Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy statement sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) website. The statement should read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions of Use, of which this statement forms part thereof.

IRTI is committed to keeping information given by the users of our website confidential. It is necessary that users fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

IRTI is the sole owner of information collected on www.irti.org. IRTI will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, and it will be used only by IRTI for technical administration of the website, customer administration, and research and development.

Links

The IRTI website may contain links to, and may be accessed from, other websites. IRTI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the IRTI website. We encourage our users to be aware that, when they leave www.irti.org, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Collection of Information

When you register at www.irti.org or use our services, you volunteer the following information:

1. Personally identifiable information:

 Users provide the following types of personal information:

  • registration related information (such as your name, home or work address, telephone number, etc);
  • Information about the searches you carry out;
  • Information about your visits to the IRTI website.
  

Please note that no personally identifiable information is collected from visitors to our website who do not wish to register as users to www.irti.org. However, if visitors wish to contact us, send comments, or recommend www.irti.org, the visitor must provide some personally identifiable information such as name and e-mail address. This information will only be used by www.irti.org.

2. Non-personal identifiable information:

 Technical information is also collected when you use the website. Some of the technical information that may be collected include: the type of browser you are using, your manner of connecting to the internet, your internet protocol address (which is the internet address of your computer, that all computers automatically provide whenever accessing the internet or other computers), etc. Although this tracks user traffic patterns and gathers information, it does not track individual users.

Method of Collecting Information

We collect information about you in the following ways:

1. Automatic programming

 When you register at www.irti.org and move from page to page within our website, the information you provide is automatically stored in our electronic files.

2. Cookies

These are very small text files placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies work like identification cards informing the server that you are a returning visitor to the web page. They can only be read by the server that gave them to you and are unique to your computer. If you would prefer, you can set your browsers to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. You can also set your browser to notify you when you receive cookies, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept them. Alternatively, you may switch off cookies by changing your browser settings.

Use of Information

Information gathered is mainly used for the following:

  • To operate and improve these website;
  • To enhance the user's experience;
  • To personalize the content for individuals and respond to their queries;
  • To conduct research about the use of the website;
  • To learn about the geographical distribution of our website’s visitors.

IRTI may use agents and contractors in order to help operate the network. If such agents and contractors have access to personally identifiable information, they are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, such as not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing on the network.

Legal matters: The IRTI website will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we are required by law or legal process to provide information regarding a user.

Your Choices

Registration on the website is optional. The IRTI website give users the option, wherever necessary and practical to opt-out of the use of their personally identifiable information for secondary uses by opting not to provide certain information when registering, and opting not to receive IRTI newsletters, announcements and other e-mails.

Commitment to Security

The IRTI website has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of www.irti.org. Reasonable steps will always be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. All our employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data. However, we cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties acting illegally).

Privacy Policy Changes

This privacy statement states our current practices and policies. If our practices change in the future, this statement will be updated and posted here so that you have the latest information on our data collection and use policies.