Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Muslim Diaspora is an online platform dedicated to celebrating the success and diversity of Muslims from across the globe. Our website address is

For all enquiries please email us at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

At The Muslim Diaspora, your privacy is of our upmost importance and concern. When visiting our website, we do not collect any personal data, but WordPress does allow us to view the region from which you are visiting and the site from which you were directed. WordPress also uses cookies – a policy which you can read more about here.

If you choose to join us as a contributor, or have your work featured on our website, we will collect the following information with your consent:

  • Your first and last name (at your discretion)
  • Email Address

The reason we collect this data is so we are able to give you credit for your work through our plugin ‘AuthorBox’, which provides us with a small box at the end of each published article/work which will list the details provided to us by the author through which they are able to gain credit and also link their social media and blogs. This information is only publicly displayed with your consent and can be removed when requested.


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 anonymised 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 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties. WordPress also does not store or collect any personal data.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register as contributors, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile for as long as they choose to keep their contribution on our site. If you decide that you would no longer like us to keep your contribution, this can be deleted with a 24 hour notice period along with your personal data. All users can request to edit or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We will never pass on your information to third parties.

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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

All data protection concerns and requests can be directed to

Additional information

How we protect your data

All submissions received are safeguarded through a two factor authentication system. Your data will never be passed on to temporary members of the team and to those who do not need to access it. Submissions are handled solely by the Editor-in-Chief and Editor.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Last Updated – July 2018