Privacy Policy

Summary

The Sephardic Foundation on Aging (“SFA,” “we” or “us” or “our”) understands your concerns about privacy and how your information is used and safeguarded, and we want to provide you with more information on these topics. This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes the practices and policies occurring on the website located at www.sfoa.org (the “Website”), including the types of personal information we collect on the Website, how we may use that information, and with whom we share it. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline. By visiting the Website, you are accepting the practices and policies described below, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not visit or use the Website. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:
  • What personally identifiable information we collect through the Website.
  • How we use the information we collect.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us.
  • Information related to third-party websites.
  • The laws that apply to those accessing the Website
  • How you can learn about changes to the Privacy Policy

The Information We Collect

Personal Information You Provide and How It Is Used

When you visit our Website, you may provide us with personally identifying information and other information on a voluntary basis, as more particularly described below. We do not knowingly collect sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers. Please do not send sensitive, personal or confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website. Examples of instances in which we may collect personal information include:
  • Email Newsletter: If you opt to receive our eNewsletter, you will be required to provide your name and email address. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all the email.
  • Grant Application: We provide nonprofit organizations with the ability to apply for grants. To apply for a grant on behalf of an organization, you will have to “link” to a third party service provider - Submittable, Inc. - and the applicant applying for grant will be required to provide certain personally identifiable information about themselves.
  • Email Us: If you email us at the email address provided on the Website we will collect your email address, and you will have the option to provide additional information in your communication with us. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to your inquiries.

Personal and Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It

We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, online purchases and searches, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this data, if used, is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we may collect this information through various other means, including "cookies” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
  • Cookies: A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We may also use cookies for other purposes, such as to identify and authenticate visitors, to maintain continuity during a user session, or to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes.
  • IP Addresses: When you visit and interact with the Website, SFA and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track web site visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How We May Share Your Information

We may disclose all of the information (described herein) that we collect, as stated in this Privacy Policy including in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. SFA works with a variety of third-party partners in order to allow us to make the Website available to you, to host and store the information we collect from you, and to provide certain functionality and features; for example, we use Submittable, Inc., to collect and store information related to your grant applications. Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize SFA to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow SFA and its service providers or agents to provide services on SFA’s behalf, (3) it is to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for SFA, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of SFA or the merger of SFA into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which SFA is not the survivor, (6) SFA is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of SFA, its partners and employees or the visitors to the Website.

How We Attempt to Safeguard Your Information

We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you. However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors younger than 13 years of age.

Third Party Websites

We may also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or websites – such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others - as a service to you, and in order to provide you additional information and/or content related to the work that we do, or additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of SFA. And as mentioned above, we also link to Submittable, Inc., a third party service provider that collects and stores information related to your grant applications. Please note that we have no affiliation with any of these other parties and/or websites, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them or initiating any financial transactions. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, or any other use of the linked website.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting. Please check back regularly and to see if there have been any changes to this policy, which you can determine by reviewing the Effective Date listed below. By continuing to use the Website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update or correct information you have provided to us, please contact us by email at info@sfoa.org.

Privacy Policy Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 18, 2020.