Privacy Policy

The Jewish Abilities Alliance (“JAA”) is concerned about your privacy and the confidentiality of the information shared with us.  The Site is operated by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (“The Associated” and, together with the JAA, “we”, or “us”).  We are the sole owner of any and all information collected through the use of the Site.  The intent of this privacy statement is to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and to disclose the privacy practices of the JAA and the www.jewishabilities.org website (the “Site”).  

By accessing or using the Site and/or providing any personal information to us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these practices, you must not access or use the Site or provide us with your personal information.

What information does the Site collect and how is the information used?

You do not have to provide any personal information to read the content of our Site.  However, you will provide personal information when you create a user account, complete a Parent Match or Support Parent application, sign up to attend an event, sign up to receive community notifications or alerts, or contact us for more information.  Some examples of information we collect include:  your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, disability information, birthday of person with a disability.   Any credit card payment processing is handled by a third party, and we do not receive or store any credit card information.  

We use your personal information to match parents or other family members within our support network, provide our services, and/or to respond to your request for information.  We may also use the information to contact you if there is a problem with your user account or match application, for feedback on our services and/or to contact you for marketing purposes.  For example, you may receive periodic e-mails, direct mailings or telephone calls from us with information on our upcoming events.    If you do not wish to receive such mailings or calls, please let us know by sending an e-mail to the address below or click “unsubscribe” as instructed in any email from us.  

We are the sole owner of any and all information collected through the use of the Site.

Do we collect information from children under age 13?  

Our website is intended for a general audience and is not directed to children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Does the Site use cookies or tracking technology?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are placed on your device’s browser that are used to help the Site recognize your browser in the future and to track your interaction with the Site.  Cookies are stored on your device or in local storage.  Cookies are useful because they make using the Internet easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you.  Some cookies (“session” cookies) expire and are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while others (“persistent” cookies) do not expire and are not automatically deleted.  We may use cookies for these or other purposes, including to deliver content specific to your interests, to track and analyze Site usage and browsing activity, and to make your visit to the Site easier by recognizing you when you return.  You can enable your browser to refuse cookies, but certain features of the Site may not work as intended or may be slowed if you decline to accept cookies.  

We may also use web beacons, clear gif technology, action tags or other technologies to collect aggregate Site visitation data by tracking how users navigate to and through the Site. We may also use this technology to track the delivery of HTML email messages.  Web beacons cannot be declined when delivered using a regular web page, but they can be refused when delivered by email.  If you do not wish to receive web beacons by email, you will need to disable HTML images or select text only for emails received with your email software.

We may also track activity on our Site using log files stored on our servers, and collect information, including IP addresses, browser types and versions, geographic information, pages viewed and devices used to interact with the Site.  We may use this information to personalize your experience and to administer our Site.

Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to the websites with which the browser communicates.   There is no standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. We do not currently take action in response to these signals.  We may revise this policy if and when a standard for responding to these signals is established.

We may monitor email correspondence and telephone calls to track reported problems and to ensure quality assurance. Similarly, we monitor web traffic in the aggregate for the purposes of evaluating marketing campaigns and content improvement. 

We may use a web analytics service, such as Google Analytics, to record and analyze your activity on this Site.  The Site or any such service may track your browsing across web sites that use the same service.   

Our Site may include social media features such as the Facebook like button, widgets or interactive mini-programs that run on our Site.  These features may collect your IP address, browsing information and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.  Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the party providing it.

To whom do we disclose information? 

The personal information of any person that participates in our support network will be provided to organizations with whom we collaborate or with whom we contract in different locales to operate and oversee the support network in that locale.  For example, if you submit information seeking a match in the Baltimore support network, your information will be shared with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore.  Personal information will also be shared with the person in our support network who is selected as a person’s support network “match.”  

In addition, the information that we collect is generally used for internal purposes such as fulfilling your requests for information, compiling usage statistics regarding the Site, and analyzing visitor preferences regarding our services and events.  Except as provided in this Policy, we will not knowingly sell, share or rent your personal information to any third parties without your permission.  We may, however, share the information collected on the Site with outside parties to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests for information or to provide our services to you.  We may also share personal information and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage and maintain our website and databases and with third-parties who assist us with direct mailing and email communications.  We strive to ensure that any such parties will provide at least the same level of protection as this Privacy Policy offers.  However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties and do not guarantee that these third parties have similar privacy practices.  

We will divulge personal information to courts, law enforcement and other governmental agencies and third parties when required to do so or when we in good faith believe it is necessary in order to comply with legal obligations

In the event that this Site or substantially all of our assets are acquired, merged or reorganized, user information may be transferred to another party.  

What are the privacy policies of linked sites and other third parties?

This web site contains links to other sites not associated with the JAA or The Associated. This policy statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Although you may link to other sites or third parties via the Site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of linked sites not associated with the JAA or The Associated. We encourage our website visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  

How can you access or correct your information? 

You may view, correct or update the personal information we have about you by sending a request to the e-mail address below.  If we use any of your personal information in a manner that you believe is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, please contact us so that we may correct such inconsistency. 

How may this privacy statement be amended?

From time to time, we may make changes to our information practices or alter the functionality of the Site.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice of those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.   When we make updates, we will change the “last updated” date below. We encourage you to periodically review this page and the Site’s home page for the latest information on our privacy practices for this Site. 

What security measures does the Site employ?

The security of your personal information is important to us.  We employ various security measures to protect against the loss of information that the Site collects. However, you should keep in mind that this Site is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security.  No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee it’s absolute security.  You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are responsible for any unauthorized use.

How can you contact 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 by mail, e-mail or phone:  

Mailing address: The Associated:  Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore | 101 West Mt. Royal Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland  21201

E-mail address: jaa.privacy@associated.org

Telephone: (410) 727-4828

Last Updated: February 4, 2015