Privacy Policy | Jewish Agency for Israel – North American CouncilPrivacy Policy


Jewish Agency For Israel – North American Council (a New York nonprofit corporation) (“JAFINA” or any first-person pronouns such as “we,” “us,” “our,” or “ours”), recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may receive from users of our website (the “Website”).

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, users include anyone who accesses the Website (together, “User” or “Users” or any second-person pronouns such as “you,” “your” or “yours”).

This Privacy Policy, along with our Terms of Use , describes the information we collect from Users, how we may use it and with whom we may share that information, the safeguards we use to protect such information and the choices you may make with respect to your personal information.

Defined terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meaning as in our Terms of Use.


Information We Collect

JAFINA has constructed its Website so that you may visit us and review information about our activities and functions, without revealing your identity or volunteering any personally identifying information. Please be aware that we automatically collect certain information about Users, including the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer, browser type, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID, IDFA, Android Advertising ID or Advertising Identifier for iOS, for example), date and time of your visit, how long you visited certain pages on the Website, and the page or service you are requesting.

If you choose to contact us, request information, or extend a donation to support our activities, we will collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) from you, such as that indicated below, and this information may be combined, provide you with information you request, to ensure that we maintain complete, current and accurate personal information.

Data requested by JAFINA through the Website may be mandatory to allow the services provided by the Website. Failure to provide such data may make it impossible for the Website to provide its services. Where specifically stated that some data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate such data without any consequences on the availability or the functioning of the services.

If you are uncertain about which PII is mandatory you are welcome to contact us.

We may use PII or aggregate and/or de-identified data about Users (“Aggregate Information,” or “AI”) for various purposes, including:

      1. enabling users to log in into the Website;
      2. administering and enabling use of the Website, including, but not limited to, communications at the email or physical addresses, or phone number provided by you, notification regarding the Website, such as any future amendments to its privacy practices or this Privacy Policy;
      3. ensuring all Users follow our Terms of Use and other rules and policies;
      4. banning a User temporarily or permanently for failure to follow our Terms of Use , rules and policies, or for other misconduct or inappropriate behavior;
      5. responding to questions and comments from Users;
      6. enabling Users to receive newsletters, updates, and other materials related to the JAFINA or its affiliates (which include The Jewish Agency for Israel and its subsidiaries, WZO – American Section, Jewish Agency American Section, and Jewish Agency International Development.
      7. monitoring and analyzing the Website (including, but not limited to, measuring Users’ interest in, and use of, various areas of the Website);
      8. improving the functionality, design and quality of the Website;
      9. performing the technical administration of the Website;
      10. investigating cases of suspected abuse or fraud;
      11. preparing statistical and other summary analyses of our Users’ behavior; and
      12. any other purpose that JAFINA determines at its discretion is related to the use, advertising, marketing, promotion or other legitimate purposes of JAFINA or the Website.

(Collectively, “Our Purposes”).

When a User uses a widget or any other tool offered by us, whether on the Website or on a third party website, including a website owned or operated by a User, we may record data related to that activity, the deployment of the widget or tool, and any other account related data.



The Website deploys cookies. These are small text files that the Website places on your computer or other web-accessing devices. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the Website, and to enhance the Website and your experience when you browse it. We also collect information about your use of the Website through cookies and similar technology. Cookies allow us to recognize you and maintain your preferences when you return to the Website. Cookie technology collects “clickstream” data, which do not include personally identifying information, but which reflect your activities on the Website and help us to improve the site and anticipate what may be of most interest to our Users, by monitoring traffic in popular areas and modifying the services and information to meet demand. We use cookies on the Website to (i) direct Users to the relevant sections on the Website, (ii) ensure the Website delivers a consistent look across different browsers and devices, (iii) enable complex areas of the Website to function, (iv) to track aggregated statistics about visits to the Website to help us improve Website’s performance.

We only use first-party cookies and we do not allow other sites or third parties to use our cookies for their own purposes or to place their own cookies on your computer when you access this Website.

Most web browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, if you do not accept a particular cookie, certain elements of the Website may not function correctly or completely.


Information You Provide Through the Site

If you choose to contact us through the Website, we directly collect certain information from you, including your name, a functioning email address and home or business address where you can be reached, a phone number, and a method of donation, which may include information contained in your debit cards or credit cards (collectively “Payment Cards”). We will utilize such personal data for the purpose for which you submitted it to us, such as to respond to your inquiry, collect a donation or for any of Our Purposes. By voluntarily providing us with your personal data, you are consenting that JAFINA may use such personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may engage third parties to collect donations from Users, and for that purpose share with such third parties PII. The types of information that may be collected, stored and shared with such third parties may include Users’ full name, e-mail address and home or business address, credit card billing information including mailing address, bank account information and such other information that is identified in the Terms of Use or as may be requested from time to time. That information is safeguarded with appropriate security and it will not be used for other purposes. The third parties we engage to collect payment with whom we share information from Users have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the PII they obtain from the Website, and to only use this information on our behalf. We encourage all Users to read the privacy policies and other terms of such third parties’ websites before using their services. By using our Website you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of all applicable policies and terms of use of such third parties, and JAFINA is not responsible for any added layer of security beyond what is provided for by such third parties.

We do not collect or maintain PII for resale purposes, or share your information with any other company or organization, except as indicated herein or to the extent such other company or organization is acting as our agent for processing, collecting donations or crediting bank accounts, mailing purposes, etc. In addition, we will not send promotional materials to Users who indicate that they do not wish to receive such messages.


