Privacy Policy

The Jewish Publication Society recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our online visitors. It is our intent to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy. The following is the way we handle information learned about you from your visits to our Web site.

Collective Data

Like most other Web sites, deposits certain bits of information called “cookies” in a visitor’s computer. Cookies are sent back only to the Web site that deposited them when a visitor returns to that site. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in a Web site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personal, identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. We hope to use the information we collect through this technology to improve our site.

Personally Identifiable Information

The Jewish Publication Society collects personally identifiable information including names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and preferences only when that information is provided voluntarily by a Web site visitor. SSL (secure socket layer) encryption is then used to protect this personal information. We reserve the right to contact you periodically, by any and all means you provide to us, with special offers, updated information, organizational news or new services. You reserve the right to refuse this information by contacting us directly (see the Contact Us section of this Web site). We do not sell or share any of the personal information we collect on this Web site with outside or constituent organizations without explicit permission to do so from you. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by emailing us at using “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Financial Information

The Jewish Publication Society places a high priority on protecting any personal financial information that you provide. When you purchase books or gift certificates, or become a member online, we use your credit card information only to process your payment and will not use it for marketing purposes. Credit card information is transmitted through but is not stored on a Web-enabled server. This information is stored offline for our records, but we will never share this information with third parties.

Security Used

We store all user information in secure databases protected via a variety of access controls. Access controls include: password protection, electronic firewalls and data encryption. SSL encryption is used to protect all personal and financial information, and credit card information is not stored on a Web-enabled server. This data is accessed only for purposes specified in this privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites

As a resource to our visitors, The Jewish Publication Society may provide links to other Web sites. We try to carefully choose Web sites that we believe are useful and meet our high standards. However, because Web sites can change so quickly, we can not guarantee the standards of every Web site link we provide or be responsible for the content of these sites.

Questions and Changes in Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or would like to change or update your contact information, please contact us at 800-234-3151 or email

Notification of Changes

If our Privacy Policy changes in any way, we will post those changes to this privacy statement so users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. Accordingly, please refer back to this Privacy Policy frequently, as it may change.