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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the policies and procedures relating to personal information collected from individuals using websites owned and operated by the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA).

We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy without prior notice. If we do make changes to the policy, we will post the revised policy on jwa.org, with a date at the end indicating when such changes or modifications were made. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of these changes. Your continued use of jwa.org will signify your acceptance of these changes.

What does the JWA Privacy Policy apply to?

This Privacy Policy applies to jwa.org, Jewesses with Attitude (jwablog.jwa.org), and MyBatMitzvahStory.org, all created and maintained by JWA.

Please note that by using any of these websites, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, do not use jwa.org, Jewesses with Attitude (jwablog.jwa.org), or MyBatMitzvahStory.org. Should we add sites to those covered by this Privacy Policy, we will provide an easily identifiable link to this Privacy Policy on each one.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information submitted and collected online and does not apply to information that may be collected by JWA offline. In addition, this Privacy Policy does not extend to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we provide links (i.e., third-party websites).

What types of information does JWA collect from users?

We may collect information about your activity on the sites (such as logging IP addresses) for routine system administrative purposes, to make our websites more interesting and useful, or to manage content delivery. For instance, we use technology to track traffic patterns on the website. Once you have logged onto a JWA website, we use logs of database transactions and server interactions to track where you go and what you do on the website. We use this data to understand how the website is being used, so we can improve the user experience.

JWA uses “cookies,” pieces of information sent to your computer while a user is viewing a website. Cookies allow a website to “remember” how a visitor has used a website. None of the data collected through these methods is associated with any personally identifiable information.

JWA may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when you: respond to polls or surveys, add content or comments to our websites or blog, register for electronic mailings, sign up for additional services, or communicate with us by mail, telephone, or electronically.

Does JWA comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Policy Act (COPPA)?

As a non-profit organization, JWA is exempt from the COPPA law. It is vitally important to JWA that young people using our site(s) are safe, and that the experience is appropriate to a young child. Therefore, JWA applies COPPA-like precautions to notify parents, collect information, and manage its youth-oriented websites.

How can I access, change, or delete personally identifiable information?

Should a user wish to have his/her information removed, he/she is required to contact JWA and request that personal information be permanently removed.

What kinds of security measures does JWA take to safeguard personally identifiable information?

JWA uses general best practices to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected on jwa.org or any of its subsites. Personal information collected by JWA is stored securely and only accessible to authorized employees.

JWA may disclose personal information when it is required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose a user or JWA to legal liability. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, JWA’s user information may be transferred to our successor or assignee.

Users may gain access to websites that are not operated by JWA through hypertext links on site pages. JWA provides these links purely as a service to users; the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by JWA of the website linked to. JWA assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the websites operated by JWA, including any websites which may be accessed through links on a website operated by JWA.

Unless otherwise indicated one one of JWA’s websites, JWA is not sponsored by or affiliated with the linked websites. Trademarks used in connection with linked websites are not trademarks of JWA. JWA specifically disclaims responsibility for anyone under 13 years of age viewing material intended for adults on a website accessed through a link provided on a JWA-affiliated website.

How do I ask a question, file a complaint, or cancel an account with JWA?

If you have any questions, complaints, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or JWA’s information collection practices, please contact us using the online form or at:
Jewish Women’s Archive
138 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA, 02446
617-232-2258

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Privacy Policy." (Viewed on August 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/privacy>.

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