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Any personal information that we collect from you will only be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Legal Notices

ICOUK (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “ICOUK”, "we", "us" or "our") is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information which we may collect through the Moon Sighting UK ( website (the “Website”).

1. Contact Details

1.1 If you have any queries in relation to our Privacy Policy, please email us via our on-line Contact Us form.

2. Introduction

2.1 This Website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

2.2 If we change our Privacy Policy we will place notices on the Website and post the changes on this page. If you are not happy with any changes to the Privacy Policy we must ask that you stop using the Website.

3. Personal Information Collected

3.1 It may be necessary for us to collect personal information from you. The types of information collected by us will vary depending on your use of the Website, as described below.

3.2 Mailing List: To subscribe to Moon Sighting alert messages and news updates you need to register with us your contact details by completing the Membership Registration Form. To unsubscribe, please email us via our on-line Contact Us form.

3.3 Events Registration: To register as a delegate for an event you must complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to give your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address). This information enables us to process your enrolment online and contact you about the events in which you have expressed interest. You may also elect to provide demographic information (such as company name and position). The provision of such information enables us to provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website. If you choose to pay by credit card, you must provide financial information such as your credit card number and expiration date. Credit card orders are processed securely with the use of SSL technology.

4. Use of Personal Information

4.1 This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you have provided it and to perform services that you have requested; to communicate with you about your use of the Website and/or changes to the Website; to send you Moon Sighting alert messages and updates which you request or which we believe may be of interest to you.

4.2 If necessary, we may pass your information between our committees. Our committees are listed on this Website (see About Us) and the list is updated as appropriate. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times ICOUK will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

4.3 Apart from the above, we will never pass your personal information to anyone else without your consent unless we are obliged to do so: by law and/or pursuant to government or regulatory requests; by a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence (once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request); to protect our users and ourselves or to ensure the proper operation of our systems.

4.4 If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive communication or alert emails and/or SMS from us, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us via our on-line Contact Us form.

5. Other Information

5.1 We may also collect and disclose aggregate information to third parties (e.g. the number of mosques following our Moon Sighting criteria). This information will not include data that can be used to identify any individual and is used for statistical analysis and strategic development purposes.

6. Consent

6.1 By using our Website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

7. Cookies

7.1 A "Cookie" is a small piece of information sent by our web server to your web browser, which enables us to record anonymous details and allows you to move around the Website faster. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, for instance, to enable us to simplify a logging-on process, to help ensure the security and authenticity of users and to enable traffic monitoring. You can find out more about the way cookies work at

7.2 Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function your use of the Website may be impaired.

8. Transferring Information Overseas

8.1 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you (e.g. Mobile Phone number for SMS alerts).

8.2 Owing to the global nature of the Internet, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections to ours in place regarding your information and its use as set out in this policy. However, we will do our best to ensure that your personal information is secure.

9. Security

9.1 As required by UK data protection laws, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you send to us.

10. Access Rights

10.1 Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that ICOUK holds about you, which is freely available for ICOUK members via your secure login on our website. However, if you wish to request a printed copy, please email us via our on-line Contact Us form, enclosing a PayPal payment reference for £35 [1] in respect of the statutory fee. When writing to us, please state your name and postal address and provide brief details of the information that you require.

10.2 If you believe that any information ICOUK holds about you is incorrect or incomplete, please update them via your secure login (if you are an ICOUK member) or please email us via our on-line Contact Us form and we will endeavour to correct any incorrect information as soon as possible.