Privacy Policy

We generated this Privacy Policy to explain the types of information we collect through our Web site located at www.FindYourSummer.org and the various social networking platforms that we use (each, a “Site”) and how we will use, disclose, and protect this information.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy.  We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Privacy Policy on this page with a new Effective Date.  In some cases (for example, if we significantly expand our use or sharing of your personal information), we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address we have on file for you.   In some cases, we may request your consent to the changes.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to FINDYOURSUMMER.ORG by sending us an email. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Who are “we”?

FindYourSummer.org is jointly funded by United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc. ("UJA-Federation") and The Jim Joseph Foundation.  The Jewish Education Project is the operator of FindYourSummer.org.  Any reference within these policies to “we” or “us” or similar pronouns indicates any or all of UJA-Federation of NY, The Jim Joseph Foundation and/or The Jewish Education Project.

What Information We Collect:
Our Site does not require the submission of any personal information in order to use the Site.  However, users may optionally provide their name, email address and phone number to sign up for our e-newsletter or ask us for information. 

As is the case with many Web sites, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our Site, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider.  We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your Site usage.  Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the pages, content or ads you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next Web site you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site.

Among other things, this information enables us to generate analytics reports on the usage of our Site.  To opt-out of your Site usage being included in our Google analytics reports, you may follow these instructions.

In addition, we may deploy various tracking technologies on the Site to collect additional information about your Site visits.  For example:

  • Cookies are small data files stored on your computer or device at the request of a Web site.  A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your Web browser, and may enable us to recognize you as the same user who was at our Site in the past, and relate your use of the Site to other information about you, such as your Site usage information and Personal Information.  Cookies may also be used to enhance your experience on the Site or to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information and detect and prevent fraud.  Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, inhibit or preclude your use of the Site or its features.  To learn more about the use of cookies, including how to manage or delete them, click here.
  • A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a Web page or in our electronic communications to you in order to help us measure the effectiveness of our content by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit us online or verifying whether you’ve opened one of our emails or seen one of our Web pages.

These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers or partners on our behalf. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number to you, and relate your site usage information to other information about you, including your personal information. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access our Site using different Web browsers and different computers or devices.

How Your Information is Used and Your Right to Opt Out:

Advertisements displayed to you on this Site and elsewhere may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your personally identifiable information and Web site usage information collected through our Site unless you opt out by following the instructions that can be found here (Network Advertising Initiative) and here (AboutAds).  (You have to opt-out using each of your Web browsing applications and devices separately.) However, if you opt-out we may still suggest offerings to you on our Site based on your history at our Site.

After you sign up for email or request further information through the Site, we or our service providers may send you occasional emails updating you on noteworthy developments or special opportunities. If you do not wish to hear from us, simply use the unsubscribe feature on these emails and/or contact us directly by sending us an email.  Please understand that it may take us a few days to process any opt out request and that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.

In addition, we or our service providers may use the information we collect from and about you to perform the following business functions:

  • enabling users to use our Site and its features
  • administering the Site and your account with us
  • responding to your requests, questions, and concerns
  • developing new features and offerings on the Site
  • protecting our rights and property 
  • customizing our Site to your interests and history with us
  • other purposes disclosed when personal information is submitted to us

To perform the above functions, we may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Site usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources (including third parties) such as demographic information and updated contact information.  We or our service providers may also use your information to assess the level of interest in, and use of, the Site, our e-mails and our other messaging campaigns both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

There are also certain types of information that we do not collect and certain uses we not make with regard to our visitors.  For example:

  • We do not store sensitive information about our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
  • We do not sell your information to a third party.
  • Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your information with a third party without your permission.

Under What Circumstances Is Your Personal Information Shared:

In addition to the kinds of information sharing you might expect, such as sharing with third parties who need your information in order to provide services to us, we may share your information:

  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a government, judicial or other legal request, or to comply with the law
  • in connection with a change or dissolution, including for example a merger, acquisition, reorganization, consolidation, liquidation, sale of assets or wind down of our organization

Social Networking:

We maintain presence on social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook, and we also incorporate some third party social networking features onto our Site.  Through these platforms and features, we receive some Personal Information and some site usage information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well.  In addition, third party social networking platforms and blogging platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information. 

California Minors: 

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, you can request the removal of content or information you posted on the Site by sending us an email with “Request By California Minor To Remove Content” in the subject line. In your request, please include the URL of the Site to which your request relates and the specific content or information you posted for which you are requesting removal. Upon our receipt of your request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to make such content or information no longer visible to other users of the Site or to the public. Please note that the removal of content or information does not ensure its complete or comprehensive removal. For example, the content or information may continue to appear on the Site or on other Web sites to the extent the content has been reposted by others, independently posted by a third party, or anonymized so that you cannot be identified, or if applicable law requires us to maintain the information or content, or if you were compensated for providing the content. In addition, the content or information may continue to be stored on our servers.

Security:

While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.  We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

Do-Not-Track Disclosures:

Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to the websites with which the user communicates.  Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them.  We currently do not change our tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser. 

Our third party partners may not change their tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your Web browser, and we do not obligate these third parties to honor DNT settings. 

Other Web Sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which we have no responsibility. The posted privacy policies on those sites (and not this Privacy Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Jurisdiction:

If you are located outside of the United States, you should know that the information you provide to us is being transmitted to us and processed in the United States and will be protected subject to this privacy policy and United States laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in your country.  Also, this Site places cookies and local shared objects on your computer or device which are further described below.  By using the Site, you agree to this.

Contacting Us:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us.

Effective Date:  [September 11, 2015]

 

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