Bend the Arc is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our donors and website users and we want you to be aware of our information gathering and dissemination practices for all digital resources hosted by Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC, and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (collectively “Bend the Arc”).
These policies apply to all information received by Bend the Arc, both online and offline, including local and national websites of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, bendthearc.us, jewishaction.us, pac.jewishaction.us, jewishpartnership.us, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
If you have any questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us:
- Email us at [email protected], or
- Call our Development Department at (212) 213-2113.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization that operates the Bend the Arc: Jewish Action website.
You do not have to share personally identifiable information to use the Bend the Arc: Jewish Action website. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action does not collect personally identifiable information about people without their permission. However, please be aware that our site may link to a limited number of other websites and Bend the Arc: Jewish Action cannot control and is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those websites.
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide Bend the Arc: Jewish Action information about yourself, such as your name and email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to our site, on a third party website or network) when you contribute to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action online or via mail; sign up at a Bend the Arc: Jewish Action community or other event to support a campaign or initiative, or take an action; or sign up online to support a campaign or initiative, or take an action. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. You may provide us information in user content you post to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action.
Third Party Services
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at NationBuilder.com. When you visit Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and to send you communications that could include: legislative updates; action alerts; newsletters; information about Bend the Arc: Jewish Action campaigns, events, activities and local volunteer opportunities; and, appeals for support. We also use this information to send you communications on the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, including its programs, events, activities, and appeals of support.
By providing Bend the Arc: Jewish Action your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Bend the Arc: Jewish Action-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action’s unsubscribe page.
Following termination or deactivation of your Bend the Arc: Jewish Action account, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action after termination or deactivation of your account.
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How we track HTML email analytics
We make use of both "open-tracking" and "click-tracking" in our HTML email blasts (i.e. emails that contain text and images). Open-tracking allows us to find out how many people have viewed our email newsletters and click-tracking allows us to find out which links in the email were clicked on. This helps us to refine and improve the editorial content of our emails, and to provide you with relevant information.
"HTML-sensing" is used to determine if your email client supports HTML-based emails. This is employed only if you request our system to detect whether you can receive HTML emails. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected].
How We Protect Your Information
Bend the Arc is extremely protective of the information it gathers through its advocacy campaigns, legislative and organizing work, the mail, and its website. We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, in which case Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Bend the Arc: Jewish Action keeps on file by contacting us directly at [email protected], or by calling (212) 213-2113.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for Bend the Arc: Jewish Action accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
Links to Other Web Sites
Bend the Arc is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. When you contribute online or by other means to Bend the Arc, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action endorses and follows the Donor Bill of Rights — created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals — a recognized standard for organizations that engage in fundraising for philanthropic purposes. Bend the Arc Jewish Action does not sell its list — ever. Occasionally, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action does exchange mail lists with like-minded organizations through bonded third-party vendors. These organizations are never given information about our membership directly. Information pertaining to the contributions of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action supporters is never — under any circumstance — released to external entities for the purpose of list exchanges.
Making online donations
Our online donation processor encrypts credit card information, and your card number is never visible to our staff. If you mail us a credit card donation, your card details are shredded as soon as the gift is processed.
Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.
All credit card information and processing is handled by PayPal and the information you enter on a donation or payment page is shared only, via encryption, with this third-party service provider in order to process payments.
Bend the Arc will never ask for you to provide your Social Security number, Driver’s License, Passport or any other personal identity information.
Managing your communications and information
How to unsubscribe from communication lists
All email communication provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. Those wishing to opt out of receiving any communications from Bend the Arc ("do not contact"), or from receiving appeals of support ("do not solicit") or from being included in list exchanges with like-minded organizations ("do not exchange") can contact us at [email protected], or by calling (212) 213-2113, or by U.S. mail at 330 7th Avenue, Suite 1900, New York, NY 10001.
How to correct information you have provided
You may correct and/or change your personal information through the Bend the Arc website or by contacting us at [email protected], or by calling (212) 213-2113.
This policy was most recently updated on January 16, 2018.