Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2018-06-13T19:02:00+00:00
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Effective Date, December 31 2017

The Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies values our visitors’ personal information – both as donors and non-donors – and understands the importance of security and trust in relation to such information.

The Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies (hereinafter referred to as “BLIIS,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy policy which describes the kinds of information it may collects from you or that you may provide when visiting the BLIIS website located at www.bliis.org (our “Website”) or when you donate to BLIIS, as well as its practices for gathering, using and disclosing such information.

BLIIS may work with selected third parties to provide certain features on the Website such as social sharing functions. This privacy policy does not oversee or control any information you choose to provide directly to such third parties. Such third parties have their own privacy policies that overviews how they may collect, use, and disclose the information provided by you.

Donations

If you choose to make a donation through BLIIS.org, we will require some personal information from you which includes your name, contact information, and payment information. BLIIS may contact you to discuss the terms of your donation, and/or to invite you to donate again to the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies.

A user’s browser may offer tools to reject or delete cookies but if they are rejected, the cookies on the user’s browser may limit the user’s usage of the site. If the user’s browser rejects cookies, other technologies may be used to collect data.

The Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies uses service providers, such as Google Analytics, that may use cookies to collect information about the user’s online activities across this and other sites over time for non-profit, non-advertising purposes. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, the user may visit http://www/google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.

Communications from the Website

If you provide your contact information, including by subscribing to our electronic newsletter(s) we will use your email address to send the requested newsletters. BLIIS may also send emails notifying you of other newsletters and updates that may be of interest to you. If a donation is made by you through the Website, you may be contacted for our improvement purposes using the email address that you provide.

Information Collection, Sharing and Disclosure

Automatically-Collected Data

BLIIS and its service providers may use various technologies to collect data automatically about your use of our Website. This automatically-collected data is used for the site’s operational purposes such as to administer and improve its overall content and operations. These technologies are also used to personalize the user’s experience with BLIIS and to provide functions such as storing password. The technologies that are used may include, for example:

  • Log Files, which may collect information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, geographic location, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.
  • Persistent and session cookies.
  • Flash cookies(or local stored objects), which are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web beacons, which may be embedded in our Website or used in HTML-based emails and newsletters to help measure the effectiveness of our electronic communications.

Aggregate Information

BLIIS may sometimes share aggregated demographic information about its user base with selected third-party partners. It may also share de-identified information at its discretion. This aggregated or de-identified information does not identify individual users.

Non-Donor Personal Information

BLIIS may disclose non-donor personal information that it collects in the following ways:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, agents, or service providers that we use to support our business and provide our services, in which case we make reasonable efforts to ensure that they are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use or share it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • As part of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of BLIIS’ assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by BLIIS about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information or with your consent.
  • As required by law; when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, property, or safety of BLIIS, our donors or others; and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies.

Donors Personal Information Protection

BLIIS will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information to anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, unless it has the donor’s specific permission to do so.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies. BLIIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites.

Security

The security of the user’s personal information is pivotal for BLIIS. The Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies uses safeguards or protections for the security of the users’ and donor’s personal information. For example, BLIIS may encrypt information using technologies such as SSL certificates on the site (Secure Sockets Layer).

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit BLIIS’ Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.bliis.org/about/terms-and-conditions.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

BLIIS periodically modify this privacy statement without further notice to the user. It is its policy to post any changes it makes to its privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified on the top of the page. Please revisit this page to check for any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding BLIIS’ privacy policy or our data collection practices, please contact us at:

The Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies
2425 Channing Way Ste B #302
Berkeley, California 94704
admin@bliis.org

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