General Terms of Use​​​​​​​​​​

This website is maintained by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) as a service to individuals and organizations interested in the work of JFS. Your use of this site means that you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site. These terms and conditions may be revised or updated by JFS at any time.


The purpose of this site is to provide information and services related to JFS’s programs and services and programs administered by others for purposes related to JFS’s purposes. All materials are provided solely for personal, institutional, or demonstration non-commercial use.

No Representations

JFS attempts to keep the contents of this site accurate and current but makes no warranties or representations in this regard. Visitors and users therefore agree that all access to and use of this site is at the user’s sole risk. JFS does not warrant that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. NEITHER JFS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY ASSOCIATED WITH JFS, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER TO THE ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITES OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY WAY OF THAT SITE, OR TO ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT HEREOF. Users and visitors specifically waive any and all claims they may have against all of the foregoing entities and individuals arising out of or relating to access to or use of this site.

Notice and Disclaimer

JFS may provide various online registrations, applications, and request forms as a convenience to its users. All users of these services do so at their sole risk and without any representations, warranties, or assurances by JFS regarding the security of the information that they provide online. JFS further makes no representations, warranties, or assurances that the information users supply online will be transmitted immediately or correctly to JFS or will be processed in the amount of time users require to meet their needs or deadlines. By using these online services, all users expressly acknowledge and agree that they will not have or assert any claims of any kind or character against JFS or its employees or agents relating in any way to their use of the service(s).

Linking to the JFS Site

If you create a link to this site, please observe the following conditions:

  • Links pertaining to JFS programs and services should point only to the URL These addresses will not change. Links to internal pages are made at your own discretion as addresses may change.
  • Websites desiring to include a copy of the JFS logo, or any logo representing JFS programs or services, with their link should contact for relevant permissions, necessary copyright information and copies of appropriate graphics. Please be advised that permission will not necessarily be granted.
  • Links must be from sites related to the content and purpose of this site and must be for the purpose of promoting that content. Permission is not granted to include material, including graphics and images, from this site on other websites. JFS reserves the right to deny the permissions given herein upon determination that any of the conditions stated above have not been met, or that additional circumstances lead JFS to conclude, in its sole discretion, that a given link is not in accordance with the business, educational purposes, or best interests of JFS.

Links from JFS Internet Sites

JFS provides links to other websites for informational purposes only. JFS is not responsible for the content in other sites, and links from the JFS site to other sites are not intended to imply endorsement of them by JFS.


JFS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information provided by website users. For details please see our Privacy Policy.


If you would like to be removed from JFS’s e-mail list, please notify us at This will not affect individualized communications directed to you.

Privacy Policy​​​​​​​​​​​

Personal Information

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul is committed to respecting the privacy of our online visitors and donors. We keep contact information such as your e-mail address and postal address in a secure database used only by JFS’s staff and contractors. We will not forward, trade or sell any part of your information to other organizations.
We have implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private.

Links to Other Sites

This site provides links to resources we find useful. These links will take you to sites operated by different organizations with different privacy practices. When leaving, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before sharing information. We have no control over information that is submitted to third parties.

Information Gathering and Use

Information You Provide

Depending on how you use this website, we may ask you to provide some or all of the following personal information:
• Name
• Address
• Zip code
• Telephone number
• Email address
• Credit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)

Some information you provide (when making an online donation, for example) is collected by a third party that JFS has engaged to provide certain services on its behalf. That party’s handling of your information will be governed by its own privacy and security policies. If JFS then receives that information from the third party, JFS will handle the information as required by JFS’s policies.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you visit the JFS site, some information is automatically collected about your visit that does not identify you personally. This information helps us analyze trends to better understand how users view and utilize our site.

Cookies – A “cookie” is a small data file that a website may send to your browser and that may then be stored on your hard drive. Our website uses cookies that allow your computer to “remember” information about your preferences and session, and allow you to move within areas of our websites without reintroducing yourself. No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies. Both “session ID” and “persistent” cookies may be used in a site. A session ID cookie will expire at the time you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time and may be set to store your passwords so you do not have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies can be removed by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “Help” file.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however, some JFS applications may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Log Information – Our servers automatically record information your browser sends whenever you visit a site. We do not record personal information during this process. The server records may include information such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, refer/exit pages, your operating system, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Our website may use other technologies to track and analyze user activity on our site. We use this information to track the number of visitors to our site and determine which pages are visited most often, how visitors navigate through our site, and the domains from which visitors access the site. We may also analyze the data internally to help us determine how to provide more useful information to visitors.

Changes to Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised or updated by JFS at any time. The revisions will be posted on this site.

Changes to Your Information, Unsubscribing

JFS wants your information and preferences to be accurate and complete. To update or change your information, you can send your updated information to
Users who register to receive emails from JFS may request to be removed from our e-mail list at any time. We will honor your request, and this will not affect individualized communications directed to you.

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please email us at