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Last Modified: 1st January 2020
The information we collect from you comprises of the general information that we collect from all users and some specific information that you provide us upon registering on the Athan app or IslamicFinder.org. The information we gather is only for improving your experience and giving you better versions of our features.
Certain information about your visit can be collected when you browse our website. This i When you browse IslamicFinder.org, we, and in some cases our third-party service providers, can collect the following types of information about your visit, including:
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections, to help make our site more useful to visitors, and to improve our public education and outreach through digital advertising. Also, this information is sometimes used to personalize the content we show to you on third-party sites.
The general information we collect is applicable to all our Athan users. All these permissions except for the user’s device information is obtained only after the user’s consent. Whenever we collect any information of the user, it is transmitted to us in a secure way. The following permissions are taken on app level that we require from you:
You can always change your permission settings on Athan by going into your Device’s settings:
If you want to change your app permissions for Location,Media storage/Photos, Camera, Address Book/Contacts
If you want to change app permissions for Notifications
If you want to change your app permissions for Location, Media storage/Photos, Phone State
If you want to change app permissions for Notifications
The information you provide us directly is upon Signing up. There are two types of accounts present on Athan and IslamicFinder.org, “Business” and “Individual/Personal”. The Business account type is only available for Local Muslims features users. Through this account you can promote your business on our Local Muslims platform by creating events, posting promotions and much more. Personal account is your own account through which you can create personal events and share posts. Business account users can set a type of business (Halal food, Mosque & Organization, School & Education and Other) to their accounts which will be visible on their profiles. They can also add Bio, website, contact info and their addresses in about section which is also exclusive for business accounts. Creating a business account will also add their business names to the list of Places/Organization in Local Muslims. A personal account can not have any of these features, however it can create an event or a discussion in the same way as a business account can do. Both the business and Personal account can use all the features that we offer including PrayerBook and Ramadan Book.
For Business account when you sign up you will provide us with your “Business type”, “Full Name”, “Email Address”, “Password”, “Location” and “Profile Picture”(optional). Later a Business account through its profile can add its “Bio”, “Website”, “Contact” and “Address”. For Personal account you provide us with your “Full Name”, “Email Address”, “Password”, “Location” and “Profile Picture”(optional). All of this information can be edited via your Profile. A user’s Personal profile is not viewable to other users whereas all users can view a Business profile.
Our Global Muslims feature is currently available in all countries users can share posts, likes and comments in the form of Discussions. This is purely user generated data and we do not own anything.
Local Muslims feature is currently available for New York,USA users only but if you have created a business account staying in New York and shift to any other location this feature will be visible to you. In Local Muslims users can create and share posts, likes and comments. They can also create events like Iqama, Talks, Halal food ,Fund Raise, Sports and Muslim Gathering. This is purely user generated data and we do not own anything.
We store Prayer logs and badges earned by our PrayerBook users. Personal profile is not public, however Business profile is public but for both accounts no user can view any other user’s Prayer logs or badges.
For our Ramadan Book users, we store Fast and Deed logs and the badges earned. Personal profile is not public, however Business profile is public but for both accounts no user can view any other user’s Ramadan book history or the badges earned.
We don’t share or sell your data with anyone. Only these mentioned tools get your data for advertisements,sharing or tracking purposes.
This is governed by the security and privacy policies of their respective websites. You should review the privacy policies of all websites before using them so that you understand how your information may be used. For app analytics, we use Google(Firebase) and Facebook analytics and for crashes and issue investigation, we use Crashlytics. These analytics do not collect your personal information and only help us in improving your experience.
The information that you provide is completely safe with us as our users’ safety is our utmost priority. We have taken special safety and security measures to ensure data protection of our valued users. The information that you provide us is purely and solely used to give you a personalized experience and to improve any shortcomings our app has in order to facilitate you. We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.
None of the user’s Prayer logs, badges, posts, comments, events, Deeds and Fast history is shared with any third party companies. At any given time the user can download his data to review it or delete his account with IslamicFinder permanently.
We store our users’ posts, likes, comments and whether they have reported a particular post. This information is stored in order to display it on the application and website. None of this is shared with any third party. At any time if the user wants, he can delete a particular post or report any other user’s post if he finds it inappropriate.
For this feature we store users’ posts, likes, comments, events made and whether they have reported a particular event or a post. This information is stored in order to display it on the application and website. None of this is shared with any third party. At any time if the user wants, he can delete a particular post or report any other user’s post if he finds it inappropriate.
We store Prayer logs and badges earned by our PrayerBook users in order to maintain there Prayer history and award them new badges and help them keep track of their Prayers.
We store Fast and Deed logs and badges earned by our Ramadan Book users in order to observe their performance during the holy month of Ramadan and help them keep track of their Fasts.
