CMPAC – Privacy 

Last Updated: January 2024

Thank you for visiting the Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) website. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information you provide on our website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the terms and practices described in this policy.

Information Collection:

  1. Personal Information: We may collect personal information, including but not limited to, your name, contact information, and other details you voluntarily provide when filling out forms on our website.
  1. Automated Information: Like many websites, we may collect certain non-personal information automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, and access times.

Use of Information:

  1. We use the information collected to respond to your inquiries, provide requested services, and improve our website.
  1. Personal information may be used for communication purposes, such as sending newsletters, updates, or event invitations if you have opted to receive such communications.

Disclosure of Information:

  1. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice or as required by law.
  1. Trusted third parties may assist us in operating our website and conducting our business, provided they agree to keep your information confidential.

Data Security:

  1. We implement security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.
  1. While we strive to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


  1. We may use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. You can choose to disable cookies through your browser settings, but this may affect your ability to access certain features of the site.

Links to Third-Party Websites:

  1. Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. We do not endorse or have control over the content or privacy practices of these websites.

Ontario Privacy Legislation Compliance:

  1. We adhere to the privacy principles outlined in the Ontario Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA):

  1. Our website is not directed towards individuals under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

  1. We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Please check this page periodically for changes.

Contact Information:

  1. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Who we are

Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.