Privacy Policy


This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and ZakatPedia, the owner and provider of this Website. Zakatpedia takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. ZakatPedia and UK Zakat Council is a project of The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI). All official address will be of the BBSI.
This privacy policy should be read carefully in conjunction with, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions below.

Definitions of terms used in this privacy policy:

ZakatPedia, we or us

3 Corran Gardens, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3EH

User or you

Any third party that accesses the Website that is neither employed by ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council nor providing a service to ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council


The Website that you are currently using, ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council, and any other sub-domains


Collectively all information that you provide to ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council via this Website.


A small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit and/or use certain features of the Website

Data Protection Laws

Any applicable law related to the processing of personal information, including but not limited to the GDPR, any national laws, regulations or legislations, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK


GDPR General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016

UK and EU Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications regulations 2011

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy only applies to the actions of ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council and Users with respect to this Website. It does not include other websites and any links to social media platforms.
For the purpose of the applicable Data Protection Laws, ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council is the “data controller”, and as such determines the purpose for which your Data is processed.

What Data do we collect and how?

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

Data is submitted to us by you

Data is received from other sources (third parties)

Data is collected automatically

Data is collected automatically

How do we use your Data?

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible experience when using our Website. We may use the Data, in accordance with this privacy policy, for the following reasons:
We may use your Data for the above mentioned purposes if we deem it necessary to do so. However, you have the right to refuse to and withdraw from such usage of your Data, as highlighted in the ‘Your Rights’ section below.
For any marketing communication, we require your consent. This may be via opt-in or opt-out options available at the point of use.

Who do we share your Data with?

ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council may share your Data with the following groups for the stated reasons:

Our employees, agents and / or advisors.

to ensure effective administration and to obtain professional advice

Third party payment providers

to enable third party payment providers to process user payments and refunds

Relevant authorities

to enable third party payment providers to process user payments and refunds in accordance with this privacy policy

How do we keep your Data secure?

We will use every measure to safeguard your Data. This includes:
Any suspected data breach will be dealt with following technical and organisational measures. If you suspect any misuse, loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please inform us immediately using this email address:
If you would like further information on how to stay safe online, you may wish to read more on Get Safe Online, which is supported by HM Government and leading businesses. For details on how to protect your devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and other online problems, please visit

How long do we keep your Data?

Unless a longer period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purpose outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
Certain Data may be kept due to tax or regulatory purposes. For example, if you have indicated that you wish to contribute Gift Aid.

Your rights

The following outlines your rights in relation to your Data:
To exercise any of your rights in relation to your Data set out above, please contact us via this email address:
If you are dissatisfied with the way we process any complaints in relation to your Data, you may contact the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at

Links to external websites

From time to time, this Website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no control or responsibility over the content found on such websites, and this privacy policy does not extend beyond this Website. You are advised to read the privacy policy for each individual website you visit.


This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your device. ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website, while taking steps to ensure your privacy is protected and respected at all times. All Cookies are in accordance to current UK and EU Cookie Law.
You will have the opportunity to accept or refuse the placement of Cookies when you first access the Website via a message bar. By consenting, you will help us provide you with a better experience. Denying consent may not allow the Website to function fully or as intended.
The three types of Cookies that may be placed on your device are:
The following third party tools are used to collect Cookies:
You may enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. The default for most browsers is the acceptance of Cookies. It is your responsibility to ensure that your browser is up-to-date.

Changes to this privacy policy

ZakatPedia/UK Zakat Council reserves the right to change this policy as we deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be updated on the Website and you are advised to read this privacy policy when such a change does occur or when you share your details. The date at the bottom will reflect the period the changes are made.
Last updated April 2022.
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3 Corran Gardens, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3EH