ISR on (IslamicSocietiesReview.org and ReasonedComments.org) is committed to the protection of personal information of the users of its websites. ISR Staff and external processors who have access to personal information and are associated with the processing of that information are obligated to respect the privacy and confidentiality of information.
If you visit ISR websites to read or download information, ISR may collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognized: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.
More information is collected and logged for advanced features, such as placing an order on ISR web servers for online payments, downloading from the online library (ISR archives), subscribing to an ISR or using the personalization features.
Use of Collected Information
Anonymous information is collected from visits to ISR websites to measure user activity on these websites. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through the servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest, and to help ISR provide better customer service. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on the servers. This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including “cookies”.
First what are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. The cookies send information back to the originating website or another website that recognizes that cookie.
Cookies can be permanent (these are known as persistent cookies) where they remain on your computer until you delete them, or temporary (these are known as session cookies) where they last only until you close your browser. Cookies can also be first-party cookies which are those set by the website which is being visited, or third-party cookies which are set by a website other than the one being visited.
Moreover, the following information is associated with the cookie: IP address, session number, customer ID (first name, last name and job function) and identification number for online payments, if used. If the user has chosen to “remember login and password”, those two items are encrypted and also associated with the cookie. When a registered ISR user returns to the site without logging in, the ID stored in the cookie is used to track the user (unless the user manually deleted the cookie, at which point the server will automatically create another cookie). If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can disable cookies in your browser.
Registration on ISR websites is optional. If you choose not to register or actively provide personal information, you can still use ISR websites. However, certain features, from ISR or affiliated websites that require registration may be unavailable (for example, online purchases or e-mail alerts).
ISR websites may enable you to communicate with other users and to post information, such as comments on articles, are accessible by others. You should be aware that when you choose to use these services, your information may be available to other users, and ISR has no control over the use of your information by these users.
You may also choose to receive promotional or marketing information from other organizations linked through our sites. When you do so, ISR will only disclose your name and physical and electronic addresses to them. However, you should note that these organizations may follow privacy policies and practices which may be different from those of ISR . At any time you can ask ISR or affiliated sites not to further disclose your name and addresses by sending an e-mail to the relevant contacts indicated on the website where you registered.
Throughout ISR websites, you may find links to other third-party websites. Please note that ISR is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third-party websites.
ISR websites may also include links to third-party web servers for online payments, which may have different privacy policies. You are therefore encouraged to review their privacy policies, when visiting these websites.
Individual Access and Right to Correction
You can ask ISR whether it is keeping personal information about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal information. As a safeguard against abuse ISR will ask you to provide proof of your identity before providing you with any personal information. If you are not able to do so, ISR reserves the right to refuse to send you the personal information.
You may request at any time that ISR corrects your personal information in its records. You may also request the deletion of such information, except when it has been collected for a specific purpose for which you have given your consent, for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or in order to comply with a legal obligation. For such requests, please send an e-mail to the relevant contacts using the link “Contact Us.”
Notification of Changes
Updated: April 22, 2016