Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Exponent uses and protects any information that you may provide when you use The Exponent may change this policy occasionally by updating this page.
This privacy statement covers only information that is collected through this Web site, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the site.

When does the Jewish Publishing Group collect my personally identifiable information?

While use of this site does not require submitting personal information, we collect such information when you register for our site or for services on our site. We may collect:

•    Contact information such as email and mailing address
•    Demographic information such as state, country, year of birth, gender

In addition to registration, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you enter contests and sweepstakes (which may be done in conjunction with site registration), participate in promotions and special programs, register for premium or customized services, make a purchase at one of our merchants or partners, subscribe to one of our print publications, or download a software product or plug-in.

If you are making a purchase or enrolling in a premium service for which there is a fee, we, or a 3rd party working in partnership with us, will collect your credit card, billing address, and other verifying information. In addition, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you provide content to us for display or use on the Site, including but not limited to, when you participate in user surveys, post messages to bulletin boards or chat areas, submit personals or other classified listings, build a home page, report a problem with one of our sites or services, or submit a letter to the editor.

How is my personal information used?

The more information you provide, the better we are able to customize our services to suit your needs and preferences. We review our users’ preferences, demographics, traffic patterns, and other information in aggregate so that we can better understand who our audience is, and what it is you want. Please note that we will not sell your information or transfer it to any third party.  We may also use your information for:

•    Internal record keeping.
•    To improve our products and services.
•    To periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting
•    To customize the website according to your interests.

All credit card information is transmitted in an encrypted form, using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption, the industry-standard. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. The Jewish Publishing Group assumes no liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized third parties.

The email address provided by you at registration, or as updated, may be used by the Exponent to contact you for any reason, including:

▪    Your account status (including an email confirmation of registration)
▪    Major changes to the Web site, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
▪    Participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the Web site
▪    Notifying you of existing or prospective products and services offered by us or our advertisers and partners.

To update your personal information such as name or mailing address, you can sign into your account and visit the “My Account” page. To update your newsletter subscriptions you either a) visit your newsletter subscription page in your account, or b) unsubscribe by following the instructions within the email newsletter.

If you opt-in to a third party offer on this site then your relationship with the third party will be governed by their respective Privacy Policies. If you no longer wish to receive communication from the third party, then you will need to contact them directly to opt-out.

Who does Jewish Publishing Group share information with?

User information is shared within Jewish Publishing Group to provide you with a more integrated and customized user experience. We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties except (1) to the extent necessary to provide you with a requested product or service, or (2) in order to provide targeted promotional offers during the registration process. If you do not accept any of the offers, your information will not be retained by our registration offers partner.

To the extent you are notified of uses of your personal information which are different from those described in this Policy Statement during your enrollment in any particular service, sweepstakes, contest or promotion, the uses of which you are specifically notified will govern that service, sweepstakes, contest or promotion. We may co-sponsor some contests on our site with other companies. If you enter one of these contests, our co-sponsor may receive the information collected. In such cases, we will tell you who the co-sponsor is and notify you the use of this information is governed by the co-sponsor’s privacy policy.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

We may also collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration or to report information in aggregate form to our advertisers (e.g. how many visitors logged in to a Jewish Publishing Group site). An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. When you visit a particular Exponent web page, our servers log your IP address. Your IP address is not linked to anything personally identifiable.

How does Jewish Publishing Group use cookies?

A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies and most web browsers automatically accept them. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies, however this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Site and some portions of the site may not function exactly as intended. You may be required to repeatedly log in to participate in various services, promotions, or product offerings. Cookies make your experience easier by saving your preferences and passwords.
We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our reader’s needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We also use cookies that contain no personal information at all. These cookies help us estimate our audience size and determine which areas of the Site are the most popular. Third party advertisers may set and access their cookies on your computer in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Some parts of the site use cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the Web site and to facilitate return visits. Information collected about user activity may be done in partnership using a third party tracking tool. The information collected from cookies is tracked to enhance security and to improve the functionality of the Web site by avoiding duplicate data entry, facilitating navigation, and increasing the relevance of content. Cookies on the site may collect the following information: a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information used to personalize the content that is shown, and membership information to access services on Some cookies used by may remain on your computer after you leave the Web site.

What else should I know?

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and registered users. If you disclose personal information in a chat room, forum, on your home page, or any other publicly accessible place on the Site, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Jewish Publishing Group.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy policy only applies to our site.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using Jewish Publishing Group sites and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of Jewish Publishing Group sites. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we materially change how we use your personal information we will notify you either by email or through a prominent notice on the web site. Your continued use of any portion of Jewish Publishing Group sites following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your accept of those changes.