The Jewish Communal Fund is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our donors. We value the trust you place in us by establishing a donor advised fund and take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the information you provide us at owned and operated by Jewish Communal Fund. Our privacy policy is designed to help you understand how we protect your information while maintaining excellent service. This Privacy Policy describes how Jewish Communal Fund collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information you provide. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at

Our Use of Personal Information

From time to time, the Jewish Communal Fund will request that you provide personal information to us. This information includes, but is not limited to your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, donor advised fund name, fund number, date of birth and the last four digits of your SSN. If you open a fund using a credit card, we will also collect your billing information such as your credit card number and billing address. Upon request Jewish Communal Fund will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your information changes or if you no longer desire our service, you may access, correct, update or delete it by contacting us directly. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please contact us directly.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us.

This information is considered to be private and will be used for internal purposes only. We will also use this information to confirm that you are authorized to receive information about your fund(s) and/or we may send you information, pursuant to your request, to the location(s) indicated by you. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees, agents and parties who process your requests and transactions and provide you with our services. Under no circumstances will we share, loan, barter or sell information about you or your fund to any third party without your written consent except in ways described in this privacy policy. If you authorize us in writing to provide your information to a trusted third party such as your accountant or attorney, we will oblige.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Lastly, there may be times we disclose information because we are legally required to do so pursuant to a subpoena or court order, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. In certain situations, Jewish Communal Fund may also be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.  If Jewish Communal Fund is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

When a user elects to add third party information, such as child information (for children’s giving funds) and participants (recommender, successor, financial advisor, interested parties like an assistant, accountant, tax advisor, or other person) on our Website and service when you establish a Fund, we require third party personal information including name, email, address, date of birth and phone for authorization purposes. This third party personal information is not used for any secondary or unsolicited purposes. Third party may contact us directly to request that we remove this information from our database.

Protecting Your Information Online

The Jewish Communal Fund recognizes the importance of maintaining a secure and safe online environment. In order to do so, we use a secure industry-standard SSL-encryption server that protects all data transmission before you send it to us. We will evaluate and update this encryption technology on a regular basis so that we can continue to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. Please note that despite all our best efforts, the Internet is a publicly accessible information thoroughfare and may not perform as intended. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us.

Links to Other Sites

As a service and convenience to you, we will provide links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you in your philanthropic planning. Please be aware that once you leave our website and enter another website, you may be subject to different privacy practices and policies over which we have no control. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information on those sites.


We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements.  With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name.  If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us directly. 


Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us directly.

Social Media Features and Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Cookies/Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags, scripts and other similar technologies are used by Jewish Communal Fund and analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies for two purposes – to maintain continuity during a user session and to gather aggregate data about the usage of our websiteUsers can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve analytics, or site functionality.

We partner with a third party to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union, click here).  Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Jewish Communal Fund reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove immaterial portions of this policy at any time. If we make any material or substantial changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages prior to the change becoming effective. We suggest that you check these terms periodically for any changes.

Jewish Communal Fund

Phone: 212-752-8277

Email: [email protected]

Address: 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 703, New York, New York 10022

Effective Date: 10/03/17