Interaction With External Social Networks And Platforms

This Website allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms, and their features directly from the pages of this Website. Those external platform may still collect traffic data, while you are using our Website.
The interaction and information obtained through the Website are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.



We would be extremely grateful if you choose to make one or more donations to JAFINA. In order to collect your donation we will collect your payment information, including without limitation Payment Card numbers, Payment Card verification numbers, and Payment Card expiration dates and keep a history of your donations. We use this information to process donations, through one or more third party payment processors. Such payment information will be stored on our servers and will be disclosed to such third party payment processors as appropriate to arrange for collecting your donation. We may ask additional information, to help us improve our Website.
All of your personal information, including your Payment Card number, are transmitted through the internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt such personal information before transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our Website from capturing and viewing such personal information. Since such personal information you provide to us via our Website will be transmitted using a secure connection, if your browser cannot support this level of security, you will not be able to extend a donation via our Website.


Do Not Track Disclosure

You can set you browser to a Do Not Track (“DNT”) setting, to notify websites you browse that you do not want them to collect and/or track your personal information.

Please be advised that our Website does not respond to the DNT browser setting.

JAFINA collects your PII over time and across third party websites or on line services for Our Purposes. If you do not want us to track your PII and other personal data, please do not share your PII with us.

Please also be advised that third party websites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.


Information Sharing Disclosure Requests

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request one Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure per year which will identify the third parties with whom JAFINA or any of our affiliates has shared the personal information we have collected from you. You may request the Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure by writing to us at: Jewish Agency For Israel – North American Council, 633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017, or by e-mailing us at We will respond to your request for a Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure within 30 days.


Legal Requirements

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about Users, including PII, to government or law enforcement officials or private parties where we are required to do so by law, including, but not limited to, in response to a court order or subpoena. We may also disclose PII in response to a request by a law enforcement agency or other public agency or if we believe such disclosure may prevent or mitigate the threat of crime or harm to Users or others, facilitate an investigation related to a User’s safety or public safety, protect the security or integrity of our Website, or enable us to take precautions against liability.


Your Privacy Choices

If a User becomes aware that personal information we maintain about them is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, irrelevant or out of date, or if an individual would like to access, update or review their information, the individual may contact us using the contact information below. JAFINA will attempt to provide the requested information or make requested changes to the extent allowable by applicable privacy laws. In any event, we will respond to you as soon as reasonably possible to advise you of the outcome of your request. You may request the removal of previously provided personal information at any time using the contact information below. The deletion of such data, however, may affect our ability to provide services to you. We reserve the right to verify the identity of any person making an opt-out or correct/update request, but shall have no liability whatsoever resulting from false or erroneous requests.

You may update your personal information, communications preferences, or opt out from receiving promotional materials at any time by contacting us at


Updates to Our Privacy Policy/Notification of Changes

JAFINA is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to its Website. Because of these ongoing improvements, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, JAFINA’s data practices will change from time to time. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. If and when our data practices change, JAFINA will post the revised policy on the Website. Such changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when posted. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all personal data that we have about you. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal data collected in the past without the consent of affected individuals. Notwithstanding the above, your continued use of the site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy regularly.



Please note that any information you share with JAFINA via email, in a sign-up form or via the internet is not completely secure. We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information provided via the Website from loss, misuse and unauthorized access or disclosure, however, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Due to the nature of the internet, there is a possibility that unsecured (unencrypted) email or internet transmissions could be intercepted and read by third parties. JAFINA assumes no responsibility for interception of confidential information or personal information that you send in an unsecured (unencrypted) email message or other internet transmission to and from the Website. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Website, e-mail or via other internet transmission.

You acknowledge and accept that, despite our efforts, there may be times or situations when your PII is inadvertently disclosed by us or by a third party to whom we have disclosed your PII. You hereby accept that risk and waive any and all claims, causes of action, damages and liability against us in the event of such inadvertent or negligent disclosure of PII.


Links to Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Website. The Website may at times contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by JAFINA. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other websites or how these websites operate or treat your personal information.

In no event will we be responsible for the information contained in such links or websites, their practices or for your use of, or inability to use, such links or websites or their services, or transmissions received from such websites. By using the Website, you expressly relieve and discharge us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave the Website and to read the privacy policies and terms of use associated with each of any third party websites that may collect PII.


Service Providers and Other Third Parties

Processing the data collected through the Website is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes related to Our Purposes.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the operation of the Website, and to perform services related to administration of the Website (including, but not limited to, collection and credit of payments, maintenance, hosting and database management services, web analytics and administration and legal services). These third parties have access to Users’ PII and other personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf.
We may share AI, and reports based on AI, with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, other commercial purposes, or to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services. No such AI that we provide to third parties will contain PII.


Operation Transfers

In connection with a sale of all or part of our operations, or sale or transfer of assets, or a merger, reorganization, or in the event of bankruptcy, we may transfer PII to a third party as part of the transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.


Processing or Transfer of Information

To the extent permitted by applicable law, your PII may be processed or transferred outside of your state, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.


Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Website is subject to the Terms of Use described elsewhere on the Website.


Governing Law

This Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, notwithstanding choice or conflict of law issues. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of this Privacy Policy to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Privacy Policy will continue in full force and effect. Any disputes arising out of any actual or alleged breach of this Privacy Policy shall be subject to arbitration and further subject to the terms and conditions set forth in our Terms of Use .


Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way JAFINA processes your personal data, or require assistance in managing your privacy choices, please contact us using the contact information below.


Contact Information

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017
Attn: Wendy Sobel-Barr
Tel: 212-318-6105