Privacy Policy

World Jewish Congress (WJC) is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our online and offline supporters, including members, online users, donors, event attendees and visitors. WJC operates in accordance with the following privacy policy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to dpo@worldjewishcongress.org  or by writing to Data Protection Officer, World Jewish Congress, 501 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10020, USA.

Who are we?

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan.

The World Jewish Congress (American Section) Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides support to the projects, activities and initiatives of the World Jewish Congress. WJC American Section helps to facilitate American Jewish input into WJC's global deliberations and encourages American actions to combat worldwide anti-Semitism and promote tolerance.  As part of its advocacy work, and in an effort to contribute to the public debate on issues of Jewish concern, WJC American Section provides and disseminates research and educational materials to the general public as well as government, civic and religious leaders.

Our registered address is World Jewish Congress, 501 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10020, USA.

We work with our affiliates in over 100 communities around the world.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, to make a donation, or if you register to receive one of our newsletters.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • respond to questions or requests from you;

  • process a donation that you have made;

  • dealing with entries into a competition;

  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

  • notify you of changes to our services;

  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, or fundraising activities;

  • process a grant or job application.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations.  We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

Except as set forth below, we will not sell or rent your information to third parties, and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

The financial information received from all donors (credit card numbers and expiration dates) regardless of donation method is not shared or sold to outside organizations or companies and is used solely for our own business purposes to process donations.

Phone numbers and email addresses are never shared or sold.

Further, we do not share or sell names and/or addresses of non-US-based donors, and we have and will continue to honor all opt-out requests from US-based donors that their names and addresses not be exchanged or sold to any other entity. To opt-out please e-mail us at info@worldjewishgongress.org.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the WJC network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive communications from us about some or all of our activities, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: dpo@worldjewishcongress.org  or telephone on + 1 212 755 5770.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: dpo@worldjewishcongress.org or write to us at: Data Protection Officer, World Jewish Congress, 501 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10020, USA. Alternatively, you can telephone + 1 212 755 5770.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information WJC holds about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear in the address bar of web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone and to use different secure passwords for any other online services you may use

Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of 'cookies'

Like all other websites, the WJC website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off will result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are committed to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

For European Union (“EU”) citizens, as part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the EU. By way of example, this may happen if our servers or third party service providers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Policy Review

We keep this Policy under regular review, it was last updated in May 2018.