Sacred Bond ™ is strongly committed to protecting your privacy.
Please also read Sacred Bond’s Terms & Conditions (“Terms”), which describes the terms under which you use our Services
This statement discloses the information gathering process and the privacy and dissemination practices for our services. Sacred Bond has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your personal privacy.
Our Services may contain links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
We have adopted the following practices in order to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information to the best of our ability.
This Policy details our commitment to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our Websites (“Website Visitors”), who register to use the products and services which we market for (subscription available at www.sacredbond.org) the “Service(s)”. For the purposes of this Policy, the term, “Websites”, shall refer collectively to www.sacredbond.org as well as the other websites that Sacred Bond ™ operates and that link to this Policy.
2. Scope Of This Policy
In addition to the Websites that link to this Policy, this Policy applies to the following:
- sacredbond.org website – a truly halal matrimonial solution to helping Muslims find like-minded partners and to actively help resolve the current “marriage crisis” affecting the ummah today.
In this Policy, personal information means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, and online identifier or to one or more factors specific to his/her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. The use of information collected through our Service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the Service for which the Subscribers has engaged.
Our Services may contain links to other websites and the information practices and the content of such other websites are governed by the privacy statements of such other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any such other websites to understand their information practices.
This Policy includes Account Information (as defined below) and other information we collect in connection with your registration or authentication into our Services (as defined below), security and privacy practices, including how we protect, collect, and use electronic data, text, messages, communications or other materials submitted to and stored within the Services by You (“Service Data”).
3. Information That You Provide To Us
When you register to use Sacred Bond’s Services, you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this customized service. We gather contact information (such as your name, address, phone number, your email address, wali contact details in case of sisters) and demographic information (like your location, city of residence, gender, and date of birth). We do not share, rent, or sell this information to any third party. If you choose to become a Premium Member, we collect financial information (like your credit card number, billing address, phone number, and expiry date). We will only use this information in the course of providing our Services to you, and will not under any circumstances share such information with outside parties.
In certain exceptional cases, If Sacred Bond deems it appropriate in its sole discretion, we may also request for a valid proof of identity with or without Photos in them which will be held for a definite period of time till we validate your account.
If you sign-up for a free trial Account, you are not required to enter your credit card information unless and until you decide to continue with a paid subscription to our Services. Third-party intermediaries are used to managing credit card processing. The intermediaries are not permitted to store, retain, or use your billing information for any purpose except for credit card processing on our behalf.
We will only use your financial information in the course of providing our Services to you. The specific financial information we collect is not rented, sold, or shared with any third party, except to the financial institution that processes your transaction or where required by law. Public information will be available for registered members to view. This includes your demographic information such as gender, age, appearance, religion, occupation, and geographical location. You are required to read the Terms & Conditions in order to understand your rights, privileges, and obligations whilst using the Sacred Bond services as a free or paying member.
We refer to any information described above as “Account Information” for the purposes of this Policy. By voluntarily providing us with Account Information, you represent that you are the owner of such personal data or otherwise have the requisite consent to provide it to us.
We ask for and may collect personal information such as name and email address from you when you submit web forms on our helpdesk or lead pages as part of our educational and promotional programs or requesting customer support, or otherwise communicating with us.
4. Information That We Collect From You On Our Websites
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:
Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used on our Websites or in email or other electronic communications we send to you. These assist us in delivering cookies, counting visits to our Websites, understanding usage and campaign effectiveness, and determining whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our third-party service providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
We collect analytics information when you use the Websites to help us improve them. We may also share anonymous data about your actions on our Websites with third-party service providers of analytics services such as Google Analytics.
5. Information Collected From Other Sources
Social Media Widgets:
The Websites include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Websites. These features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on the Websites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Websites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the companies that provide them.
You may provide us with information related to your use of our Services, including copies of your messages, and how to contact you so we can provide you customer support via our firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone calls from the number provided in section 14. For example, you may send us an email with information relating to our website performance, be contacted via phone for payment solutions or other issues. These are stored on our third-party services or platforms and you have complete right to have them deleted unless we need to hold them for legal purposes.
6. How We Use Information That We Collect
We may use the information we collect about you (including personal information, to the extent applicable) for a variety of purposes, including to (a) provide, operate, maintain, improve, and promote the Services; (b) enable you to access and use the Services; (c) process and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices; (d) send transactional messages, including responses to your comments, questions, and requests; provide customer service and support; and send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; (e) send promotional communications, such as providing you with information about products and services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, contests, and events; and provide other news or information about us and our partners. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us at email@example.com or following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing communications; (f) process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and rewards; (g) monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Websites and Services and for marketing or advertising purposes; (h) investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the Services, and other illegal activities; (i) personalize the Websites and Services, including by providing features or advertisements that match your interests and preferences; and (j) for other purposes for which we obtain your consent.
Legal Basis For Processing (Eea Only):
If you are an individual from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where: (a) we have your consent to do so, (b) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (e.g. to deliver the Sacred Bond Services you have requested), or (c) where the processing is in our or a third party’s legitimate interests (and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms). In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you, or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
Where we rely on your consent to process the personal information, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time. Please note that this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our (or a third party’s) legitimate interests which are not already described in this Notice, we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided at the end of this policy.
