Privacy Policy (8.5M) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website. Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through our website and email lists. If you have questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us at

Privacy of journalists’ email addresses

8.5M considers your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us.

When you sign up for the website

When you, as a journalist, sign up for the website, you will receive occasional emails from 8.5M following national breaking news stories that impact Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American communities. You may receive emails updating you on the website, but those will be rare. You can remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time, and simple instructions on how to remove yourself will be included in any e-mail you receive.

When you are featured on the website as an expert

When you, as an expert, are included in the database, your email address and phone number will be hidden from public view. Access to your contact information will only be available after a journalist signs up for alerts and their request is approved by 8.5M staff.

Resale or disclosure of information to third parties

We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address or email addresses with other organizations. Only 8.5M staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

Browser information collected on our website

As with any website operator, 8.5M analyzes our website logs to constantly improve the value of our website. We use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorized agents of browser accesses to our site. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users' personally identifiable information.

Personalization of Content

We use cookies on our site to personalize and customize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see

However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at this and on other sites throughout the Internet may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.


We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving financial data from our site. In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information at our site that we have collected from you.