Effective July 14, 2020
Updated November 5, 2020
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.
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.
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 https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. 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 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 (www.qgiv.com), 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Limitation of Liability
Use of afedj.org 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 afedj.org; 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 afedj.org, is owned by AFEDJ. If you operate a web site and wish to link to afedj.org, 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.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
25 Old King’s Highway North Suite 13
Darien, CT 06820
Last Updated: November 5, 2020