE, P.O. BOX 55201, Jerusalem.

Our main address is Al-Sartawi Building, Third Floor Al-Khoulafa' St., Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Palestine. You can also visit us at one of our locations in Hebron or Nablus listed on our contact page.

Please note that our offices are closed on Fridays and Sundays.


Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.