Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization that operates the Bend the Arc: Jewish Action website.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by us when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

Information We Collect

User-Provided Information: You provide Bend the Arc: Jewish Action information about yourself, such as your name and email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to our site, on a third party website or network) when you contribute to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action online or via mail; sign up at a Bend the Arc: Jewish Action community or other event to support a campaign or initiative, or take an action; or sign up online to support a campaign or initiative, or take an action. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. You may provide us information in user content you post to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action.

Third Party Services

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at When you visit Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at and

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action uses Google Analytics to help understand use of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and to send you communications that could include: legislative updates; action alerts; newsletters; information about Bend the Arc: Jewish Action campaigns, events, activities and local volunteer opportunities; and, appeals for support. We also use this information to send you communications on the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, including its programs, events, activities, and appeals for support.

By providing Bend the Arc: Jewish Action your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Bend the Arc: Jewish Action-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action’s unsubscribe page.

Following termination or deactivation of your Bend the Arc: Jewish Action account, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action after termination or deactivation of your account.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Bend the Arc: Jewish Action also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: The information we gather (including email addresses) is not shared with other organizations or parties. From time to time when we play a leading role in another organization’s event or if the subject matter is important for you to know about, we may send out emails on behalf of this like-minded organization, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided. Bend the Arc may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing Bend the Arc services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Bend the Arc (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to Bend the Arc, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to Bend the Arc, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Bend the Arc will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our users or others.

How we track HTML email analytics

We make use of both "open-tracking" and "click-tracking" in our HTML email blasts (i.e. emails that contain text and images). Open-tracking allows us to find out how many people have viewed our email newsletters and click-tracking allows us to find out which links in the email were clicked on. This helps us to refine and improve the editorial content of our emails, and to provide you with relevant information.

"HTML-sensing" is used to determine if your email client supports HTML-based emails. This is employed only if you request our system to detect whether you can receive HTML emails. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected].

How We Protect Your Information

Bend the Arc is extremely protective of the information it gathers through its advocacy campaigns, legislative and organizing work, the mail, and its website. We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Bend the Arc or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Bend the Arc is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Bend the Arc, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Bend the Arc will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through Bend the Arc, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Bend the Arc keeps on file by contacting us directly at [email protected], or by calling (212) 213-2113.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for Bend the Arc: Jewish Action accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].

Links to Other Websites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from Bend the Arc, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on Bend the Arc, as determined by Bend the Arc in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.