Privacy Policy


Lewisham Islamic Centre (Registered Charity Number: 1187279) owns and maintains and its server for the purpose of providing digital content to users via and connected applications. These services are provided by us at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform users regarding our policies with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information through the use of our services.

If you choose to use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving our provision of services to you. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our services, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to User ID (Anonymous). The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy.

Our mobile app may use third-party services to collect information used to identify you.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app


When making a donation through our website or mobile apps, you may be asked to submit some personal information for the purpose of completing your transaction. This may include details such as your full name, email address and debit/credit card details, the latter of which will never be stored by our website or related server. We retain your name and email address from donations in order to identify and manage your donation should you need any assistance, as well as to clain Gift Aid through the UK Charity Commission. We do not store payment related data and only use this information, in encrypted format, to pass to our payment gateway partners and complete your donation transaction.

Contact forms

Should you wish to contact us via our contact form, and in doing so, will be asked to fill some information such as names, phone numbers and email addresses. This information helps us to get in contact with you to address your enquiry effectively. We may retain your submission for a period of time in line with this policy.

Should you wish to apply for specific services which require detailed identification information, applications will only be held on our server insofar as the Centre requires to review and approve your application; the forms applicable are:

  • Funeral Fund
  • Islamic Marriage (Nikah)

Our web hosting service includes HTTP/3, a dedicated IP address, DDoS protection, and an SSL certificate.


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.

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

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.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy please contact us via our contact form or post/in-person at Lewisham Islamic Centre, 363-365 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6NZ, England, UK

Effective as of 2nd Aug, 2023

Updated 2nd Aug, 2023