Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the web site of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Cincinnati, OH, and reviewing our privacy policy. At Jewish Family Service, we take your privacy seriously. In general, you can visit Jewish Family Service on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (i.e., any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Jewish Family Service. Jewish Family Service does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Jewish Family Service is proud to be a source of information for our many programs and services. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, consult your personal physician, attorney, financial advisor and/or tax preparer.

Any reference to a commercial or noncommercial product, process, service, or company is not an endorsement or recommendation by Jewish Family Service. Jewish Family Service does not endorse or recommend products, services, or manufacturers. Jewish Family Service assumes no liability whatsoever for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.

Website Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to JFS is done at your own risk. However, JFS uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.

Credit card information is transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. Member and purchaser information is a high priority and we use our own protective measures, as well as the capabilities of our software and hardware vendors.

We realize there can be incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions, as almost every website, service and user encounters. In those instances, our goals are to move quickly to isolate the problem, ensure or restore proper functionality and minimize any inconvenience to our users. As appropriate and necessary, JFS will notify the relevant authorities of these incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions of the JFS website.

Our site may contain links to other web sites, including web sites directed towards children. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, sponsors or other sites to which we provide links from our site. We encourage you to check the applicable privacy policy of the web site sponsor when linking to other web sites.

The Jewish Family Service web site address (URL) is When you visit our web site, our web servers automatically recognize the browser's domain name, IP address, operating system, browser type and version as well as the referring URL. Our servers do not record e-mail addresses. We collect the domain names and IP addresses in order to aggregate information on what pages users access or visit. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals.

Jewish Family Service will only collect personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending us e-mails. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry or request by e-mail, or telephone-depending on your requests and our resources.

On some pages you can make a donation or order products or tickets for classes and community events that require a payment. The types of personal information collected are Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Numbers, Credit/Debit Card information and other event-specific information such as requested meal or CEU.

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a tribute to be sent in honor of an occasion, you will need to submit the recipient's address and name.

We use the information you provide about yourself only to complete that transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction.

We use the information you provide about someone else for a tribute only to send the tribute. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction.

We may also contact you to provide information about Jewish Family Service activities, programs, and development opportunities and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside Jewish Family Service unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so. You have the opportunity to opt-out of emails or other contact from Jewish Family Service.

The Jewish Family Service web site offers opportunities to communicate with some of our programs by e-mail, or through web forms. Because these means of communication are not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages with us. Jewish Family Service is not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system.

If you have other questions about this privacy policy, or have suggestions on how it may be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at, or contact us by telephone at 513-469-1188.

These privacy policies are effective as of November 20, 2016. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they go into effect. It is your responsibility to refer to this privacy policy on accessing this site.

Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit:
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.