Privacy Policy

This Statement of Privacy applies to the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to ICJS include the organization and its website, icjs.org. The ICJS website is a source for interreligious understanding and scholarship. By using the ICJS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://icjs.org.

Collection of your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the site. These may include: (a) registering for an event; (b) sending us an email message; (c) completing a transaction.

If you make a transaction with ICJS, your billing and credit card information is used to complete the purchase. All credit card and billing information is handled through encrypted Merchant Gateway services, and no such data is stored by ICJS.

To wit, your information will be used for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

ICJS collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

ICJS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ICJS and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

ICJS does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

ICJS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, phone number) is not transferred to the third party. ICJS may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ICJS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

ICJS may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ICJS or the site; (b) protect and defend the right or property of ICJS; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ICJS, or the public.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service. 

Google Analytics is a web analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. For more information on the Google privacy practices, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms website.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware may be automatically collected by ICJS. This information can include: your IP address; browser type; domain names; access times; and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ICJS website.

ICJS and our service providers use cookies—small data files sent from websites to users’ computers to optimize usage —to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with ICJS or third parties that use our services. This information helps us recognize you, customize your website experience, and make our marketing messages more relevant. Examples of this information include, but are not limited to: pages you visit; purchase information; device type; and search terms.

Children Under Thirteen

ICJS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications

From time to time, ICJS may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from ICJS you may opt out of such communications by contacting info@icjs.org.

Changes to this Statement

ICJS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

ICJS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that ICJS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact ICJS at:

Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies
956 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21204
info@icjs.org  |  410.494.7161

Effective as of June 15, 2020.