Privacy Notice (GDPR)

Last Updated: May 1, 2023

The privacy of your personal information is important to us. This Privacy Notice describes our data privacy practices with respect to personal data the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (“Jewish Federation”) collects from and about you, including when you visit our websites where this Privacy Notice is posted (each a “site”). References in this Privacy Notice to “we,” “us,” or “our,” are references to the Jewish Federation.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. When you use the sites, you agree to the use of your personal data by the Jewish Federation as outlined in this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice is subject to change. Use of the sites after the Privacy Notice is updated indicates your consent to the revised notice.


Categories of personal data collected: The data we collect depends on your interaction with the sites, whether you are making a donation to the Jewish Federation, and your use of certain functions and features on the sites (e.g., when registering to an event or program).  The following are the general categories of personal data we may collect from you or about you:

  • Name and contact information. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
  • Credentials. We process passwords and related security information used for authentication and account access and information security purposes.
  • Payment information. We collect data necessary to process your monetary contributions or payments, such as your method of payment and financial account information (e.g., credit card number).
  • Job application and employment data. We collect information regarding your employment history, resume, references, education, and other information to help us evaluate you for an internship or employment application with the Jewish Federation.
  • Conference, program, event visitor, and volunteer registration data. When you apply and/or register to participate in a program, become a visitor or volunteer and/or attend an event, we will ask you to provide personal data to process your application or registration, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, contact preferences, social media identifier, disabilities (for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act), dietary needs, emergency contact information, professional and personal interests, job title, company, business address and phone number, website, and blog.
  • Usage data. We collect information about your use of the site and online services to better understand their use, identify potential improvements, and to send you marketing and promotional communications tailored to you.
  • Web requests. We collect site use information such as timestamps, exception messages, user agent, IP address, and request time and duration. When this is associated with you, it will be treated as personal data and subject to this Privacy Notice.
  • Location data. We collect your IP address and associate this with you to infer your location, such as city or postcode, in order to provide you with the online services, to communicate with you, and for relationship management purposes.
  • Content. We may collect the content you send to us, such as feedback or questions.

Sources of personal data: The Jewish Federation collects these categories of personal data about you from the following sources:

  • Information that you or your authorized representative provide when you sign up for and/or use our sites or otherwise engage with us. This information may be provided directly by you or indirectly through your authorized representative.
  • Information from other sources. We collect personal data about you from alternative sources, for example your representative, your employer, or a publicly available source.
  • Information collected through social media. We collect personal data about you when you click on advertisements we place on third party social media platforms or services, such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Information collected through tracking and automated means. We use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to track or automatically collect certain information when you use our sites. For information on our cookie data collection practices, see Section 7.

Information about children: We do not direct our sites to children or individuals under eighteen (18) years of age, and, therefore, we do not knowingly collect or sell personal data of children online. Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website for their benefit.


We will only use your personal data as permitted by law. We use your personal data for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Communicate with you and otherwise respond to your emails, questions, comments, and requests;
  • Provide you with access to certain areas and features of the sites requested by you or on your behalf;
  • Provide you with our products or services requested by you or on your behalf;
  • Track and analyze your usage, activity, and trends, in connection with our sites and services;
  • Process your job applications;
  • Verify your identity;
  • Improve and maintain our sites, products, and services;
  • Address any problems in the sites and protect the security and integrity of online services;
  • Operate our organization, including, without limitation, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, and dispute resolution;
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and other laws and regulations;
  • Use and disclose your credit/debit card information (only to process payments with our third-party payment processor) and prevent fraud;
  • Perform any legal obligation owed to you, including for performance of any legal contract with you or for your benefit; and
  • Protect the confidentiality, rights, property, or safety of us or any other person, the content of the sites, and our operations.

We may use your personal data for any other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personal data, or otherwise with your consent.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where it is required or permitted by law.


It is the practice of the Jewish Federation to protect users’ information. The information you provide will not be sold or rented to third parties.

We may share your personal data with third parties:

  • To provide services to us or on our behalf, such as to companies or individuals that host or operate our sites, process credit card payments, analyze data, or provide customer service and to our agents, lawyers, consultants, or other advisors.
  • Where we are required by law to disclose personal data and to satisfy regulatory requirements.
  • To protect our property and interest, such as to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors, or other advisors, to respond to emergencies and to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties and visitors to our sites.
  • Anyone expressly authorized by you to receive your personal data.

Except as provided in this Privacy Notice, we will not provide any of your personal data to any third parties without your specific consent.


The Jewish Federation is committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We take reasonable technical, physical, and organizational/administrative security measures to protect personal data from accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, or misuse.

Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the absolute security of any of your personal data.


We will keep your personal data in accordance with all applicable laws and until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal data in a safe manner.


