Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We are therefore providing this policy statement about our Web site privacy and information practices. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. If we do, those changes will be clearly posted on this site so our users are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed.

Your Personal Information - Membership in a spiritual community brings with it an informal understanding that certain information or news about members and their "life cycle" events will be sensitively shared within the Keneseth Israel community. Accordingly, our Web site may include news about congregational simchas and bereavements, and other community news, but we will generally not include news of our members’ illnesses.

Any information we collect on this Web site is done so to provide a service to our synagogue members and Web site visitors. Personally identifiable information, such as your name and e-mail address, may be requested in online forms that allow you to provide feedback, register for classes and events, make donations or purchases, and so on. This data is kept securely either on our site, hosted by Jvillage Network, or at the synagogue. Keneseth Israel may share your information with the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and with the Union for Reform Judaism, but Keneseth Israel does not share, sell, or rent to other third parties any personal information collected on this Web site. Since we may use your personal information to provide services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If any of the information changes, or if you become aware that the personal information we have is incorrect, please inform us so that we can make the necessary changes.

We will not post phone numbers, addresses or e-mail addresses for Keneseth Israel members on our Web site other than in connection with event planning and other appropriate Temple activities, and then only with the knowledge of the members. The membership directory may be posted in a secure password protected section of the website. Any information published in the directory will be with the member’s permission. We may post telephone and e-mail contacts for Temple professional and support staff, as well as for members of the Keneseth Israel Board of Trustees and Committee chairs.

Credit Card Transactions will be processed securely. We do not offer refunds for credit card transactions for tuition, contributions, or dues. Event reservations will be refunded with 14 days written or e-mailed notification prior to the scheduled event.

We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent, and we will not knowingly identify children under the age of 13 in photographs on our Web site without the consent of a parent or guardian. Children under age 13 should not provide any personally identifiable information on this or any other Web site without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Our Information Gathering - To help us monitor website page use, we may record the following: IP address/Host name, date/time, files requested, and who referred them and their browser type. User ID is recorded for all secure log-ins. This site does not make use of cookie technology, which refers to the storage of pieces of data stored on users' computers that is referenced when the user visits a particular website.

Links to Other Sites - As a service to our members and to visitors to our Web site, this site contains links to other Web sites that are not owned or operated by Keneseth Israel. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the accuracy or reliability of any information contained on these linked sites. The fact that we have provided a link to a site is not an endorsement or sponsorship of the site or a reflection of any affiliation with the operators of such site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site you visit.

Contact Information - If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact the KI office at 215-887-8700.