Privacy Policy

Effective July 14, 2020
Updated November 5, 2020

Privacy Statement, Cookie Policy, and Terms and Conditions of Use

General Purpose

The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (“AFEDJ”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, values your privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information. We realize that our donors and visitors to our web site may have questions about the privacy and security of information you provide to AFEDJ. We have prepared this Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to help you understand important information about AFEDJ’s privacy practices. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices in connection with our collection of your personal information through our website, and any content delivered by AFEDJ through our websites and applications, including, but not limited to, our blogs, events, donations, and volunteer sign-up pages, and social media pages (collectively, the “Sites”) and voluntarily provided by you through other methods of communication such as via the phone, in-person meetings, emails or in response to mailings (collectively, “Other Communications”). “You” or “your” refers to any person using the Sites or communicating with AFEDJ through Other Communications.

This Privacy Policy describes the kinds of personal information from or about you that we (or our service providers acting on our behalf) may gather via the Sites or through Other Communications, how we use, share and protect such information, and how you can manage your preferences concerning our uses and sharing of such information.

By visiting the Sites or communicating with AFEDJ through Other Communications, you consent to our collection, use, processing, and sharing of personal information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites or otherwise provide us with your personal information. You may decline to provide any personal information to AFEDJ, but please understand that you may be unable to register on our Sites or participate in activities or services offered by AFEDJ.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on this page, and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom, so please check back periodically to stay aware of any modifications. Your use of the Sites or continued voluntary engagement with AFEDJ through Other Communications after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes. This material is provided for informational purposes only. While AFEDJ uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content and assume no liability for error or omission in the content.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

User Provided Information

We may collect three types of information that users provide when interacting with our Sites or through Other Communications:

• Personal Information – information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, home and seasonal mailing addresses, personal and work email addresses, and telephone number. When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, the resulting information also is treated as personal information

• Anonymous Information – information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual.

• Aggregate Information – we may use personal and de-identified or anonymous information to create a third type of information – aggregate information. Aggregate information means information about groups or categories of individuals, which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual.

For example, we collect:

Information you provide when you contact us, sign up for email or print updates, or engage in any other method of submission, such as your first and last name, email address, mailing address, or telephone number.

Transaction information you provide when you make a donation such as first name, last name, full mailing address, telephone number, and payment information;

Activity information about your use of our Sites such as the content you view, how often you use our services, and your preferences; and

Usage, viewing, technical, and device data when you visit our Sites, use our applications on third-party sites or platforms, or open emails we send, including your browser or device type, unique device identifier, and IP address.

Tracking Data & Cookie Policy

AFEDJ makes limited use of cookies understand visitor activity on our Sites. We do not market or advertise on third-party websites, use Google Adwords, or use cookies to customize your browsing experience on

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be divided into two different types: session and persistent. Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally typically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, in contrast, remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them. AFEDJ may use session cookies (that expire at the end of session) and persistent cookies (that expire after 24 hours) in connection with providing our Sites.

Although we use the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use personal information about the users of our Sites for their own purposes.
None of these cookies are strictly necessary to access our Sites. You may reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to allow your browser to alert you when a cookie is set. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our Sites will use cookies when you logon to the Sites. For more information about how to manage your cookies preferences, you should use the “help” menu of your web browser or explore the customer support sections of your web browser. Please note that you need to configure each browser on each device that you use if you wish to opt-out or block some or all cookies. You can find out more about how to block cookies in specific browsers at

Website Performance Analysis

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, which is provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics cookies help us improve our Sites by providing us with aggregate statistics on how many users visit it, which parts of the Sites are viewed the most, the city or regional location of those users, device type and browser. These cookies do not identify you personally. If you prefer to prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the Sites (including your IP address) you can download and install the Browser Add-on on We also use the Google Analytics plugin Monster Insights in conjunction with Google Analytics.

SEO Framework: We use the SEO Framework plugin to optimize our web pages’ visibility to search engines such as Google. It does not collect cookies.