The information that you provide us directly after signing up, which includes your “Full Name” and “Email Address”, is used for sending you a more personalized email and newsletters regarding our exciting updates. Only registered users who have an account with IslamicFinder or the ones who have specifically subscribed to our newsletter fall under this category. At any point in time, the user can unsubscribe from our newsletter following which he/she will not get any personalized emails from us. Surveys which help us in getting feedback to improve our app are also sent to the users on the basis of the App version number that they are using. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys. We use “Device ID” in order to send personalized notifications and updates regarding our exciting features. Again, at any point in time, the user can opt out of the push notifications permission that he has given to Athan by going to his device’s settings and of IslamicFinder.org by going to chrome Settings.
At any point in time our users can contact us via our support email address that is “email@example.com”. When they do so, the “Email Address” by which they are sending the email is visible to our support agents, along with their Device information that they are sending which includes their Device Model, Device OS and their App version number. We use this information to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).
IslamicFinder products use a variety of third-party web tools for web analytics. We use these tools to collect basic information about visits and behaviour of our users on both IslamicFinder.org and Athan. This information is then used to maintain the website including: monitoring site stability, measuring site traffic, optimizing site content, improving search engine optimization and may help make the site more useful to visitors. For Athan the information we gather from our analytics (Google, Facebook, Crashlytics) only helps us to improve your current experience. This information is not personal and only facilitates us in improving and understanding how our users use Athan. At any point of time our users can opt out of these third-party tracking services by switching of analytics services that we offer in our Athan settings or use the IslamicFinder.org privacy manager to opt-out of website analytics tools.
However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the ‘Help’ section of your browser, but be aware that certain functionality may not be available to you.
Any information that you want us to change or delete, for instance, your email address, can be requested by you. These requested changes will be made only after your consent, and we will update you regarding them. For any such requests you can always contact us on our support email i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be storing the permissions that you have allowed the Athan app and IslamicFinder.org for audit purposes.
Newsletters are sent to our users weekly/bi-weekly/monthly which update the users on our exciting features, promotions, articles and much more. We use AWS services and Sendgrid to send newsletters. Newsletters are sent only to those users who have registered on the Athan app or IslamicFinder.org. We have given an option in our newsletters whereby users can unsubscribe. The user can unsubscribe from our newsletters whenever he wishes to.
To give you more choices of signing up and providing you with the ease of signing up through just one click, we have given the option of signing up through Facebook. To give you a personalized feeling in the app, the information of your Facebook account that we use includes, your “Facebook Name”, “Facebook Email” and “Facebook ID”. All of this is stored in our Database and only your name and email is used for sending newsletters, given you have opted for it. Apart from this, the user can share whatever he wants to share (earned badges, Duas, Ayats,Events,Posts,Articles on News) via social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp or other shareability platforms like Bluetooth etc.
With our in-app purchases we allow our users to buy our exciting promotions and become our premium users. For in-app purchases we use Google Play and App Store services for our Android and iOS apps respectively. We do not store your credit card information, you will be solely held responsible in case of any loss of data. Please review Google Play and App store policies for further information.
Our support channel that we use to handle all our user queries, feedbacks and issues is Zendesk. With Zendesk we only get to view our user’s “Email Address” and Device information that they are sending which includes their Device Model, Device OS and their App version number.We use this information to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues. If you are contacting us then you are sharing this information of yours at your own risk. Our support agents can also help update or delete your account information if it is requested by our users.
The information we gather from our analytics only helps us to improve your current experience. We use analytics in order to personalize your app experience and send you personalized push notifications. Through analytics we collect basic site usage information such as: how many visits IslamicFinder.org receives, the pages visited by consumers, time spent on the site, the number of return visits to the site, the approximate location of the device used to access the site, types of devices used, etc. This information is then used to maintain the website including: monitoring site stability, measuring site traffic, optimizing site content, and improving the consumer experience. At any point in time, you can choose to opt out of our app analytics tracking for Google(Firebase) and Facebook by turning off permissions via App Settings, Athan Analytics option given in the app or use the IslamicFinder.org privacy manager to opt-out of website analytics tools.
For advertisements we use Google ads. We assure you that the ads we show you are not personalized and that we share no information with these third parties. The reason we are using advertisements in our app is because our revenue model is based on advertisements. To provide you with a better experience, at any point in time, if you find any ad inappropriate, or not according to your taste, you can report or block it on Athan as well as IslamicFinder.org. IslamicFinder.org third-party web services to conduct outreach and education through the use of digital advertising from the users Locations. These third-party services may collect information through the use of web beacons that are located on our pages. A web beacon is a see-through graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows us to collect information regarding the use of the web page that contains the web beacon. We use web beacons to tell when a user is redirected to IslamicFinder.org because of a Locations advertisement that we ran on another website was clicked on or otherwise interacted with (known as “click tracking” or “conversion tracking”) and to better target Locations advertisements (known as “retargeting”). uses third-party tools to help deliver advertising. Vendors that operate the third-party tools may also gather information about your visits to third-party sites outside of IslamicFinder.org. However, while does not track your individual-level activity on the Internet outside of IslamicFinder.org, our vendors may collect information automatically collected by IslamicFinder.org (not information you provide),and combine it with data they collect elsewhere for targeted advertising purposes. You can opt out of this type of data collection via Privacy Manager, Ad Choices, and Do Not Track. See Your Choices about tracking and data collection below for methods to opt out of this type of collection. The outreach and education analytics tools provide reports which aggregate data such as the number of clicks on advertisements.
