Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs the Max M. Fisher Archives website (“Site”). The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (“we”, “us”, and “our”) collects, uses, and discloses personal information as described herein. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to Site and not to any other websites, including other sites operated by us or third-party sites. Nor does it apply to information that we may collect offline.

Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

“Personal information” is information that is reasonably identifiable to you or to a particular device or that allows you or it to be identified. As you use the Site, you may be asked for such personal information as your name, postal and/or e-mail address, and telephone number. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, such as to identify you and communicate with you.

We collect information that you provide voluntarily. If you elect to post your thoughts on the Site, we will display your first name (providing your last name is optional) in connection with your comments. All comments will be moderated before posting. Please note that, once posted on the Site, your comments may be viewed by the public. If you want to ask us a question, we request that you provide us with certain contact information such as your email address and telephone number so that we can respond to your inquiry.

We may also collect navigational information related to your use of the Site, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, location-based information, pages accessed, linking information, page visits, page views, click stream and website log files. To the extent that this information becomes reasonably identifiable to you or to a particular device, it will be considered personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

We may collect information using a third-party web analytics tool such as Google Analytics ( that aggregates data so that it is not identifiable to any particular individual or device. Information regarding Google Analytics is available at Note that Google Analytics may use cookies to collect information related to your use of the Site. You may be able to instruct your browser not to send information to Google Analytics by installing a browser add-on. For more information please visit

PLEASE NOTE: the Site is not directed to children younger than thirteen years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

How do we use personal information?

We generally use personal information collected on the Site for the following purposes:

  • to understand our visitors’ needs and to improve our Site
  • advise you of information relevant to the Site
  • to respond to requests for services
  • to provide information about the proper use or misuse of the Site
  • to process technical or administrative issues or to communicate regarding those issues
  • to conduct research and surveys
  • to improve, expand, or otherwise adjust our services.

See also circumstances under which we may share or transfer personal information, discussed below.


A cookie is a small text file that a website places on your computer’s hard drive that allows a website’s server to keep track of and facilitate certain activities on the site. Cookies help provide information to us about how users are using the Site. Among other purposes, we may use cookies to collect information about how visitors use the Site and what pages and features visitors find more or less interesting, to make it easier for you as a user to log in, or to make visits to the Site otherwise more efficient. We use information that we obtain by cookies, to the extent it is or becomes personal information, in accordance with the terms of this policy. You may be able to set your browser to accept all cookies, block certain cookies, require your consent before a cookie is placed in your browser, or block all cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information on cookies generally.

Protecting Your Information

The Site has attempted to use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect your privacy. Where we use outside vendors in connection with the Site, we attempt to contract with vendors who also use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect your information. Unfortunately, while we take steps to protect and secure your information, we cannot and do not guarantee that your information will be completely secure.

Sharing of Information

There are circumstances where we will transfer and/or disclose to third parties personal information. Those circumstances, subject to the limits of applicable law, are as follows: (a) in response to subpoenas or other legal process or otherwise to resolve disputes and/or protect the rights, safety or property interests of our users, the public, the Site, or our website vendors; (b) with our vendors and other service providers for the purpose of maintaining or improving the Site; (c) with any successor organization in the event we combine with or otherwise reorganize; (d) with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation; and (e) where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so. We will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties.

Maintaining Your Information

We keep personal information for as long as we deem it useful, and for as long as applicable law allows us to maintain it. You always have the right to request that your personal information be modified or deleted from our records. We will attempt to honor all such requests, subject to technical feasibility, applicable law and our judgment that the information is not important for us to maintain for our internal record-keeping purposes.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to third-party websites. When using third-party websites, you should review the privacy policies of such parties’ sites to understand how they collect and use personal information.

Notification of Changes

If the Site changes its privacy practices, those changes will be posted on this page so that you are kept informed of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please check this page for changes from time to time to make sure you are aware of our latest privacy practices. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of a revised Privacy Statement shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

Contact Us

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices on the Site, please contact us at _________________________.