Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

By using this site, you acknowledge these terms.

GENERAL
Thank you for visiting our website. This page tells you everything you need to know about how JFS Nashville protects your personal data and what your rights are in relation to your personal data. If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or payment processing on the website, you may contact us. This privacy statement is effective September 23, 2021.

TERMS OF USE
These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to your use of the JFS Nashville website. By your use of this site, you acknowledge that your use is at your own risk and that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with your use of this site. You further acknowledge that JFS Nashville shall not be liable for any damages or any kind related to your use of this site. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold JFS Nashville harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the site. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site.

JFS Nashville expressly disclaims any duty to change or update the content of this site, although we may modify the materials at any time without notice. Please periodically re-review these Terms and Conditions for changes. Your continued use of the Site will mean that you accept such changes.

COPYRIGHT
This Site including, but not limited to, blog posts, reports, e-books, press releases, opinions, text, case studies, company descriptions, photographs, trademarks, and logos, is the property of JFS Nashville and is protected by U.S. Copyright law and intellectual property laws.

INDEMNIFICATION
JFS Nashville shall not be liable for any damages of any kind in any event. This includes compensatory, incidental, punitive, direct, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, claims of third parties, and other losses of any kind. You will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, and damages, including attorneys’ fees, that arise in connection with your use of the Site or your breach of these Terms of Use and/or the Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY STATEMENT
JFS Nashville respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. This privacy statement provides notice of the standards and terms under which JFS Nashville protects the privacy of information supplied by visitors to the site on the World Wide Web that is owned and operated by JFS Nashville, including JFSnashville.org. This privacy statement provides notice of our information collection practices and of the ways in which your information may be used. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to review this information.

A. Personally-Identifiable Information
We may collect personal identification information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: when you visit our site, register on the site, pay for a service, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. When interacting with our website, you may be asked to enter your: name, email address, mailing address, company, phone number, credit card information, or other personal contact information. We do not plan to have a system to comply with Do Not Track requests at this time, unless required by applicable laws or regulations.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To process payments. We may use the information that you provide about yourself when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service, such as a third-party merchant vendor.
  • To improve customer service and effectively respond to support needs or training requests.
  • To respond to sales inquiries or general questions.
  • To send periodic emails. The email address you provide for newsletter subscriptions may be used to send you information pertaining to the newsletter for which you subscribed. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

On those sites where you voluntarily offer any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, JFS Nashville will treat that portion of the information as non-confidential and non-proprietary and, except as otherwise expressed in this privacy statement, JFS Nashville assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure. Whatever happens, we will only process personal data if we consider it fair and lawful to do so.

B. Cookies
Cookies are small files that a site transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables it to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies may do things like allow you to navigate faster through the site, remember your preferences and passwords, and generally improve the user experience. You can turn off the ability to receive cookies by adjusting your browser settings — please note that if you do so, this may affect the functionality of the website and the information you can access through it.

JFS Nashville uses cookies to compile aggregate data about website traffic and interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and content in the future. We use third-party companies, such as Google Analytics, to assist us in understanding our site visitors.

C. Disclosure of Information
Your privacy and security are important to us. Therefore, JFS Nashville does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, this does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website or conducting our business, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Details from a credit card payment transaction may be made available to a third-party merchant per a web-based transactions management system, which allows the merchant to track transactions and process refunds. When JFS Nashville transmits sensitive information (such as a credit card numbers), we use commercially customary encryption. We take steps to ensure that your personal data is given substantial protection that is compliant to relevant data protection laws.

However, there will be other times when we need to share or disclose personal data you provide for a specific purpose, for example:

In the case we are running a joint event and have informed you that the data will be shared with our partners. But again, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether you want to provide it. We may need to disclose your personal data to third parties in the event that we sell or liquidate any part of our business or assets. We will disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation, or to enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of JFS Nashville, our clients, or others.

What about sensitive personal data?
We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data. In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with local data privacy law requirements. If you choose to provide us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data, subject to applicable law as described in this privacy policy. The term “sensitive personal data” refers to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories may include personal identity numbers, financial account information, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life, or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).

What about data security?
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of personal data collected. Regarding your use of our websites you should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that information and personal data may flow over networks connecting you to our systems without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or sites. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these sites.

Retention of your data
We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. If you have an account with us, we will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you and, as further needed for us to comply with our global legal and contractual obligations.

D. Links to External Content
The JFS Nashville website provides links to other third-party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with JFS Nashville, we are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only, and you access them at your own risk.

E. Consent
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

F. Exceptions and Limitations
Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, JFS Nashville (i) cooperates fully with state, local, and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to JFS Nashville) or purported unlawful activities of any user of our website, and (ii) takes reasonable measures to protect our proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, JFS Nashville may be required to disclose personally identifiable information.

In addition, JFS Nashville may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate JFS Nashville or (iii) to protect the rights or intellectual property of JFS Nashville.

G. Legal
All content on this website is the property or intellectual property of JFS Nashville. No portion of this website, its concepts, language, visuals, or motifs may be used without the express written consent of JFS Nashville.

PRIVACY POLICY
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