Privacy Policy

At the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, your privacy is very important to us. The following information will help you to understand more clearly our privacy practices, the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information (“PII”), including how we collect, use, share, disclose, maintain, and protect information about users and donors (each a “User”, “you”, or “your”) and information you may share with us. 
This Privacy Policy applies to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and its sub-brands which include the Jewish Community Relations Council, Cincinnati Vine, Cincy Journeys, Cincy Internships, Create Your Jewish Legacy, and Leaders in Light (“Federation”, "we", “our”, or "us"). 
Our Sites are used to provide information about the impact and work of the Federation; as well as, activities and events that are happening in Jewish Cincinnati. By accessing and using our Sites, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and you consent to the privacy practices (and any collection, uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy.
Collected information
Through your involvement with the Federation, you may disclose or update personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), cell phone number(s), date of birth, credit card information, or details about your Jewish community interests. This is most often done through donations, reservations made on our Sites, completed pledge cards and/or invitation response cards, surveys, or taken over the telephone in conversation with a Federation staff member or volunteer. We collect and store this information in a secure database. We do not store credit card or financial account information. We may store financial transaction information about your donations to the Federation for up to 26 years and donor data (including but not limited to giving information) permanently. We may also store information about your Federation Donor Advised Fund(s), and Federation and/or Create Your Jewish Legacy planned giving including, but not limited to, related documents such as contracts, wills, and other records.
Web browser cookies
Our Sites may use "cookies" to enhance our Users' experiences. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to identify you should you visit the Site again. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you reject cookies you may still use the Site, but please note that some parts of the Site may be limited or not function properly. 
Other information
We also may collect other identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of our Sites, social media, text messaging, and interactions with us via email. For example, we may collect and store the content of, and data regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the subject matter or the mode of communication by which such correspondence is made. As with many other websites, the Internet servers used to operate our Sites may collect certain information pertaining to you and the software, equipment, and communications method that you use to access the Internet and our Sites. This information can include: browser type, device type, domain names, access times, referring website addresses, and IP addresses for logged in users. 
How we use collected information
We may collect, use, and/or disclose your information for the following purposes:
  • To fulfill or meet the reason for which you provided the information or process you requests, transactions, and payment
  • To support, create, maintain, customize and secure your account with us
  • To run, operate, and market our Sites and services
We may use the personal information you give us for confirmation of donations, registrations, or other actions you take on our Sites, and for related customer service needs. We also use your information in order to maintain, develop, and market the Sites and in connection with other programs and services we provide. 
  • To research our programs and services
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the programs and services provided by the Federation to evaluate the effectiveness of the Federation, our Sites, and our marketing and business efforts. We may use such information in the aggregate to analyze our Sites usage. We may use the information that is not personally identifiable to analyze the design and functionality of our Sites and communication in order to make improvements.
  • To improve our Sites
We use User information and feedback and share it with select third parties to improve our Sites and programs and services.
  • To send emails
We may use the information you give us to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding programs and services, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful.
Electronic newsletters
All donors have automatically opted into the Federation email newsletter. Donors will receive emails that may include Federation news, community events, stories of impact, community updates, or related community information, etc. At any time, you may opt-out of receiving communications from us or may choose to receive only specific communications by contacting us at or call 513-985-1500. In addition, if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. 
Disclosure of your personal information
We do not sell, rent, swap or otherwise share or disclose our mailing lists or your email address with external organizations except as follows: 
  • We may periodically allow our partner agencies to send U.S. mail to you. Partner agencies include Camp Livingston, Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, Cincinnati Hillel, Hillel at Miami University, Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, JVS Career Services, Mayerson JCC, and Rockwern Academy. When we do so, we send this information to a third-party mailing provider and do not share your name or address with the agency, and the third-party mailing provider does not retain this information after the mailing. 
  • Any personal information you provide to us will not be disseminated to third parties outside of the Federation except where that information is stored briefly with a third-party database, financial or research service provider. We maintain agreements with all third-party providers to protect your privacy. 
  • We will disclose personally identifiable information when required to do so by law; we will disclose the minimal amount of information possible.
  • We may share your information with volunteers only when those volunteers participate in fundraising on our behalf. Volunteers agree not to disclose confidential information.
  • We use your information and share it with select third parties in order to display content on the Sites correctly and to otherwise make the Sites function properly, and in order to maintain, develop, and market the Sites and in connection with other programs and services we provide.
  • We may share your information as may be described to you when collecting information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy. 
How We Secure Your Data
The Federation uses appropriate procedures to ensure the security of your personal information and to protect it from unauthorized access. We have adopted appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored. In particular, when we ask you to enter credit card information, we use the top industry standard security protection, including encryption, a PCI environment, SSL transmission connection, and a secure server for information transmission. We use third-party credit card processors to process credit card transactions. Once your credit card has been processed, your credit card information is not stored on our servers or our processor’s servers. 
Information from Children
The Sites are not designed to solicit or collect date from individuals under the age of 13.  In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We may, however, collect personal information on children either from the child directly or from the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child for purposes of applying for a Cincy Journey’s grant or other events or programs and services we provide for the benefit of minors. If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information within a reasonable time. If you believe that we have any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us at 513-985-1500.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
It is your responsibility to provide us with accurate personal data. To the extent necessary for these purposes, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete, current, and relevant to its intended use. These steps may include comparing and/or supplementing your personal data with information from external data providers. You may update your Personal Information and prevent unwanted communication. You cannot remove yourself from our database. For more information on changing, correcting, or updating your Personal Information and communications preferences, please contact us at with the subject line “Update Information” or call 513-985-1500.
Other Website Policies
Use of Links
Throughout the pages on our Sites, we may provide links to other websites which may contain information of interest to you. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, privacy practices, security, content or accuracy of the information contained on other websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policy or notice of each linked website that you visit.
Creating a text link from your website to one of our Sites does not require permission. If you have a link you would like us to consider adding to one of our websites, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on one of our Sites, please send your request to with the subject “Text and images.” Where text and/or images are posted on one of our Sites with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page, or a photo credit appears underneath the photo or in “alt” text.
Email us at with the subject “Use of logo and images” for information about using our logo and images according to Federation brand standards.
We use your personal information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at
You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt out portal at:
Google Adsense
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non-personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion at any time.  When we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will post the updated policy on our Sites and update the Privacy Policy’s effective date. Your continued use of our Sites and/or our programs and services or efforts following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the ways in which we collect, use or disclose information, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at
This document was last updated on March 2020.