Privacy Policy

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is firmly committed to maintaining the privacy of visitors to its website and to the privacy of the members of URJ congregations. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the following websites: URJ.org; RAC.orgRJ.org; ReformJudaismMag.org; ReformJudaism.org; ARZA.org; CCRJ.ca. By using these sites, you consent to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. The Union reserves the right to modify its privacy policy from time to time.


Information Collection and Use

The URJ believes that personally identifying information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. You can have general access to our sites without providing any personally identifying information. The URJ collects personally identifying information only when you voluntarily submit it, such as when you e-mail comments, request information, place an order, sign up for a discussion group or e-newsletter, or register for an event.


Information in the URJs Database

The URJ maintains a centralized database of the members of every congregation in the Union for Reform Judaism. In addition the URJ maintains contact information about the lay and professional leadership of member congregations. Use of this information is governed by the opt-in/opt-out policies outlined below.


Release of Information to Third Parties

The URJ does not release your personally identifying information to third parties unless you have given us permission to do so or unless such release is required to comply with the law or to protect the rights or safety of the URJ or our website users. Information that is collected will not be sold, shared, or rented to any outside company or organization. Information that is collected will be used solely for the purpose for which it is given or to inform you of URJ events and resources. Should you wish to opt-out of receiving any e-mails from the URJ please use the "manage subscription" link found at the bottom of your emails.


Use of Material on Our Sites

All content, with the exclusion of material attributed to or hyperlinked to external sites, is the property of the Union for Reform Judaism and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the URJ. Please send requests to urj@urj.org.


Links to Other Sites

The websites covered by this policy contain links to other sites. The URJ is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites and does not assume responsibility for the content of the material on other sites.


Online Forms

Our sites use online forms for visitors to request information, services, or to register for classes or events. We collect visitors' contact information (i.e., their name, phone number, e-mail addresses, congregation, position held in congregation), unique identifiers (account numbers, passwords), and financial information (account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the online forms is used to send orders and information about our organization to our customers/visitors who request it. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below). Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services they purchase online. Unique identifiers (such as account numbers or passwords) are collected from website visitors for use as account numbers in our record system.

Information that is collected on online order forms becomes the property of the URJ. The URJ does not sell, market or distribute this information and will not use it for purposes other than indicated in this privacy policy.


Registration

On certain parts of our site (mainly registration forms and catalogue orders), users are required to give contact information (such as their names and e-mail addresses) and unique identifiers (such as passwords, account numbers or congregational information). This information is used to send users the information they request and/or to fulfill orders that are created online. The contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Unique identifiers (such as account numbers and passwords) are collected for use as account numbers in our record system. Congregational or account information submitted by users may be used to verify and protect users identity when they are conducting online transactions through our Web site. The URJ may use contact information to distribute news it deems of general interest to Reform Jews. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section).


Online Surveys

Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (such as e-mail addresses and congregational information). We may use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our organization. The user's contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below). Other contact information (such as congregational information) is collected from website visitors for use as account numbers in our record system.

Information that is collected online in surveys becomes the property of the URJ. The URJ does not sell, market or distribute this information and will not use it for purposes other than indicated in this privacy policy.


Security

The sites covered by this policy have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control: http://urj.org/ uses secure servers furnished by our web host, EdgeWeb Hosting (http://edgewebhosting.net/), when transferring personal and financial information across its server. Therefore, information transferred by users on non-secure parts of the URJ site is done at the users discretion.


Choice/Opt-Out

The URJ gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

You can use the "manage subscriptions" link at the bottom of your emails to unsubscribe from any or all emails, or update your information.

You can send e-mail to datamgmt@urj.org

You can send mail to the following postal address:

List Maintenance
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017


Contacting the Web Site/Webmaster

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:

Webmaster
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Avenue
Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10017
web@urj.org