Privacy policy

Privacy Policy (the basics)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will never sell your personal information to anyone ever. For endorsements, letters to the editor, and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information, which means anyone can access and view it. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to your state legislators, governor, members of Congress, or the President as part of a endorsement. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will send you updates on this and other important campaigns by email. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so.

COMPLETE PRIVACY POLICY

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA’s public endorsement website, http://trueislam.wpengine.com/endorse/ (the “Site”), are operated by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA (“We” or “Us” or “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA”). We want you to know what you should expect when you use this Site. We’re members too, and we believe you should be informed about how your information will be used. This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and to data gathered only on the Site. This privacy policy does not apply to any other website or any offline contact between Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA and any other entity or offline contact between you and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by following the unsubscribe link included in any email from TrueIslam.com. The Site is directed to users in the United States only. This privacy policy was last updated on Dec 15, 2015.

You may visit the Site and review some of its contents without providing any personal information to TrueIslam.com. To create or sign a endorsement, to make comments, or to upload content, such as photographs, on Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA’s endorsement website, you will be asked to become a member of the Site (“Member”), and must provide information including your first name, last name, address, phone number, email address, and street address (“Personal Information”). Once you create and/or sign a endorsement, some of your information will be made public, including without limitation your first name, last name, city, and state (“Public endorsement Information”). Public endorsement Information—that is, information that is provided generally during the endorsement signing process—is considered public information, and you should assume that it will be made public. All other information you have been asked to provide will not be made public. Your Personal Information will be shared with TrueIslam.com and MuslimsForPeace.org (the “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Entities”), but only Public endorsement Information will be available to the public.

If you become a Member, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA may send you updates about the Site and about any endorsement you created or signed by email. If you sign a endorsement on the Site, you may also receive emails from the creator of that endorsement. You can remove yourself from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA mailing lists at any time by following the instructions contained in any email communication you receive.

If you have expressed a desire to participate in the activities on the Site, you may be contacted by phone (1-800-949-4752) to coordinate your participation with TrueIslam’s endorsement website or other Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA activities. Unless you provide it directly, we will not have access to your phone information. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, you can call 1-800-949-4752.

Except as noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not, without your express permission, share your email address or telephone number with other organization or company EXCEPT for the following:

  • The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Entities: TrueIslam.com and MuslimsForPeace.org.
  • Affiliated Third Parties—for example, our database administrators or organizations that provide extra organizers at an urgent time—for the sole purpose of helping Us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by Us.
  • Third-Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA or TrueIslam.com and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

Endorsements are public documents. That means that the public may have access to your name, city, state, and any comments you make while on the Site, as well as the content of the endorsement(s) you have signed. In addition, you or TrueIslam.com—with your permission—may affirmatively pass along Personal Information to the following groups and individuals (as is standard practice):

  • Elected officials and other targets of your choosing that you decide to send messages to through our online messaging tool.
  • Elected officials, other targets of your choosing, and the general public when you sign endorsements or complete surveys.
  • Third-party networking sites that you choose to use to share the endorsement(s) you sign.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, Our Terms of Use outline how and when TrueIslam’s endorsement website should be used. In cases where we determine that Members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, endorsement creators sending harassing or commercial email to endorsement signers), or, in TrueIslam’s discretion, any purpose that is inconsistent with our Terms of Use, such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will also release Personal Information pursuant to a valid subpoena or court order.

Please review this privacy policy periodically because we modify it from time to time. Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting the terms of this privacy policy in effect at that time. You are also accepting our specific rules or Terms of Use, which may be posted on specific sections of the Site, including areas for making donations, signing endorsements or sending emails, and taking part in our photo campaigns.

SHARING OF INFORMATION BETWEEN TrueIslam.com AND Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues.

Endorsements AND SURVEYS

For endorsements and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information and reserve the right to share that information with anyone and to disclose it publicly in connection with the transmittal of endorsements and publicizing of such endorsements. For example, we may provide compilations of endorsements, with your comments, to the president, members of Congress, state elected officials and/or state legislators, the media, and/or other nonprofit or advocacy or political organizations. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city, and state, available to the creator of the endorsement, targets of endorsements other than those noted above, the press, and public online.

SENDING EMAILS VIA TrueIslam.com endorsement WEBSITE

In certain cases, we enable website administrators to send individual emails to signers of endorsements they have created, the president, legislators, and other targets as well as letters to the editor to various news publications, through our website. These messages are sent in the website administrator’s name, with the website administrator’s email address as the return address and the website administrator’s full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will be sent out under the website administrator’s name only as the website administrator approves them on an individual basis using our email messaging tool. If you are a website administrator, you are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool.

PHONE CAMPAIGNS

From time to time, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA staff members, volunteers, and vendors may contact you by telephone about urgent campaigns. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, please call us at 800-747-4752 or click here: <link> Please allow eight to ten business days for your information to be removed.

CHILDREN

This Site is not directed at children and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA does not knowingly collect information—nor does it want to collect information—from anyone under the age of 18. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Entities do not solicit personally identifying information from children.

COOKIES

Some parts of the Site are password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon log-in, we will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how to do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.

ADVERTISING

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the Internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

DATA TRACKING

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyze web logs. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal to most Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA members.

URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing endorsements and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL that contains an ID—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs that do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may provide links to third-party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Site. Third-party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has no control over such third-party websites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is not responsible for the availability of such third-party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

TrueIslam.com Civic Action may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our website home page and post the changes on this page. We endeavor to, and make commercially reasonable efforts only to, change our policies and practices to make them more protective of Member information collected prior to the effective date of any changes. We will keep you informed of changes and we encourage all users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can contact us: http://trueislam.wpengine.com/contact