Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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 info@bendthearc.us, or

- Call our Development Department at (212) 213-2113.

Website Privacy Policy

Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization that operates the Bend the Arc: Jewish Action website.

This policy explains how we protect the personal information of people who use our website. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action values and respects the privacy of our members. Since the protection of your privacy is of the greatest importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other information, provided to us by our supporters and website visitors.

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.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Bend the Arc: Jewish Action when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

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.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action uses Google Analytics to help understand use of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

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

Personally Identifiable Information: The information we gather (including email addresses) is not shared with other organizations or parties. From time to time when we play a leading role in another organization’s event or if the subject matter is important for you to know about, we may send out emails on behalf of this like-minded organization, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing Bend the Arc: Jewish Action services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

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.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our users or others.

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: info@bendthearc.us.

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

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

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 info@jewishaction.us, or by calling (212) 213-2113.

Children's Privacy

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 info@jewishaction.us.

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, as determined by Bend the Arc: Jewish Action in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Donor Privacy Policy

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 info@jewishaction.us, 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 info@jewishaction.us, or by calling (212) 213-2113.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Bend the Arc reserves the right to change this policy at any time, with or without notice. Bend the Arc reviews its Privacy Policy on a periodic basis to ensure its compliance with standards and practices used by organizations that engage in similar work.

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at info@jewishaction.us.

This policy was most recently updated on January 16, 2018.