The Jewish Federation respects your right to access and control your personal data. Subject to applicable law, you may exercise the following choices with regard to our processing of your personal data:

  • Access. You may request access to your personal data to see what personal data we have collected about you and what personal data about you was disclosed to third parties. Depending on the scope of your request, we may need to verify your identity to process the request, and may also charge you a fee for providing you with a copy of your data (except where this is not permissible under applicable law).
  • Correction/Rectification. You may request that your personal data be amended or corrected if you believe there is an inaccuracy.
  • Deletion. You may request that we delete your personal data except where we are required by law to keep this data or where we have entered into legal agreements that require us to keep your data for these agreements or contracts. Please note that the deletion of your personal data may prevent us from providing you content, services, or other benefits that depend on the processing of your personal data.
  • Objection/Opposition. You can object/oppose to our use of your personal data if you believe such processing is contrary to this Privacy Notice or is otherwise not permitted by applicable law.
  • Data Portability. You may request transmission of your personal data to another data controller in a standard machine readable format.
  • Withdraw consent. Where we rely on your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw such consent at any time. We will apply your preferences going forward and this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your withdrawal of consent.

If you would like to exercise any of these choices, you may contact us at: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these data privacy choices.

If you would like to make a complaint about how we handled your personal data, or make a complaint about a breach of data protection laws, please contact us using the information provided below in Section 11. You may have a right in some locations to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.


This Cookies Notice describes how we collect and store information through cookies, pixel tags, and local objects (collectively referred to as “Cookies”) on our sites, the reasons we use Cookies, and how you can manage settings related to Cookies.

A. What are Cookies and why does the Jewish Federation use them?

A Cookie is a text file stored on your computer, mobile, or other device by your web browser when you visit or use a site, and that your browser provides to us each time you return to the site. Almost every website uses these files. Cookies may store certain information such as your internet protocol (“IP”) address, operating system, device information, browser type and language, referring URLs, access times, pages viewed, links clicked, and other information about your activities or use of the sites.

Cookies vary in duration. Session Cookies, for example, last for as long as your internet browser is open. Once the browser closes, the Session Cookies disappear. Persistent Cookies are stored on your device for longer periods. Both types of Cookies can create an identification that is unique to your device.

B. What Types of Cookies does the Jewish Federation use?

The Jewish Federal uses the following types of Cookies on the sites.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential to make the sites perform certain functions and make certain features available to you. These Cookies are used for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation on the site features and content. Without these Cookies, these features cannot be provided or some of its features could be significantly diminished.
  • Performance Cookies are used for various performance purposes including tracking the number of visitors to the sites and information such as the number of views a page gets, how much time a user spends on a page, and other pertinent web statistics. These Cookies are used to improve the performance of the sites, their function, and your experience using them.
  • Functional Cookies enable the sites to save information already entered (such as your username, language choices, and location), so it can offer improved and more personalized functions. Functional Cookies are also used to enable features you request, such as playing videos.
  • Analytics Cookies are used with our sites from third parties, such as Google Analytics. These services use Cookies to collect information such as IP address, device ID, browser information, geolocation, content viewed, or other similar information for the purpose of analyzing and measuring how visitors use the sites, interact with advertisements, and measure specific functions and features. We also place Cookies and other plug-ins of third parties, such as Google, Facebook, or Microsoft’s Bing, in the sites that track your interactions with our sites and that third party’s website, content, advertisements, website links, and/or other services. These Cookies are linked to a user’s use of that third party’s services. Third-party Cookies are managed by third-party service providers that also provide the Jewish Federation with statistical or analytical information and help us provide you with advertisements that we believe would be relevant for you. The information collection and use practices by such third parties are described in that third party’s privacy policies and Cookies notices, not this Cookies Notice.

C. How to Manage and Disable Cookies

You can manage or disable certain Cookies by adjusting your browser or device settings. Browsers and devices are different, so refer to the settings menu of your browser or device control settings for instructions on how to change your Cookie preferences. If you choose to turn off Cookies, you can still access all areas of our site. If you choose not to receive Cookies, however, our sites, or portions of our online services, may not function properly.

You may also manage Cookies placed by third parties such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft’s Bing, by following the instructions provided by the third parties in their Cookie policies and notices. You can find out how to do this, and find more information about Cookies, at To learn more about the use of Cookies by Google for analytics and to exercise choice regarding those Cookies, please download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available at For information about Cookies used by other third parties, visit:

You also may be able to opt-out from having certain of our third-party marketing partners use Cookies on our sites to collect data for marketing purposes. Some of these advertising partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs as further described in the NAI Opt-Out Page, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page,, and follow the relevant instructions. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict Cookies on your computer, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your NAI opt-out choice.


California law requires that we disclose whether we respond to your web browser’s Do Not Track signals. We do not respond to Do Not Track signals at this time.


If you reside within the EU, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority about how we process your personal data. You can find your corresponding data protection authority by visiting:

If your personal data is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we discourage use of We cannot guaranty compliance with GDRP opt-in only requirements but will try to delete any information collected upon written request in a timely manner.

When you provide us with your personal data, you provide the data to the Jewish Federation located in the United States. While we will process your personal data as provided in this privacy notice, the United States does not provide the same levels of protections as provided under the GDPR. You acknowledge and consent to the transfer and processing of your personal data in the United States.


We may update this Privacy Notice and post the revised notice on our sites. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Notice. You can see the last time the Privacy Notice was updated above. You are encouraged to read any revised Privacy Notice.  Your continued use of our sites after such amendments will be deemed your acknowledgement of these changes to this Privacy Notice.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, or you want to exercise your choices with respect to your personal data, you may contact us at:

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219