Muftah is committed to preserving our users’ privacy, a determination reflected in our readership’s ability to freely access our website without involuntarily divulging personal or proprietary information. Any personally identifiable information (“personal information”) Muftah has gathered about our readers has been voluntarily disclosed to us, such as through subscriptions for receipt of email updates or other notices.  Muftah utilizes this personal information, including email addresses and other demographic information, to share material with our readership, which they have requested or in which they may have an interest. Muftah may also use readers’ personal information to assess and improve our services.  Entities assisting Muftah on technical and internal issues may be permitted to access this proprietary data on a need-to-know basis, subject to confidentiality protections.

Consistent with this policy, Muftah automatically gathers non-personal information from all visitors to the site.  Specifically, Muftah collects users’ IP addresses to collect broad demographic data regarding our readership.  Muftah may also use cookies to enhance users’ experience with the site, employing this data to tailor our visitors’ experiences and display content that is in particular alignment with their interests.  Cookies help track a person’s “session” while online, are not related to any personally identifiable information, and are not used to retrieve information from users’ computers, which was not originally sent in a cookie.  Muftah also reserves the right to share aggregate demographic information, which is not personally identifiable, with our advertisers.

If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies from being set to your hard drive or device, or to clear existing cookies from your browser’s or device’s cache, you may be able to disable them in your browser’s or device’s preferences, although your browser or device might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on Muftah. Visitors desiring to prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics may use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose.

Muftah shall not sell, rent, or lease our visitors’ personal information to others.  Muftah shall not intentionally disclose users’ personal information to any third party except: (1) when users have authorized Muftah to share such information, or (2) when Muftah is required to do so by law or in the event of legal action arising from information posted by the user. Muftah is not responsible for user information provided to third party sites to which Muftah links.  Except as otherwise stated herein, Muftah may freely use and disclose any information and materials received from readers or collected through visitors’ use of the Website for any lawful reason or purpose.

Use of this site confirms the user’s agreement and consent to the terms of the above policy. This policy may be updated or changed at any time in our discretion, with all changes effective as of the date of posting. Continued use of Muftah following such alternations constitutes agreement to abide by the revised policy terms. We advise readers to check this page periodically for any changes.

Users who wish to unsubscribe from email updates or other notices provided by Muftah should send an email stating such to [email protected], with the subject “REMOVE FROM MAILING LIST.” Any other questions or concerns should be addressed to the same email address.

[Updated March 13, 2016]