Privacy Policy

This information applies to all IATF sites. These include: and IATF Speakers Fellowship.

Thank you for visiting the website (the “Website”) owned and operated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues (“IATF”). 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.


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, date of birth, email address, telephone number, credit or debit 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 [email protected].  The “Support the IATF” page requests information in order to administer the transaction by our primary sponsor, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (“JDC”), it requests (and collects if you provide) your name, spouse’s name (optional), address, e-mail address (optional), home and business telephone numbers (optional), credit card information, and information about the type of program you wish to support with your donation.

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.


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, if you request to join our mailing list, we may send you e-mail and other forms of communication offering information which we think you may be interested in.  If you want us to stop using the personal information you provided, please contact [email protected].

How We Share Your Personal Information.

We will not sell the personal information you provide.  Neither IATF nor JDC will share the personal information you provide except (a) if it is 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 IATF, JDC 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 IATF’s services or activities, and/or (e) notifying you when we make changes to one of our subscriber agreements or this policy.

Additionally, we may share certain personal information you provide online or offline 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 [email protected]. 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 with 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 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 the Website.  We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how the Website is being used by visitors to the Website.

Collection of Information by Others

The Website contains links to other sites whose practices may be different than ours.  You should check the other sites’ privacy policy since IATF has no control over information that is submitted to or collected by such sites.
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.


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.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

We use cookies as a convenience feature to save you time, to understand how the Website is used, and to improve the content and offerings on our Website.  For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our web pages or recall your specific information on subsequent visits (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to the Website).  We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.  You can opt to have your browser reject cookies.  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 website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server.  Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website 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 Website and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. This information will only be used to improve the Website.  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. JDC’s security standards are in validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

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 and 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 the State 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 [email protected].

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 the Website or its services or wish to find out if your child requested to join our email list, please email us at [email protected].  We 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 the Website without your permission, you may email us at [email protected].

Changes to this Policy

Because IATF’s organizational needs or methods of operation 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 we plan to use your personally identifiable information in a way that differs from this policy, we will revise it as appropriate.  Your continued access to and use of the Website following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.  This policy is effective as of July 15, 2009.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you may e-mail [email protected]