Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting shalomaustin.org. This Privacy Policy governs your use of this Web site and any content made available from or through this site located at www.shalomaustin.org. This Web site is made available by the Jewish Community Association of Austin (JCAA). By visiting this Web site or using services offered on or through this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time. In an ongoing effort to expand and improve the services we offer, this Privacy Policy might change, so check back to this page on occasion.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Web site, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other media. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected about you by anyone except us and only applies to the Web site to which this policy is linked.

This Web site is intended for users who are located in the United States of America. This Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States of America.

The main purpose of this Web site is to provide information and services to individuals. Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it and to making you aware of our online practices regarding the privacy of your information.

Information collected


Our Web site does not automatically collect any individually identifiable information, such as e-mail addresses, from visitors.

We collect personal information when you provide it in the course of interacting with the site. If your personal information changes (such as your e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, etc.) and you wish to update it, you may contact the Site Administrator, who will correct, update or remove your information as requested. Please keep in mind that it may take up to 5 business days to update the information.

How the information is used


We may use the information you give us to provide information and services that you have requested. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages in the form of e-mails and mailings regarding services, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful. We may use it for confirmation of donations, registrations or other actions you take on our site, and for related customer service needs.

If you receive our e-newsletter, you have the option to unsubscribe.
Should you have questions or comments, e-mail e-news@shalomaustin.org.

We do not sell, rent, or swap our mailing list with other organizations. No more than 5 times a year, our mailing list may be used to disseminate information on behalf of partner organizations, however your personally identifiable information will never be provided to third parties.

Cookies


Our site makes limited use of cookies. Cookies are small files that are sent to your computer browser or related software from a Web server when you visit it and are stored on your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to personalize your experience on our site by recognizing your name when you return. If you are a registered user, a cookie may link to your user profile as a convenience to bypass the necessity of logging in. If you reject cookies, you might experience limited usability in some areas of our site.

Security


While no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure, the JCAA uses appropriate procedures to ensure the security and integrity of your personal information and to protect it from unauthorized access. In particular, when we ask you to enter credit card information, we use the top industry standard security protection, including encryption, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transmission connection, and a secure server for information storage. Encryption keys are secured by Verisign. For more information on SSL and Web security, visit www.verisign.com. Due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, any transmission of personal information is done at your own risk.

While on a secure page, the lock icon in the bottom of Web browers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just "surfing."

You may be able to create an account on our Web site with a user name and password. If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Web site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify the JCAA of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify the JCAA when you desire to cancel your account on this Web site. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

Phishing


With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send e-mail messages to consumers, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or online merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. Sometimes, the domain name of the e-mail address from which the e-mail appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the Web site requesting such information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such information may be collected by an unauthorized individual to be used for the purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing." If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your Web site password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a Web site that does not seem to be affiliated with ours, or that seems to be suspicious, please do not provide such information and report such a request to our Site Administrator.

Children's Privacy


Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13.

Links


We provide links to other Web sites that we believe you will find useful. We ask you to recognize that JCAA is not responsible in any way for the policies or privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information that they might visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy


The JCAA reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon positing to this Web site.

Contact Us


If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at Site Administrator. The Jewish Community Association of Austin is located on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. Our telephone number is (512) 735-8000.