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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when City Congregation collects, uses and shares your information when you use the CC website and services (collectively, “CC”). By accessing or otherwise using CC, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@citycongregation.org.

1. Information Collection and Use

In general, we collect and use your information to provide services to you. Information provided by you: We collect information that you submit in the process of using CC, including information submitted when you sign-up for e-mail newsletters. For example, we may require you to provide us with your name, valid e-mail address, phone numbers and other information. We will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of CC, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including personal information, into any postings, comments or forums within the CC community. And, if you send an e-mail to us, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files and other information you provide.
Third-party service providers: CC may use a variety of third-party services and applications to help provide CC, for example hosting services to host our website and Google Analytics to help us understand how you and other users interact with CC. These third-party services and applications may collect non-personally identifiable data sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including but not limited to data on where visitors came from and what actions they took on our site. We do this to improve your CC experience.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve CC. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to better understand how you interact with CC. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, if you decline to receive cookies, some aspects of CC may not work properly and you may not be able to receive our services.

Log data: As you use CC, certain information may be passively collected and stored on our or our service providers’ server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, search terms and cookie information. An Internet protocol address, or “IP Address,” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address may vary from session to session.

 
2. Use and Disclosure of Information

In general, personal information and other information you submit or share with us is used for the following purposes by CC: to enable your access to our services; to provide, maintain, protect, develop and improve CC; to customize the content you receive from us and our trusted partners; and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, from our partner organizations (for example, the Society for Humanistic Judaism) or on our behalf.

We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described below:
With your consent: We may share or disclose your information if you ask or authorize us to do so. To our trusted third-party service providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and to provide services to us. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal information only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.

To comply with legal requirements: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we reserve the right to retain and disclose your information at our discretion if we believe in good faith that such retention and disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties; or (c) to ensure the safety and security of our systems and of our customers and third parties. By accessing and using CC, you consent to us sharing your personal information under the circumstances described herein.

If the information is non-private or non-personal information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information. We may also develop non-personal information concerning CC users, using de-identification processes to help ensure that such information cannot reasonably be re-associated or connected with you as an individual. Generally, we aggregate this information and use it in statistical analysis to help us analyze patterns in the use of CC. This Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of de-identified information (i.e., that is not connected with you as an individual or as a user) in any way, and we reserve the right to use and disclose such information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion. If you do not agree or do not consent to the use of your information in any manner described above, you should not use CC.

 
3. Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you. When you receive communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at privacy@citycongregation.org.

Despite your indicated e-mail marketing preferences, we may send you administrative e-mails regarding CC, including, for example, administrative confirmations and notices of updates to our Privacy Policy, if we choose to provide such notices to you in this manner.

 
4. Third-Party Sites

We may place advertisements and links on CC. Clicking on such advertisements and links will direct you to the website or application of a third-party. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites or applications. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website you visit or application you use. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through CC and does not apply to third-party websites or applications. The ability to access third-party information from CC and to link to other websites and locations from CC is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, their services, their websites and locations or the content they make available on CC or on their websites and locations.

 
5. Security Of Your Personal Information

We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Only authorized employees, agents, members and contractors have access to this information.

 
6. Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will post an alert on this page or may otherwise post an alert on the CC website. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using CC. Continued use of CC following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

 
7. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law principles. Those who choose to access CC from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. We may limit the CC’s availability, in whole or in part, concerning any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time in its sole discretion. CC may host or store servers and information within or outside the United States.

 
8. How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@citycongregation.org.

 
Last revised September 2, 2012