Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy- for Fresh Ink for Teens

Privacy Policy

Fresh Ink for Teens is committed to your privacy and the security of the information you provide to us during your visit to our Website.  BY USING OR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU (AND YOUR PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF YOU ARE a MINOR) are agreeing to this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).  We have posted this Privacy Policy in order to explain our privacy policies, information collection practices and the choices you have about the way information is collected and used.  All capitalized terms that are not defined herein shall have those meanings prescribed to them in Fresh Ink for Teens terms of use for the Website (the “Terms of Use”), of which this Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and made a part of.  Consistent with the Terms of Use, by use of the Website you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, as may be modified from time to time.


Fresh Ink for Teens reserves the right to update or revise this Privacy Policy at any time, in its sole discretion.  As we continue to develop our Website and take advantage of advances in technology to improve the services we offer, this Privacy Policy likely will change.  We will post any changes on the Privacy Policy page of the Website and will revise the “updated” date at the end of this Privacy Policy, but we have no other obligation to notify you of such changes.  We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policies and practices.


We take physical, electronic and administrative steps that are reasonably designed to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access.  Please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting personally identifiable information to the Website.  Although we will exercise reasonable care in storing that information on our systems, or a third-party service provider’s system, no method of transmission over the Internet or of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  So we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet or stored on the Website.

Except as otherwise provided in the Terms of Use, it is prohibited to violate or attempt to violate the security or test the vulnerability of this Website in any manner.  Such violations could result in civil or criminal penalties to the extent consistent with applicable law.  See the “User Conduct” section of the Terms of Use for further information.

The Information We Collect

We receive and store two types of information through the Website: (1) personally identifiable information that you supply voluntarily through certain interactive functionality available on the Website or as a result of the Website; and (2) automatic information, such as aggregate tracking and site usage information that we gather on an anonymous basis when you access our Website, in each case, as further described below.  Except as described above, you may browse the Website without providing any personally identifiable information. In certain cases where you choose not to provide us with personally identifiable information, you may not be able to access all or certain areas of this Website, participate in all of its features. “Personally identifiable information” and “automatic information” shall collectively be referred to herein as “information.”

Personally Identifiable Information:

We may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, gender, address, school name, school year, telephone number and e-mail address, interests, age, content and/or service preferences or other related information when you (i) register for a user account on the Website, (ii) request a new username and/or password, (iii) upload essays, articles or submissions for publication on the Website; or (iv) communicate with The Jewish Week, Inc./Fresh Ink for Teens or its representatives through or in connection with the Website  Please see the “User-Generated Content” and “Submission Rules and Restrictions” sections of the Terms of Use, regarding the treatment of personally identifiable information in User-Generated Content.  Except as otherwise provided herein and in the Terms of Use, any User-Generated Content you transmit to us (whether or not it contains personally identifiable information) is sent at your own risk and will receive non-confidential treatment.

Automatic Information; Tracking and Website Usage:

When you visit this Website, Fresh Ink for Teens or its approved third party service providers automatically collects anonymous information about you, such as the web pages you view, page impressions (which are requests to load a single webpage of a given Internet site), the number of links you click within the Website, the date and time of your visit, and your computer’s IP address, among other things.  Fresh Ink for Teens or its approved third party service providers also use “cookies” to recognize your computer (but not specifically who is using it), as well as to identify the pages you click on during your visit to our Website and the name of the website you visited immediately before visiting the Website, among other things. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.  If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, please be aware that this may disable some of the functionality that would otherwise be available to you on our Website.  We may aggregate and/or otherwise use the aforementioned automatic information for a number of purposes, such as improving our Website’s design, editorial content, service offerings, customer service, and special promotions.  We may associate automatic information with your personally identifiable information, in which case, such automatic information will be considered personally identifiable information.

How We Use The Information We Collect

We use the information we collect for various purposes, including, without limitation: 

1.       to provide the services and/or content that is generally made available on or through the Website (including, without limitation, for attribution to users submitting essays or articles for publication on the Website).

2.       to communicate with you for promotional and marketing purposes and send you offerings of Fresh Ink for Teens, The Jewish Week, Inc. and/or its affiliates by mail, phone, e-mail or similar methods.

3.       to keep you informed about the status of information pertaining to Fresh Ink for Teens and its covered content (including, without limitation, essays, articles, or newsletters).

4.       to identify or modify your content and/or service preferences.

5.       to notify you of new or additional services.

6.       to administer the Website and analyze its usage.

7.        to respond to customer service inquiries, including general information, feedback and issues related to the Website.

Others With Whom We Share Your Information

Compliance with Law: We may provide access to information we collect through the Website to the appropriate parties when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations, regulatory or legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of this Website or the public.

Affiliates, Service Providers and Third Parties: We may also provide access to personally identifiable information and automatic information to The Jewish Week, Inc., its affiliates, and/or Fresh Ink for Teens approved third party service providers (such as providers that host or help support the Website or otherwise provide technical or customer service assistance, in each case, only to the extent necessary for the third party to provide such service) in connection with our Website.  It is Fresh Ink for Teens’ policy to require its third-party service providers to hold such information in confidence and not disclose the same with others or use the information for purposes other than to maintain the services they provide to Fresh Ink for Teens. 

Children's Privacy

Protecting children's privacy is important to us.  We do not collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Website is targeted to attract anyone under 13.  Please also see the “General” and “User-Generated Content” sections of the Terms of Use for further information.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or affiliates for those third parties or affiliates' direct marketing purposes.  That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: The Jewish Week, Inc., Att: Privacy Policy Statement Personal, 1501 Broadway, Suite 505, New York, NY 10036.  Please allow 30 days for a response.

Privacy Policies of Other Websites

This Privacy Policy solely applies to information collected, directly or indirectly, by our Website.  In accordance with the Terms of Use, our Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties.  Please be aware that our privacy practices may differ from those of third parties and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties or their websites.  If you provide information at a third party website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the operator of that website and not the Fresh Ink for Teen’s Privacy Policy or Terms of Use.  Make sure you understand any such third party website's privacy policies before providing personal information at such website(s).  The provision of external links to other websites is a common practice on the Internet and it in no way indicates that we endorse or approve the linked company, or its products, content, services or website.


You may receive promotional e-mails from us.  If you do not want to receive such promotional e-mails, you can click on the unsubscribe link and hit send at the bottom of any e-mail communication sent by us or you can notify us in writing – see the “Contact Us” section below.  Please allow us up to five (5) business days from when the request was received to complete the unsubscribe request.  Fresh Ink for Teens seeks to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) in any and all promotional e-mails or similar campaigns we may undertake.  Any e-mails from you to Fresh Ink for Teens (for example, to various representatives or departments of Fresh Ink for Teens or otherwise through the Website) shall be treated in accordance with the “User Generated Content” section of the Terms of Use.

Contact Us

If you have questions on this Privacy Policy, wish to make changes to your personally identifiable information or remove yourself from our database, please contact us at the following address: The Jewish Week, Inc., Attn: Privacy Policy Statement Personal, 1501 Broadway, Suite 505, New York, NY 10036.  Please allow 30 days for a response.  Those with user accounts on the Website may choose to modify or delete their personally identifiable information through their user account.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 24, 2012. 

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