Privacy and security of your personal information are very important to us. This Privacy Policy describes how we, MENA Arts Advocacy Organization, a non-profit organization governed by the laws of the State of California, USA (“Organization,” ”we,” “our,” or “us”), collect, store, use, and disclose personal information (as defined below) of users of the website (“Website”).
We aim to limit our collection of personal information to only such personal information as required for legitimate purposes. We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties, other than as described in this Privacy Policy. We take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information and we respect your right to access your personal information or have it corrected or deleted, at your request. If you have any questions, or want to know exactly what personal information we keep about you, please contact us. All capitalized terms not defined herein are defined in our Terms of Use.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy here so that you always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and you hereby consent that we will collect, store, use, and disclose your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any practices in this Privacy Policy, please stop using the Website.


Personal information,” also known as personal data or personally identifiable information, is any information related to an identifiable person. When you register for an Account or purchase a subscription, we may collect the following personal information from you: 

  • From MENASA Talent: name, contact information, picture, profession, union status, age, gender, country of origin, languages spoken, special skills, links to profiles of social media accounts, resume or links to resume, and any personally identifiable information that you decide to provide to us voluntarily.
  • From Hiring Managers and Executives: name, entity name (if any), email address, PayPal account information, and any personally identifiable information that you decide to provide to us voluntarily.


We may collect data which is non-personal, anonymous, or pseudonymous, including, but not limited to, data on your last login.


We collect information about you:


  • To update, maintain and provide you with a talent database;
  • to respond to your inquiries or requests; 
  • to recognize you as a user; 
  • to conduct market research; 
  • to allow our vendors (including payment processing and email marketing companies) to help us run our Website smoothly;
  • to comply with all applicable laws or if we are required by law or by a court order to do so;
  • to analyze non-personal or aggregate information for the sake of Website improvement; and
  • to transfer information in connection with the sale or merger or change of control of the Organization.

We reserve the right to use and disclose non-personal information and anonymous aggregate statistics for any purpose and to any third party at our sole discretion.


Profiles of MENASA talent will be shared with our patrons, partners, Hiring Managers, and Executives. If you do not wish to provide your direct contact information, you may provide contact information of your agent (if you have one). Hiring Managers and Executives’ information will never be shared with third parties.   


PayPal is our trusted vendor, which processes payments on our behalf. Having said that, we do not collect your financial information. We only see your PayPal email. In order to find out how PayPal uses your financial information, please refer to PayPal’s own privacy policy. 


This Cookie Policy provides information about our use of cookies in connection with your use of and interaction with our Website. 

A “cookie” is a small piece of data sent along with pages of a website and stored by the user’s web browser on the user’s computer or mobile device. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember certain information (such as items added in a shopping cart) or to record a user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies are intended to help you access a website faster and more efficiently, because they can store information to help you enter a website without having to log in. In effect, cookies tell the website that your browser has been to the website before. It does not need to know your exact identity. Cookies can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Browsers may accept or reject cookies automatically but allow you to change these settings. The help menu on most browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s settings and how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies all together. You can also disable or delete cookies you have previously accepted if you wish to. 

Like many other websites, we also use cookies on our Website. By using the Website, you agree that we may set cookies listed below. These cookies ensure that certain parts of the Website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. You do have the right to opt-out and to object against the further use of any cookies. However if you do so, please keep in mind that our Website may no longer function properly for you.

The following are examples of cookies that may be used on our Website:

  1. a) Performance/analytic cookies. These cookies collect data about how visitors use our Website, including the country from which the visitor is accessing the Website. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. 
  2. b) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, and remember your preferences. 

We are committed to protecting children’s personal information and comply with the strictest privacy laws out there. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of majority without parental consent. If you are a minor, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Your parent or legal guardian must register for an Account on your behalf. 


We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements) or up until such time when you withdraw your consent for processing it. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


The data centers where we store your information are located in the United States. Please keep in mind that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as the laws in your country. For example, personal data transferred to the United States may be subject to lawful access requests by federal and state authorities in the United States. By providing your personal information, you consent to any transfer of your data and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


The security of your information is very important to us. We apply all reasonable security measures and comply with the industry standards to protect your personal information (including, preventing the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your personal information). We use a firewall, which blocks all the suspicious attempts and activities.

Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure and do not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.


