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Privacy Policy

At the Jewish Activism Summer School (JASS) we wish to safeguard personal privacy. We wouldn’t want our personal details used without our knowledge or permission and we assume you don’t either. We believe in respecting your privacy and take the matters of privacy very seriously, whether on our website,, or in any other of our communications.

 So, we have drawn up a privacy policy to explain what happens to any personal information that you provide to us or that we collect from you when you visit our site. We will update this policy from time to time so please do check for updates if this is important to you.

This privacy policy relates solely to JASS and its website. There are many links on our website to external sites beyond our control. You should always check the privacy policies of these sites before using them. Using implies agreeing to our privacy policy alone.

Your Personal Information

Collecting very specific, relevant information is a necessary part of us being able to provide our visitors with information about the Jewish Activism Summer School.

We will only use your personal information fairly and securely, and will never do anything with it (such as sharing it with any other party) that you have not clearly agreed to or that could be considered irresponsible. The Jewish Activism Summer School is a socially-oriented organisation and has no interest in benefiting financially from any of the data which we collect.


We at JASS will only use your information for uses that can fairly be deemed to be in your best interests. This might be to provide you personally with better service or it might be to promote our project as a whole.


Other purposes might be to provide a more tailored experience on our website, measure our website’s traffic and public exposure, filter our promotional activity, general administration, statistical analysis to help improve our offering or any other usage that is relevant, fair, honest, sensitive, responsible and respectful towards your privacy.


We will only use any of your personal information for the purposes we clearly state at the point at which you provide it to us – for example, when you register for one of our events, sign up for the newsletter, provide a financial contribution, give us information over the phone or take part in any of our programs.


We will only share your personal information with our employees, contractors, instructors or professional advisors where it is necessary in order to fulfil a valid, stated purpose, as detailed above.


Promotional Messages

Promotion and publicity does not just mean marketing our programs, but also includes news and information about: our charitable, educational and campaign work; our role in educating the public about the history of Jewish activism and its figures; volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved with our work; appeals and fundraising; our events, activities and local groups.


Each and every marketing message we send you, in whatever medium, will also include an appropriate and easy way for you to opt out of receiving further communications of that type. We will send you marketing materials for the following reasons:

  1. You have requested this specifically or have otherwise opted in.

  2. You have previously shown that you are interested and affected by our work (for example you have attended events, sent us unsolicited emails, registered for activities, sent us a financial contribution or registered your interest in another way). It is therefore reasonable to expect that you would want to stay informed. To accomplish this we need to store and process your personal data.

  3. We have carried out what is referred to as a 'balancing test' (between privacy rights and wanting to be kept informed) and we believe that it would be reasonable for you to expect to receive our marketing messages by email.

Information We Collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following information about you:

  1. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes “traffic data” (in other words - how often you visit our website, when you visit our website, which website referred you to ours, etc.), “location data” (which area of the world you are located in) and other “communication data” (for example, what type of computer or mobile device you use, what size screen you use, which type of web browser, etc).

  2. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, the information you provide when you register on the website, become a member, or make a donation or payment, personal details (name, date of birth, email, address, telephone, etc.) when you become a subscriber;

  3. financial information (payment information which you provide, such as credit/debit card or direct debit details, etc.);

  4. details of your interests and preferences (such as campaigns, projects you participate in, the ways you support us or how you became involved with us).

  5. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.


Information to and from Third Parties

We sometimes receive personal data about individuals from third parties. For example, this may happen if we are partnering with another organisation. In the future, we may also use third parties to help us conduct research and analysis on personal data, and this can result in new personal data being created. We may collect information from social media where you have given us permission to do so, or if you post on one of our social media pages. Our website is managed on the platform. As such, certain cookies are placed by and certain data regarding website traffic, user experience and security is collected by



If you are a volunteer, then we may collect extra information about you (e.g. references, criminal records checks, details of emergency contacts, medical conditions, etc.). This information will be retained for legal reasons, to protect us and you (including in the event of an insurance or legal claim) and for safeguarding purposes.


