Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/Federation) recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors of our website. To learn more about what type of information is collected from you when you visit our website and how that information may be used, please read the following privacy policy.

Gathering of Information

JUF.org collects personally-identifying information (such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number and/or credit card information) only if you choose to provide us with that information.

Like all other web servers, the JUF.org server automatically creates log files for everyone who visits our site. These access logs allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record visitors' name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. They do contain information such as:

  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our website
  • The date of the visit
  • The time of the visit
  • The path taken through our website
  • The browser being used
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed
  • Any errors encountered

Our website uses various technical methods and tools to collect, store and track information, including the number of people who visit our site and how they utilize our website. The tools we use may personally identify individuals by their name, e-mail address or any other personal attribute.

Cookies

Like many organizations, we may use cookies on our website. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website.  Use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user.

There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

(i)         Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.  They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
(ii)        Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
(iii)       First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between JUF's  servers and your computer's hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
(iv)       Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party's server and your computer's hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

For example, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics product provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").  Google Analytics uses cookies and/or anonymous identifiers to help JUF analyze how users use the site and others operated by JUF (e.g. Oy Chicago) and market to users through the data obtained. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other products relating to website activity and internet usage for JUF.   Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We also use or permit other cookies, including those integrating with social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) on our site.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

JUF/Federation may run what are known as remarketing advertisements targeting users who have previously visited this web site or another site operated by us.  This practice is consistent with allowed remarketing from Google (typically using AdWords) and other providers of online remarketing and retargeting services.

Do Not Track ("DNT").  The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago assumes no responsibility for responding to "Do Not Track" web browser signals.

Content Uploaded to Site

JUF.org contains certain interactive features that enable website visitors to post content on the site (e.g., blog comments and article reviews). Any information that you post, or otherwise choose to make publicly available, may be disclosed and available to all users who visit the website and is no longer private. Please be thoughtful about what you post and make publicly available through use of our interactive features.

Use of Information

JUF/Federation uses such non-identifying aggregate information to analyze how visitors use JUF.org so we can improve our design and your experience. We share this information with third parties in aggregate form only as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number of users accessed a particular part of our website. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify those users.

The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: responding to user e-mails; fulfillment of JUF.org pledges and payments; event registrations; contest management; editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey; sending communications to users who have opted to receive such communications; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered.

JUF/Federation may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the JUF.org website, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of JUF.org website users, the public or JUF.org and its employees.

Security

JUF/Federation has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Corrections to Personal Data; Opting Out

Please contact us to (a) correct or update any personal information in the JUF.org database that might be erroneous, (b) opt-out of future communications from JUF/Federation, or (c) request JUF.org to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the JUF.org online databases. The user understands that it may be impossible to delete personal information entirely because of backups and records of deletions.

Children and Minors

JUF.org includes educational material for children under 13. No personally identifiable information is collected from them unless it is voluntarily submitted as a request for information or services. The information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users.

Links to other Sites

It is important to note that the JUF.org website contains links to other sites that may not follow the same privacy policies as the JUF.org website. These sites may use cookies, collect data and use the data in ways that JUF.org.org would not. JUF.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites. Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

JUF/Federation reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of the JUF.org website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy or legal notice, please contact us via e-mail or send a letter to:

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Ben Gurion Way
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
312-346-6700

Legal Notice

© Copyright 2016. Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/Federation). All Rights Reserved.

The text, graphic depictions, artwork and code (the "Information") published on this website are the property of JUF/Federation, unless designated otherwise. JUF/Federation assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the Information on this website. In no event shall JUF/Federation be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the Information. JUF/Federation reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the Information on the website at any time without prior notice.

Except as provided in this paragraph, no license or right, express or implied, is granted to any person under any copyright, trademark, trade dress or other proprietary right. JUF/Federation grants a limited right to use the Information provided that the Information is not modified in any way and is used for informational and non-commercial personal use, and provided that JUF/Federation's copyright notice appears on any copies.

Information on this website is to be used for educational and informational purposes only. Medical information on this website, if any, does not represent advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment, referrals to health care professionals, endorsements of health care products or any other recommendations. Any medical information on this website should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultation with your doctor or other qualified health care professionals.
Information on this website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Links from this website to non-JUF/Federation websites does not constitute an endorsement or referral of the non-JUF/Federation websites. JUF/Federation makes no representations or claims as to information or materials provided by such non-JUF/Federation websites, and specifically disclaims any warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or non-infringement.

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