Who we are

Our website address is: https://fornsidrofamerica.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Notice: Comments are disabled sitewide. This is so we can protect our site and its users from spam and malicious content. Our Privacy Policy still goes over comment activity for the sake of redundancy and transparency.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Contact forms

Currently, all form fields on the Forn Sidr of America website are for sitewide searches only. They do not record or store personal data on our server. However, suspicious activity will be flagged.


By using this site you agree to the use of cookies.

Slide-in popups use cookies to display once per day per user.

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.


Website activity by our visitors is collected via Google Analytics. This data includes anonymous information such as your browser type, operating system, approximate location, and session activity, such as page visits, session duration, and real-time session reporting. This is stored indefinitely for comparative analysis.

We do NOT collect data regarding user demographics, such as age, gender, or interest categories. 

Google Analytics does not collect data by users with a VPN.

Who we share your data with

Visitor data processed by Forn Sidr of America is not shared with anyone outside the active Director’s Council of Forn Sidr of America.

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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

Third-party platforms such as TeeSpring and PayPal collect information on behalf of Forn Sidr of America operations. This information not processed or stored by our website or servers.

Policy Updates

Our policies will be updated and changed on an as-needed basis. The changes will be communicated on our website via blog post and on our social medias.

Last edited: 9/10/2019