Use of Information

We may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our events, activities, classes or courses.

  2. To provide information to you relating to other programs and events that may be of interest to you as well as news about the organisation. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive this information. 

  3. To inform you of any changes to our website, programs or activities.

Frankly, we think there are more than enough irrelevant emails clogging up inboxes across the world, without us adding to the problem, so we will only ask if we genuinely think you’d be interested.


Storing of Your Personal Information

In operating our website and various online platforms, our information is stored on servers outside of our reach. It may become necessary to transfer data - and that might include the personal information that we collect from you - to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal information to us, we’ll take it that you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our utmost to ensure that our and your information is transferred, stored and processed securely.

Unfortunately, as is well known, sending information via the internet is not entirely secure and such information has been intercepted in the past. So, whilst we will always do what we can to protect the information we hold, we can never guarantee the security of the information that you send to us electronically. We wish we could.


Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than as described in this privacy policy or in these situations:

  1. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.

  2. Whereby doing so we might reasonably help to prevent or reduce the risk of any fraud being committed.


Hyperlinks to Other Websites

From time to time, we include links to other websites run by other organisations, companies, or people not related directly to JASS on our website or other platforms and communications. If we provide a link, it does not mean that we endorse or approve that website’s policy towards visitor privacy. It wouldn’t be a bad idea if you were to review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.



We also use your personal data for administrative purposes. This includes:

receiving donations; maintaining databases of our participants, volunteers, alumni, faculty, partners and supporters; performing our obligations under contracts; complying with local laws and regulations; fulfilling orders for goods or services; helping us respect your choices and preferences (e.g. in case you ask us not to receive specific or promotional material, we will keep a record of this).



In order to provide you with the best experience on, our website will need to place 'cookies' on your computer. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which lets us collect information from the browser. If you'd like to know more about cookies, visit

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look for instructions on Unfortunately, turning off cookies may mean our website doesn't retain your personalized settings and may restrict use of the site. You can set your browser to reject all cookies. Please note that if you do this then certain areas of this website will not be able to function for you. Choose a browser setting that rejects third-party cookies but allows the benign, functional ones that make the internet work well.

Most cookies that our website uses are ‘session-cookies’ and only exist for the time that you are using our site. They perform functional tasks – such as remembering that you are logged as you move from page to page, or to pre-load your personal details into forms to save you time. Some cookies stay on your computer for longer periods of time or until you empty your cache. We do not track you on any other website or communication.

These are the Cookies that makes use of:

First-Party Cookies – Strictly necessary

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When viewing a mobile site, it forces the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site.





Persistent (up to two weeks)

Identifies logged-in site members




First-Party Cookies – functionality

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Persistent (up to Two years or until cache is deleted)

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site



Indicates how a site was rendered. 


Persistent (Two weeks)

Identifies logged in site members

Third-Party Cookies - functionality

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Access to Your Information

Please write to the following address and include a fee of 10 euros to cover our organization's handling costs:

Jewish Activism Summer School (JASS), School of Jewish Theology, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 2, 14469 Potsdam.


Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback on our privacy policy. You can contact us at:


Notification of Changes

If we update our website privacy policy, we will announce it on our website.



Links are made to the best of our knowledge and conscience. Despite careful control, the Jewish Activism Summer School, it’s employees or the operators of this website assume no liability for the content of external sites that are accessed via links from this site. The content of the linked pages are the sole responsibility of their operators.


Provided Information

The operators of this website assume no liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness, completeness and/or quality of the published information. The publication of the information is done to the best of our knowledge and belief. The right to make additions or changes to the information and articles provided on this website at any time remains reserved to the operators.



All contents, design and possible downloads, which can be found on this website, are protected by copyright. The commercial duplication and processing of the discontinued contents require prior written consent.

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