Privacy Policy

USER AGREEMENT

Welcome to AJC.com, the web site of AJC (“Our Site”). This user agreement (“User Agreement”), which includes our Privacy Policy, sets forth the conditions for your use of Our Site. Please read this User Agreement carefully, because by using Our Site, you consent to these conditions, including our collection and use of information about you in accordance with the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this User Agreement, you are not authorized to use Our Site.

We may update this User Agreement, including our Privacy Policy, from time to time by posting the modified User Agreement on this page. If we determine that it’s appropriate, we may post a notice of the change on our home page. By continuing to use Our Site after we have posted such modifications or notice, you agree to the modified terms.

TERMS OF USE

Copyright

Our Site’s content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. You may download a single, machine-readable copy of the articles and other information posted on Our Site (“Site Content”) for your personal, non-commercial use as long as you do not alter the Site Content or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notices displayed on the Site Content. Aside from this single copy, you may not reproduce, distribute (in any form, including over any local area or other network or service), publicly display or perform, create derivative works of, sell, license, or extract for use in a database any Site Content (or any computer programs and other code) on Our Site.

Links, Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of Our Site unless you first obtain our express written consent. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates our copyrighted material or our name without our express written consent. You may link to the home page of Our Site as long as the link does not defame us or cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not link to one of our inner pages unless the link clearly identifies Our Site as the location of the linked pages. To request permission for a use discussed in this section, please send a written request to marksd@ajc.org. AJC has the sole discretion to grant or deny this permission.

Third-Party Links

Our Site contains links to other sites and resources on the Internet controlled by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our users and do not constitute an endorsement by the AJC. Any concerns regarding another website should be directed to the site’s administrator. AJC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate links with any third parties or other websites that it deems inappropriate or inconsistent with our website. AJC makes no representations about the content, functionality, or practices of these third-party sites and resources, and disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, related to these third-party sites and resources.

Disclaimers

OUR SITE IS AVAILABLE “AS IS.” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, GOODS, OR SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THE PURPOSE WAS DISCLOSED).

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY STATEMENT OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED, DISTRIBUTED, OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH OUR SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OUR SITE. IF YOU RELY ON OUR SITE OR OBTAIN ANY MATERIALS OR GOODS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM IT ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

Limitation of Liability

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN OUR SITE, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS USER AGREEMENT. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SITE, ITS SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THESE KINDS OF DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate any services offered through Our Site or to terminate Our Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice, for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, because of your violation of any of these provisions. The Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any termination.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by and any disputes relating to this User Agreement should be decided under the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and completely performed there.

Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision is considered severed and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

PRIVACY POLICY

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared. We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes our treatment of your personal information, how you can make choices about that treatment, and how you can request access to your information. This Privacy Statement applies to your use of Our Site only. We do not own, operate or control the web sites of the vendors that assist us in maintaining Our Site, including our Survey Vendor, our newsletter vendor, or our webhost (collectively, “Vendors”). Accordingly, this Statement does not apply to our Vendors’ web sites or our Vendors’ collection, use, storage and disclosure of your Personal Information, except where stated otherwise.

Collection and Use of Information

This section describes the types of information we collect and the purpose for collection.

Your Personal Information

We ask you to submit personal information, including your name, email and postal addresses, and phone number (“Personal Information”), when you make a donation or sign up for our e-newsletter, and email an article to a third party. If you use our “email this article” feature, we will ask for your email address and the email address of the recipient.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information in order to process your gifts, to fulfill your requests, and, if you sign up for our newsletter, to send you emails containing our articles and news. If you use our “email this article” feature, we use the Personal Information you give us solely to send the article by email to the recipient you designate. We do not store either address.

Sharing Information

We may disclose and use Personal Information in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to disclose your personal information to third parties.

Anonymous Information

Our server automatically collects certain anonymous information, such as the number of users visiting each page of Our Site, the IP address of each user’s computer, the browser each user employs, and the sites from which users come to Our Site. We may also use cookies to track traffic on specific areas of Our Site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your computer. If you choose, you can remove our cookies by using disabling them in your Internet browser. We use all this anonymous information only on an aggregate basis to evaluate how our users use and navigate Our Site so that we can continue to improve Our Site. We do not link this anonymous information to your Personal Information.

Protection of Children Under the Age of 13

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from users under thirteen years of age. If we discover that a person under thirteen years of age has submitted his or her Personal Information to us, we will delete his or her Personal Information from our files. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under thirteen years of age who you believe has shared his or her Personal Information with us, please contact us at by email at marksd@ajc.org.

Security

The Personal Information we collect from you is stored on our secure server. Within AJC, only authorized personnel have access to your information. Despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, you provide us with your information at your own risk.

Review and Correction of your Personal Information

If you have comments or questions about our treatment of your Personal Information, you can contact us at by email at marksd@ajc.org. You can also contact us by email or mail if you wish to view your Personal Information.