Information Collection and Use The Union 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 site without providing any personally identifying information. The Union, the URJ Press and Transcontinental Music Publications collect 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 Union's Database The Union maintains a centralized database of the members of every congregation in the Union for Reform Judaism. This database is used for mailing Reform Judaism magazine. In addition the Union maintains contact information about the lay and professional leadership of congregations. Use of this information is governed by the opt-in/opt-out policies outlined below.
Release of Information to Third Parties The Union 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 Union 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 Union events and resources. Should you wish to opt-out of receiving any e-mails from the Union or its affiliates please go to www.urj.org/subscribe.
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 Union. Please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites The websites covered by this policy contains links to other sites. The Union 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 Order Forms Our sites use order forms for customers to request information, products, and services. 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 order 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.
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 Union 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.
Public Forums The Union sponsors numerous Listserv discussion groups for members of Union congregations. These discussion groups are a free service to enable members to share comments about a wide variety of comments. Only individuals older than 13 years of age may participate and by participating you are certifying that you are old enough to participate.
The Union may make the postings to ListServ discussion groups available to its users. We ask that participants refrain from including profanity, obscenities, hateful, and/or defamatory language. The Union does not review items before they are posted and reserves the right to remove any information posted.
Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANYONE FROM LIST WHO VIOLATES THESE PROCEDURES.
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/ and http://www.urjpress.com/ use 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 Union site is done at the users discretion.
The Union 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 go to http://urj.org/subscribe and indicate you do not want to receive an individual newsletter or any e-mail from the Union for Reform Judaism.
You can send mail to the following postal address:
List Maintenance Union for Reform Judaism 633 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017
The Union gives users the following options for removing themselves from ListServs hosted by Shamash.
You can visit the "Subscribe, Unsubscribe and get Information about mailing lists" section, http://shamash.org/listform.html, on the Shamash website and follow the prompts to unsubscribe yourself from the list(s) you belong to.