The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is a state-wide data privacy law that regulates how businesses all over the world are allowed to handle the personal information of California residents. CCPA provides California residents with five core rights to data privacy and an effective way to control their personal information. 

If you are a California resident, you have the following rights with regard to your personal information: 

  1. the right to know what personal information is being collected about you.
  2. the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom. 
  3. the right to say no to the sale of personal information (“the right to opt out”).  
  4. the right to access your personal information (under CCPA, a business has to provide personal information to a consumer, however, it is not required to provide personal information to a consumer more than twice in a 12-month period).
  5. the right to equal service and price, even if you decide to exercise your privacy rights. 

Additionally, a California consumer has the right to request deletion of any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer. However, a business or a service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s personal information if it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer’s personal information in order to: 

  1. complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer;
  2. detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; 
  3. debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  4. exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law; 
  5. comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code;
  6. engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent;
  7. enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business;
  8. comply with a legal obligation;
  9. otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information. 

Conflict resolution under CCPA: Prior to initiating any action against a business for statutory damages on an individual or class-wide basis, a California consumer shall provide a business 30 days’ written notice identifying the specific provisions of this title the consumer alleges have been or are being violated. In the event a cure is possible, if within the 30 days the business actually cures the noticed violation and provides the consumer an express written statement that the violations have been cured and that no further violations shall occur, no action for individual statutory damages or class-wide statutory damages may be initiated against the business. Contact us should you need to exercise any of your rights under CCPA.


The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all natural persons accessing the Internet from the European Union and the European Economic Area, whatever their nationality or place of residence is. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. Similarly, UK GDPR is a regulation in the UK law on data protection and privacy for all natural persons accessing the Internet from the UK. 

Our collection, processing and protecting of personal information of those who access the Website from a European country (including the UK), is compliant with GDPR and UK GDPR. 

If you are accessing and using the Website from the UK, European Union and the European Economic Area, you have the following rights with regard to your personal information:

  1. the right to be informed about what kind of information about you is collected, stored, processed and disclosed by us (that is why we have compiled this Privacy Policy for you);
  2. the right of access (you can request us to provide you verbally or in writing with the type of information we store about you and we have a month to respond to your request); 
  3. the right to rectify (amend/correct) any personal information about you that is inaccurate;
  4. the right to erasure (some conditions apply, see Data Retention section below);
  5. the right to restrict processing your personal information, however, if you restrict us from processing a part of your personal information that is essential to our provision of the Website, you may be asked to terminate your Account and stop using the Website;
  6. the right to data portability (the right to data portability allows users of the Website to obtain and reuse their personal information for their own purposes across different services; you may request us to transmit your personal information directly from our servers to another company’s servers and we will do so if it is technically feasible);
  7. the right to object (for example, you have an absolute right to stop us from using your personal information for direct marketing – read our opt-out instructions below; you may express your objection verbally or in writing and we have a month to respond to any such objection; we might still continue processing your personal information if we are able to show that we have a compelling reason for doing so);
  8. the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or that affects you significantly.

We represent and warrant that your personal information is:

  1. processed lawfully, fairly and transparently;
  2. collected only for specific legitimate purposes; 
  3. collection of personal data is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary;
  4. accurate and kept up to date (with your help); 
  5. stored only as long as is necessary; and
  6. is secure and kept in confidence.

Data Retention: Generally, your personal information will be erased when (i) it is no longer needed for its original processing purpose, (ii) you withdraw your consent for us to store by deleting your Account, (iii) there is no preferential justified reason for the processing of your personal information and you object to our processing of your personal information, or (iv) erasure of your personal information is required in order to fulfil a statutory obligation under the UK law, EU law or the right of the EU Member States. Therefore, we will make sure your personal information will be erased under all of the above-mentioned circumstances. You may request us to erase your personal information verbally or in writing and we have one (1) month to respond to any such request. 

Data Breach Notification: Should there be a personal data breach leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed, we will notify you and appropriate supervisory authority without undue delay and, where feasible, not later than seventy-two (72) hours after having become aware of it.


With your consent you will receive updates, newsletters, surveys, and other informative materials from us via your email. You may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications or notifications from us by following the unsubscribe link provided in the email you receive. Despite your indicated preferences, we may send you service related communication, including notices of any updates to Website’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or other statements.


If you would like to exercise any of the above rights or learn more about this Privacy Policy, please contact us. 


Mailing Address: 13400 Riverside Dr, Suite 303 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423