How We Use and Share Personal Information

Uses of Personal Information

We use personal information submitted by you or otherwise collected through our Sites and through other sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We collect and use your information to operate the Sites and manage the services you request. This includes newsletter subscriptions, broadcast emails, processing donations. It also includes alerting recipients on our email list of upcoming events, fundraising campaigns, programs, and news so they may stay current on new developments related to AFEDJ . We may use your personal information for confirmation of donations or other actions you take on our Sites, and for donor relation activities. AFEDJ may communicate with you via email, mailings, phone calls and social media messaging. If you are a subscriber, you may alter your user profile in order to remove your name from our e-mail recipient list.

We may use the information that is not personally identifiable to analyze the design and functioning of our Sites in order to make improvements. We may use such information in the aggregate to analyze our Sites usage.

Sharing of Personal Information

We do not sell, rent, swap or trade your personal information. We may share your personal information internally within AFEDJ for the purpose of processing donations, and for communications and donor management. We will share your personal information in the event that it is necessary for any of the following reasons:

• to protect our rights or property or the safety of our employees or others;

• to comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request;

• to transfer information in the event of a merger, transfer of assets, or other organizational restructuring; and/or

• to prevent or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

We also use trusted third-party service providers or other third-party organizations helping to support our mission by collecting, storing, processing, or sharing personal information on our behalf, such as to complete your donations and other payments you make to AFEDJ. These include our online donation portal (, and the U.S.P.S., which we use to receive donations.

We engage with third parties to assist with supporting our operations and business needs, including vendors in the following areas: (i) credit card or payment processors; (ii) cloud storage providers; (iii) product development tools; (iv) IT and security providers; (v) relationship management platforms; (vi) analytics tools, and (vii) grant services consultants.

Your Choices Regarding the Personal Information We Collect

We will honor your choices concerning our collection, use, or sharing of personal information about you. For example, if you receive email communications from us (e.g., newsletters and communications regarding our services) but do not wish to receive further information, you may “opt out” of receiving such by following the instructions contained in those email messages. If you registered for an account on one of our Sites, whether to sign up for an event or otherwise, at any time you may request that we deactivate your account. You may also choose what information you supply when creating an account, registering for events, or otherwise interacting with us through the Sites. At any time, you may also contact communications by using the contact information below.

Information Security

Our Sites use appropriate procedures to ensure the security 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, encryption, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) transmission connection, and a secure server for information storage.

AFEDJ is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and we take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of appropriate physical, technical, and administrative controls. However, no security system is impenetrable, and no transmission or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.

Children’s Information

The Sites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under 13 years of age through the Sites, unless provided by a parent, guardian, or other adult seeking our services on behalf of a child.

International Transfers

We are based in the United States. The information you submit to us and that we automatically collect as a result of your using the Sites will be transferred to the United States, where the privacy and data protection rules may differ from those in your country. By using our Sites, you consent to the international transfer to, and storage of, your personal information in the United States.

Third-Party Links

Please keep in mind that when you provide information to us on a third-party site or platform (for example, via our social media channels), the information you provide may be separately collected by the third-party site or platform. The information we collect is covered by this privacy policy, and the information the third-party site or platform collects is subject to the third-party site or platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our applications.

As a convenience to you, AFEDJ may provide links to other web sites. These linked sites are not under the control of AFEDJ and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The inclusion of third party websites on our Sites in no way constitutes an endorsement of the content, actions or policies of the websites of others. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.

We May Change this Notice

From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. Notice of such changes to our privacy practices will be given in the manner described in the Terms and Conditions of Use and a revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Sites.

Limitation of Liability

Use of is at your own risk. AFEDJ, its affiliates, employees, representatives, and attorneys shall not be liable for use of the information contained in the Sites. Laws are subject to change and nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of counsel.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AFEDJ, any of its employees, and representatives, from any and all claims (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, privacy and intellectual property infringement, and securities violations) and damages (including attorney’s fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding: (1) your use of; and (2) AFEDJ use of any content or information you provide.


All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with, is owned by AFEDJ. If you operate a web site and wish to link to, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from AFEDJ. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of AFEDJ.

Contact Us

If you have any further inquiries about our Privacy Policy or practices, or wish to change your preferences concerning our uses or sharing of your information, please contact us at:

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
25 Old King’s Highway North Suite 13
Darien, CT 06820
Telephone: 203.655.3575

Last Updated: November 5, 2020