Your Ramadan book Fast and Deed logs and PrayerBook Prayer logs along with your Dua and Quran bookmarks data along with the events and posts created by you using our community feature and Places is cached (stored on your device temporarily) for sometime before it is sent to our Servers for a smooth app experience. Once it is sent to our servers, it is safe and secure. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data. We store your personal information on our Servers which follow all the security protocols, monitoring and trying to prevent any security breaches. All this data which is cached which includes PrayerBook stats, Global and Local Muslims events is present as view only on our website IslamicFinder.org and you can not edit from there.
We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile to controlling the visibility of your posts. We offer you settings on both Athan and IslamicFinder.org to control and manage the personal data we have of you.
You can perform the following actions on your account at any time:
On Athan you can edit some of your Personal account data through your account which includes, updating your “Name”, “Profile Picture”, “Hometown”, “Password”. Business account can edit “Full Name”, “Email Address”, “Password”, “Hometown”, “Profile Picture”, “Bio”, “Website”, “Contact” and “Address” . Both accounts can edi the posts and events that they have made on Global or Local Muslims. You can also ask us to change your “Email Address” associated with your account, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
You can download a copy of your data that is being used in Athan and IslamicFinder.org and is linked to your account. The download options is present on both platforms. The following information will be sent to you in the form of a download link via email once requested:
You can delete your account by going into our App settings or logging into IslamicFinder.org. Once you have deleted your account, you will not be able to sign in using the same account. You will have to register again on the Athan app or IslamicFinder.org in order to use the same account. However at the moment you cannot sign up for a Business account via IslamicFinder.org. Once you delete or terminate your account, IslamicFinder will delete all your data associated with this account which includes:
The only information that IslamicFinder will keep with it is the email address associated with this account which will let us know that this account has been deleted and help us maintain a record of deleted accounts. If you wish to delete your account via our IslamicFinder website, you will have to delete it using the Athan app by signing in from the same Email address from the Edit profile.
At any point in time, you can choose to opt out of our newsletter subscription. In order to opt in again you will have to re-subscribe or you can always send a request to our support channel. All of these above mentioned functionalities can be done by us if you send us a request via our support representative.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, IslamicFinder, its Affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain information (your email address primarily) and your permission consents for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. Your email address will be retained in order to keep track of the deactivated accounts.
Prayer times are based on your location, we use multiple cookies for IslamicFinder.org as mentioned in clause “2.5.2” and longitude latitude along with Calculation and Juristic methods for calculation of our Prayer Times according to your region. All this data is verified from authentic sources. We do our best to give our users error free and seamless product experience, however if you have any queries you can report to us at email@example.com
Quran is one of our most popular features of IslamicFinder. To provide our users with authentic data, we are using a renowned project Tanzil services for our Quranic data. Tanzil offers a highly verified Unicode Quran text to be used in Quranic websites and applications. IslamicFinder does not own any of the data present in Quran and is using Tanzil.net services.
Dua is also a popular feature of IslamicFinder. We have brought to you more than 200 Duas with authentic sources which have been taken out from Kutub al-Sittah, which is considered to be the most authentic source of hadith. This has six (originally five) books containing collections of hadith compiled by six Sunni Muslim scholars in the ninth century CE. We do not own any of the data shown in Dua and is using Kutub al-Sittah as a source of hadith.
At the start of every month our team reviews the popular Islamic Organizations which update and notify Hijri date adjustments according to lunar changes through Firebase. These changes are reviewed every month to make sure that our Hijri Calendar is accurate. IslamicFinder and its services do not own any of this data and our using renowned Islamic Organizations as a resource to provide our users authentic dates.
Iqama is an eventy type of our Local Muslims feature along with Talks, Halal food ,Fund Raise, Sports and Muslim Gathering. All the events created by a Personal or a Business account are owned by those accounts respectively. All the data is created by public and IslamicFinder does not own anything. If you find any event in-appropriate you can always report it.
Although the content shown on IslamicFinder products in appropriate for any age of audience, however, children under the age of 13 are advised to create their accounts under the supervision of their parents or legal guardian. You must be over the age required by the laws of your country to create an account or otherwise use the services, or we will need to obtain verifiable consent from your parent or legal guardian. For any queries feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that IslamicFinder would be able to access only what the user wants to share. Any information shared with us by the user is completely protected and secure. Keeping our user's personal information safe is our utmost priority.
Sometimes we might have trouble finding where you are located. Having your current location will help us to get you more accurate prayer times and nearby Islamic places. Here are some things you can do to help fix the problem.