Privacy Policy

Disclosure Regarding Collection and Use of Personal Information

This information applies to all JDC sites. These include: JDC.org, JDC Archives, Entwine, Interface, and the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief.

Thank you for visiting the website (the “Website”) owned and operated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (“JDC”). This notice explains our online information collection and use practices and the choices you can make about the way we use and share such information. It is important that you take the time to read and understand this policy so that you can appreciate how we use your personal information.

REMEMBER IF YOU REGISTER WITH THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. AS WE UPDATE AND EXPAND OUR SERVICES, THIS POLICY MIGHT CHANGE, SO PLEASE REVIEW IT FROM TIME TO TIME.

The Information We Collect.

While visiting the Website you can do a wide variety of things. The types of personally identifiable information (i.e. information that can directly identify you or indicate where you might be contacted) that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, age or age range, date of birth, gender, email address, telephone number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various programs, services and products. You can view or change your information at any time. Send an email to webmaster@jdc.org.

At certain places on the Website, in order to sign up for or purchase certain paid activities, you may be asked to provide your credit card or debit card number and other credit or debit card related information. If you do not wish to provide this information to JDC online, please do not make a purchase online through the Website. Please click this link to find other means of contacting JDC to make a purchase or for additional information. Currently, JDC transmits credit or debit card information to its transaction services provider and does not retain such information on its servers. Other data relating to user transactions through the Website is used by JDC (or a third party service provider for JDC) to provide the services, programs and/or products purchased by the user and retained by JDC.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information (i.e. generic information that does not identify you personally) when you visit any of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

Social Networking Services

If you choose to access, visit and/or use any third party social networking service(s) (“SNSs”) that may be integrated with the Website, we may receive personally identifiable information and other information about you and your computer, mobile or other device that you have made available to those services, including information about your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from the Website to your contacts or to pull information about your contacts so you can connect with them on or through the Website. Some social networking services also will facilitate your registration for the Website or enhance or personalize your experience on the Website. Your decision to use a social-networking service in connection with the Website is voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information your third party social networking services may make available to the Website by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services.

Share-With-A-Friend

Subject to the privacy settings you have set in your SNS account, you can email a friend and share certain SNS content or other materials you may choose to share with that friend. If you choose to use this aspect of our services we will ask you for your friend’s name, email address and/or SNS username. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email. This information is for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

How We Use and Disclose the Information.

We will use the personal information you provide online for the purpose(s) you have submitted. In addition, we may send to you an email offering information which we think you may be interested in or to ask you to participate in a survey. If you want us to stop using the personal information you provided, please contact us at webmaster@jdc.org.

How We Share Your Personal Information.

We will not share the personal information you provide with a third party except (a) for the purpose(s) you provided it; (b) with your consent; (c) as may be required by law or as we think necessary to protect our agency or others from injury (e.g. in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a law enforcement agency request or when we believe that someone is causing (or about to cause) injury to or interference with the rights or property of another); (d) with other persons or companies with whom we contract to carry out internal site operations or our business activities (for example, sending out information or other item that you have requested on the site); and/or (e) notifying you when we make changes to one of our subscriber agreements or this policy.

Additionally, we may share certain of the personal information you provide online with companies (whether or not affiliated with us) (i.e. third party companies). If you want us to stop sharing your personal information with these companies, please contact us at webmaster@jdc.org. If you consent to receiving communications from non-affiliated companies, you may need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications or if you wish to change any data you provided online. In this instance, any changes or amendments to your personal information must be given directly to each company who communicates with you as these changes, amendments and/or deletions will not be exchanged between us and non-affiliated companies.

If we do share personal information to a non-affiliated company, to the extent practical, we request that they protect such information in a manner that is consistent with this policy. Such third party companies are not under our control, however, so we cannot guarantee how these non-affiliated companies will use your personal information.

With respect to any personally identifiable information we collect or receive from SNSs, we reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share, and provide access to such information and other non-personally identifiable information about you and your computer, mobile or other device in the same ways described in this Agreement as all of your other information.

Finally, we may transfer information, including any personally identifiable information, to a successor entity in connection with a merger, consolidation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate or organizational change.

Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our site is used, as well as to offer you programs, services or products that we believe may be of interest. Sometimes we share aggregate information with others, including affiliated companies and non-affiliated companies.

Collection of Information by Others.

Our site may contain links to other sites whose practices may be different than ours. You should check the other sites’ privacy notices since we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.

We may offer information or services that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with non-affiliated companies. Based on our agreements with them, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that site visitors voluntarily submit. We have no control over the use of this information by these companies.

Cookies.

To enhance your online experience with us, many of our web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files placed on your hard disk by our web server to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, once you choose to provide the personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies as a convenience feature to save you time, to understand how our site is used, and to improve the content and offerings on our site. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages or recall your specific information on subsequent visits (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site). We also may use cookies to offer you programs, services or products. You can opt to have your browser reject cookies. If you do that, you may need to re-register with us every time you visit our site. This policy does not cover how third-party companies use their cookies.

Clickstream Data.

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a web site's server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the web site from which you linked to the Website. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Website, how visitors navigate throughout the site and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous and aggregate.

Supplementing Information.

From time to time we may supplement information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address. Thus, information we obtain through the Website may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Website, including both offline and online sources.

Discussions and Community Tools.

We may, from time to time, make chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups and other community tools available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name or screen name if you post it) for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters or elsewhere, and by using the Website and/or these chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups, and other community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone - not just us - may use publicly posted information.

Our Commitment to Security.

We believe we have in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online as well as offline. When your personal information is passed onto non-affiliated companies as set forth in this Privacy Policy, to the extent practical, we request that they also have in place the appropriate safeguards. We cannot, however, guarantee that they do so.

International Users.

If you are visiting the Website from outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States, all information you provide will be processed and securely maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. By using the Website, you authorize the export of personal information to the USA and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the State of New York and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in federal or state courts located in the State of New York, County of New York.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Personal Information.

For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that we have collected about you online, or how to correct any errors in such information, please send an e-mail to webmaster@jdc.org.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Special Note for Parents.

If you have concerns about this site or its services, wish to find out if your child is a member or has registered for one of our services, or wish to cancel your child's membership, please contact us at webmaster@jdc.org. Our site will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 13 years old in violation of applicable laws, without consent of a parent or guardian. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our site without your permission, you may contact us at webmaster@jdc.org.

Changes to this Policy.

Because our needs may change over time, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If at any time in the future we plan to use your personally identifiable information in a way that differs from this policy, we will revise this policy as appropriate. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes. This policy is effective as of June 15, 2012.

How to Contact Us.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy you may e-mail webmaster@jdc.org.

Copyright © 2012 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. All rights reserved. The Site is the property of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. This includes the content, appearance, and design of the Site, as well as the trademarks, services names, graphics, logos, service names, slogans, colors, and designs.

THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, INC. TERMS OF USE

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (“JDC”) maintains a Web site at http://www.jdc.org (collectively, including all Content available through the jdc.org domain name, the “JDC Website”, or “Website”) for your information and entertainment. You may use the Website for non-commercial, lawful purposes only. Your access to and use of the JDC Website is subject to and governed by the Terms and Conditions set forth below. By accessing and browsing the JDC Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, and agree to be bound by, the Terms and Conditions set forth below and all applicable laws. These Terms of Use apply to all users of the JDC Website, including users who are also contributors of content, information, and other materials or services on the JDC Website.

1. Your Acceptance

BY USING AND/OR VISITING THE WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT AND AGREE TO BOTH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “Terms of Use”) AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH ARE PUBLISHED AT www.jdc.org AND WHICH ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the JDC Website.

2. Website Access

A. JDC hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in this Terms of Use, provided that: (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without JDC’s prior written authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

B. In order to access some features of the Website, you may have to create an account. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You may never use another’s account without permission. You must notify JDC immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although JDC will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of JDC or others due to such unauthorized use.

C. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that access the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the JDC servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, JDC grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. JDC reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

A. The content on the Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including artwork, images, text, software, sounds, music, video, names, and likenesses displayed on the Website are either the property of, or used with permission by, JDC. The reproduction and use of any of these by you is prohibited unless specific permission is provided on the Website or otherwise. Any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws, and/or communications regulations and statutes of the United States and foreign laws and international conventions.

B. The trademarks, service marks, logos, and other indicia, including of JDC (collectively the “Trademarks”) which appear on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of JDC and others. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right, license or title to any of the Trademarks without the advance written permission of JDC or such third party as may be appropriate. All rights are expressly reserved and retained by JDC. Your misuse of any of the Trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that JDC considers its intellectual property to be among its most valuable assets, and will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

C. Both the Website and the content of the Website are provided “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. JDC reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the JDC Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the JDC Website or the Content therein. JDC does not make any representations or warranties, whether express or implied, regarding or relating to the Website or any associated hardware or software, including the content or operations of either.

4. User Submissions

A. The JDC Website may now or in the future permit the submission of content or communications submitted by you and/or other users (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, JDC does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.

B. JDC has the right, but not the obligation to edit, alter, modify, delete and remove User Submissions. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize JDC to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use; and (ii) you have the binding consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use.

C. By submitting the User Submissions to JDC, you hereby grant JDC a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the JDC Website and JDC’s (and its successor(s), if any) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the JDC Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

D. You agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant JDC all of the license rights granted herein, including sampled music; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage JDC or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business: (v) impersonate another person.

E. JDC does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and JDC expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. JDC does not knowingly permit infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and JDC will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. JDC reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice. JDC will also terminate a User's access to its Website, if a User is determined to be a repeat infringer. JDC also reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. JDC may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

F. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

JDC’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Guy Billauer, General Counsel, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc., Guy.Billauer@jdcny.org. Only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to JDC customer service through webmaster@jdc.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section (D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.

G. You understand that when using the JDC Website, you may be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that JDC is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against JDC with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold JDC, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

H. JDC permits you to link to materials on the Website for personal, non-commercial purposes only. JDC reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the JDC Website at any time, which may result in the loss of material posted by user(s).

5. Links to Third Party Websites

For your convenience, the Website may contain links to the websites of third parties on which you may be able to obtain content and/or download software. Except as otherwise noted, such third party websites, and such content and software are provided by companies which are not affiliated with and independent of JDC. JDC does not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning such websites, and may have not reviewed such content or software. JDC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, JDC cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party website. Therefore, JDC makes no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained in or on such websites, sources or servers, nor does JDC necessarily endorse such websites or sources. By using the JDC Website, you expressly relieve JDC from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the JDC Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

6. Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER JDC NOR ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY THE “JDC PARTIES”) WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT JDC IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

IN NO EVENT WILL JDC, THE JDC PARTIES, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE.

IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, JDC, NOR THE JDC PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO YOU, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND THE AGGREGATE, TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE JDC PARTIES TO YOU OR ANY END USER FOR ALL DAMAGES, INJURY, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO PROVEN DIRECT DAMAGES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In such jurisdictions, JDC’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. You should check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

7. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless JDC, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the JDC Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the JDC Website.

8. Ability to Accept Terms of Use

It is our and your intent that these Terms of Use constitute a binding and enforceable agreement between us. Therefore, you affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the JDC Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the JDC Website without the consent of your parent or guardian.

9. Privacy Policy

JDC knows that the privacy of your personal information is important to you. Therefore, JDC has established a Privacy Policy governing the use of this information, which is located at www.jdc.org and is part of this Agreement.

10. Assignment

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by JDC without restriction.

11. General

You agree that: (i) the JDC Website shall be deemed solely based in New York, New York; and (ii) the JDC Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over JDC, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and JDC that arises in whole or in part from the JDC Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York, New York. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Notice above and any other legal notices published by JDC on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and JDC concerning the JDC Website. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and JDC’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. JDC reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without prior notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of the JDC Website following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND JDC AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE JDC WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Copyright © 2012 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. All rights reserved. The Site is the property of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. This includes the content, appearance, and design of the Site, as well as the trademarks, product names, graphics, logos, service names, slogans, colors, and designs.