7. Sharing Of Information Collected
Third-Party Service Providers:
We share information, including personal information, with our third-party service providers that we use to provide hosting for and maintenance of our Websites, application development, backup, storage, payment processing, analytics and other services for us. These third-party service providers may have access to or process your personal information for the purpose of providing these services for us. We do not permit our third-party service providers to use the personal information that we share with them for their marketing purposes or for any other purpose than in connection with the services they provide to us.
Compliance With Laws And Law Enforcement Requests; Protection Of Our Rights:
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may disclose personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Service Agreement, or as otherwise required by law.
From time to time, we may post testimonials on Websites that may contain personal information. We obtain your consent to post your name along with your testimonial or keep it anonymous if you request so. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our products and services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the Websites and will store this information for the purpose of sending this initial email, tracking the success of our referral program and other marketing activities. Your referral may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove his/her information from our database.
The Websites may offer publicly accessible blogs, community forums, comments sections, discussion forums, or other interactive features (“Interactive Areas”). You should be aware that any information that you post in an Interactive Area might be read, collected, and used by others who access it. To request removal of your personal information from an Interactive Area, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Sacred Bond Websites Sharing:
We may share information, including personal information, with any website that belongs to Sacred Bond.
With Your Consent:
We may also share personal information with third parties when we have your consent to do so.
8. International Transfer Of Information Collected
Sacred Bond is a U.S. based business. We primarily store personal information about Website Visitors and Subscribers within the United States and Canada. To facilitate our operations, we may transfer and access such personal information from around the world, including from other countries in which the Sacred Bond has operations for the purposes described in this Policy. We may also transfer your personal information to our administrators, who may be located in a different country to you. Such countries may have laws that are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country.
If you are visiting our Websites from the EEA or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your personal information to the United States and other jurisdictions in which we operate. By providing your personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
If you are visiting our Websites from the EEA or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that by providing this personal information, you acknowledge that your personal information may be transferred to the United States and other jurisdictions in which we operate.
9. Communications Preferences
By signing up for this service, you specifically agree to receive communications from us, or through us, to the email address that you provide, including but not limited to: notifications of emails and instant messages you receive from other members on the site, relevant photos and profiles, updates regarding our service, special promotions and offers, and notices of changes to the site. Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving some types of communications from us by changing the settings on the page entitled “Email Preferences.” If you do not opt-out of receiving such notices, they will be sent to you automatically, at our discretion. Your general demographic information is used to personalize your experience on the site; to compose your personal profile, which is associated with an identity you have created; to allow other members to find you through a search; we do not send any advertisement from the third party via email to any member. You are required to read the Terms & Conditions in order to understand your rights, privileges, and obligations whilst using the Sacred Bond website as a free or paying member.
We offer those who provide personal contact information a means to choose how we use the information provided. You may manage your receipt marketing and non- transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our marketing emails or if you are a registered user on sacredbond.org you may modify your Email preferences in your Account settings. You may send a request to email@example.com.
10. How Long We Retain Your Personal Information:
You can always verify or request the removal of the personally identifiable information we have collected and change your registration information by visiting the appropriate subsection of “Edit Profile” To make changes to your profile, suspend your account, or remove your account completely, you may do so at any time by hiding the profile from “Profile options” page. Once the profile is hidden, you will no longer receive any electronic communication from the site (email or SMS), and no members can view your profile information.
Monitoring And Moderating Online Activity
Our members communicate with each other through the onsite mail. In order to ensure that Islamic Principles of modesty are maintained we reserve the right to monitor these messages to see if any of our site terms have been broken. Member submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication on a public area of the site.
11. Your Privacy Rights
Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to access, change, or remove your information will be handled within thirty (30) days.
A data subject who seeks access to, or who seeks to correct or, amend inaccuracies in, or delete personal information stored or processed by us, we will respond to their request within thirty (30) days. We will retain personal information that we store and process for as long as needed to provide the Services to our data subject. We will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Additional Rights For Eea And Certain Other Territories:
If you are from certain territories (such as the EEA), you may have the right to exercise additional rights available to you under applicable laws, including:
- Right of erasure: In certain circumstances, you may have a broader right to erasure of personal information that we hold about you – for example, if it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was originally collected. Please note, however, that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions or to comply with our legal obligations.
- Right to object to processing: You may have the right to request that Zendesk stop processing your personal information and/or to stop sending you marketing communications.
- Right to restrict processing: You may have the right to request that we restrict processing of your personal information in certain circumstances (for example, where you believe that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
- Right to data portability: In certain circumstances, you may have the right to be provided with your personal information in a structured, machine readable and commonly used format and to request that we transfer the personal information to another data controller without hindrance.
If you would like to exercise such rights, please contact us at the contact details in Section 14 below. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may take steps to verify your identity before complying with the request.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
12. Children’s Personal Information
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personal information through our Websites or Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through the Websites or Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided personal information to us through the Websites or Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information.
13. Changes To This Policy
If there are any material changes to this Policy, you will be notified by our posting of a prominent notice on the Websites prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of the Websites or the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of the Websites and the Services but we recommend that you talk to us at email@example.com before discontinuing our services.
14. Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this Policy or about the Sacred Bond’s privacy practices, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at:
Last updated on 26th August 2020.