Effective Date: November 28, 2020
The Joshua Project is a program of the Bnai Zion Foundation, Inc. (“Bnai Zion”), a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Joshua Project and Bnai Zion understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our site and will only collect and use information in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
- Information that we receive from you when you interact with The Joshua Project (“Services”)
- How we use and process the information that we receive
- If and why Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties
- Your choices regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Information
Information we collect
Types of Information
We collect various kinds of information that you provide to us as well as information we obtain from your use of the Services. Some of the types of information that we collect include: “Personal Information”—information associated with or used to identify or contact a specific person. Personal Information includes:
We may collect the following Personal Information about you:
- Name and contact data. Your first and last name, email address, home or business address and phone number.
- Demographic data. Data about you such as your age, gender, country and preferred language.
- Images and videos. Any images, videos and personal stories that you may provide as a result of your use of the Services.
- Location data. Data about your location which can be precise or imprecise. For example, we collect location data about nearby cell towers and hotspots as well as zip code data which provides a less precise location.
- Feedback and ratings. Any information that you provide to us about our Services.
- Credentials. Passwords, password hints, and other security information used for authentication.
“Usage Data”—information about an individual’s online activity that, by itself, does not identify the individual, such as:
- technical information, including your browser type, service provider, IP address, operating system and webpages visited;
- information about what you’ve searched for and looked at while using the Services;
- metadata, which means information related to items you made available through the Services, such as the date, time or location that a shared photograph or video was taken or posted.
(Generally, we do not consider Usage Data as Personal Information because Usage Data by itself usually does not identify an individual. Personal Information and Usage Data may be linked together. Different types of Usage Information also maybe linked together and, once linked, may identify an individual person. Some Usage Data may be Personal Information under applicable law.)
How We Collect Information
From You. We collect information from you when you:
- Use the Services. We collect Personal Information from you when you create an account to use one of the Services, contact us for help or information or otherwise voluntarily provide your Personal Information. We collect the information and content that you submit to us, such as when you enter comments or submit a review.
Usage Data. We also automatically collect Usage Data when you interact with the Services.
From cookies and other data collection tools. We, along with the service providers that help us provide the Services, use small text files called “cookies”,which are small computer files sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s or tablet’s hard drive that contain information about your computer, such as a user ID, user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable, but may be linked to Personal Information that you provide to us through your interaction with the Services. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location)from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e., when it expires)and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier.
Cookies help us improve the Services by tracking users’ navigation habits and storing users’ password, customizing users’ experience with the Services; enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Services; and helping to detect and prevent fraud.
We also use other cookies and other data collection tools (such as web beacons and server logs), which we collectively refer to as“data collection tools,”to help improve your experience with the Services. For example, data collection tools help us remember users and make the Services more relevant to them.
The Services also may use data collection tools to collect information from the device used to access the Services, such as operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the operating system used and the country and time zone in which the computer or device is located.
Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some web browsers (including some mobile web browsers) provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Services.
How We Use Your Information. the business or commercial purpose for collection, we may use the information we collect for any of the following business, commercial, or charitable purposes:
- to provide the Services to you;
- to operate, improve and personalize the products and services we offer, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us;
- for customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, or for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Services;
- to communicate with users using email or text message;
- to better understand how users access and use the Services, for the purposes of trying to improve the Services and to respond to user preferences, including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to users’ usage of the Services;
- to help us develop our new products and services and improve our existing products and Services;
- to provide users with advertising and direct marketing that is more relevant to you; and
- to assess the effectiveness of and improve advertising and other marketing and promotional activities on or in connection with the Services.
Please note that, in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the Services, information collected through the Services may, subject to user privacy controls (if available), be used in an aggregated or individualized manner.
How We Share and Disclose Your Information
We may share and disclose information as described at the time information is collected or as follows:
When you consent. We may share Personal Information with third parties if you have given us your consent to do so. We will only share Sensitive Personal Information when you have given us your opt-in consent.
To perform services. We may disclose Personal Information to third parties in order to perform services requested or functions initiated by users. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information in order to identify a user in connection with communications sent through the Services. We also may offer users the opportunity to share information with friends and other users through the Services.
With third party service providers performing services on our behalf. We share information, including Personal Information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them (such as hosting and data analyses). We may share information as needed to operate other related services.
For legal purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users, as needed, to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process.We may also share Personal Information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.
In aggregated form. We may share Personal Information about you in an aggregated form—that is, in a statistical or summary form that does not include any personal identifiers—with third parties in order to discover and reveal trends about how users like you interact with our services.
Information Storage and Security
We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. We also retain Personal Information from closed accounts to comply with applicable law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, and other actions permitted by law. We only keep your data for as long as we need to use it as described in the “How We Use Your Information” section, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.After it is no longer necessary for us to retain information, we dispose of it according to our data retention and deletion policies.
We employ industry-standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Services. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our digital services. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of any of the Services are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.
You are able to access and review the Personal Information we have about you, make corrections to it, and/or request that we delete it. You can visit your account to manage and correct the information we have on file about you and make additional requests by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will examine your request and respond to you as quickly as possible.
Links to Third Party Services
Information from Children
Consistent with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act(COPPA), if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13 without first receiving his or her parent’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services and subsequently we will delete that information.
EU/Swiss Privacy Shield Certification
We comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce, regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. We have certified that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, and recourse, enforcement, and liability. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov/ and https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Any personal information collected about EU visitors through the Services is processed in the United States by us or by a party acting on our behalf. When you provide personal information to us through the services, you consent to the processing of your data in the United States. The Services are hosted in the —
Residents of California have additional rights.
California Privacy Rights Shine the Light
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding and/or opt-out of our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Additionally,California residents may request that we delete their personal information. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address:
Bnai Zion Foundation, Inc.
1430 Broadway #1804,
New York, NY 10018
California Consumer Privacy Act
California residents may request copies of the data collected about them and request deletion in the past 12 months by writing to the address above. See the“Information We Collect” Section above to find the categories of personal information we collect, our methods of collection, the business, commercial, or charitable purpose for collection, and categories of third parties we disclose information to.
California Minor Content Removal
If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by contacting us. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
California Right to Non-Discrimination
Bnai Zion and the Joshua Project do not discriminate against customers who exercise their rights under applicable privacy law.
California Do Not Track Disclosure
Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers.When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. At this time, we do not respond toDo Not Track browser settings or signals. For information about Do Not Track, please visit: www.allaboutdnt.org