Terms and Conditions

Welcome to thejgsi.org. The following Terms and Conditions apply to all users of the website, thejgsi.org, as well as any other website, digital content, mobile applications, or online service provided by JGO, The Jewish Graduate Organization, JGSI, or The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative (hereinafter "JGO," "us," or "we"), or anywhere else these terms and conditions are shown. JGO is not responsible for any third-party site or content to which a JGO website or JGO digital content may link. JGO reserves the right to make changes at any time to these Terms and Conditions, and will make those changes available on thejgsi.org. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, JGO recommends that you do not access or use the online content, services and websites that JGO provides.

The content and services housed on JGO websites are for your noncommercial, personal use and may be used by you for informational purposes only. You acknowledge that you are using JGO online services and content at your own risk. Jewish Graduate Student Initiative assumes no responsibility for mistakes or missing information in these materials. JGO makes no claims that online services continue uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information provided by JGO or any other party shall create any warranty or liability. JGO does not warrant or represent that your use of content shown on any JGO website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with JGO.

To the extent permitted by law, JGO will not be liable for any damages arising from the use of this website or any other online service provided by JGO. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold JGO, its affiliates, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the website. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS ONLINE CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THIS WEBSITE.

Your use of this website does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on the website. You should assume that anything you read or see on a JGO website is protected by copyright and may only be used according to these Terms and Conditions, unless otherwise stated. Any commercial distribution, publishing or use of the website materials, or any content, source code, or data without the express written permission of JGO is strictly forbidden. You may not otherwise display copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, transfer, or create derivative works from or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on JGO websites. If you make other use of the website or materials thereon, you may be in violation of copyright or other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Third Party Content
Wherever JGO websites, online services, and digital content make reference to third party organizations or include information, content, or graphics from third parties, JGO assumes third party content is for general informational purposes only and displaying third party content does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the opinion, product or service.  JGO makes no claim as to the accuracy or relevance of third party content. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

User Responsibilities
Any communication or material you transmit directly to the JGO website or post through a JGO online service either by electronic mail, file upload or form submission, including any data, questions, or comments will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Any personal information you submit to JGSI is covered by our Privacy Policy. JGO shall have the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and transferable right to adapt copy, distribute, display, publish and use the content by any means. You should not disclose sensitive, personal, proprietary or confidential information in public areas of the JGO website like comments or blogs.

You shall not ‘Screen Scrape’, data harvest or remove content from a JGO website. You shall not employ ‘spiders’ or other means of automated access to a JGO website or its content.

You shall not upload, distribute, or otherwise publish through this website any content, information, or other material that (a) violates or infringes the copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights of any person; (b) is libelous, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, pornographic, or could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under U.S. or international law; or (c) includes any bugs, viruses, worms, trap doors, Trojan horses or other harmful code or properties.

JGO reserves the right to immediately remove any content JGO deems offensive, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions. JGO also reserves the right to remove a user account, without notice, if the user has been found to pose a threat to other users or has violated any rule laid out in the Terms and Conditions.

You are solely responsible for protecting the security and confidentiality of the password and identification assigned to you. You shall immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or identification or any other breach or threatened breach of this website’s security.

Social Media
Use of social media sites like a Facebook or Twitter follow separate terms and policies as established by those entities and are not subject to JGO's Terms and Conditions. Be aware that content posted on JGO, like comments, are displayed publicly and may show up in social media channels. JGO makes no claim of responsibility for sharing or posting content through third party social media channels. Each user must use their own discretion to determine if the content they share is acceptable for wider distribution through social media. But JGO reserves the right to delete or remove content where possible in social media channels.

If you do not understand any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions, or if you have any questions or comments, we encourage you to contact us.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting thejgsi.org and our family of websites. The Jewish Graduate Organization / Jewish Graduate Student Initiative (“JGSI” or "JGO") respects the privacy of all our visitors. Please consult the following privacy policy for specific practices regarding personal information collected.

If You Provide Personal Information:

JGO will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us or our campus partners, for example by sending e-mails, completing forms, registering for events or other programs, responding to surveys, or ordering merchandise. We may then contact you to provide information about JGO activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products, and special events that may interest you. If you wish to be removed from our contact lists and stop receiving any further communications from JGO please unsubscribe or contact us.

JGO reserves the right to use images and/or content you provide in any promotional or marketing materials, including newsletters, websites, direct mail and other publications. JGO takes your privacy seriously and will not publish your email address or home address publicly, without your explicit consent. If for any reason you wish to be excluded from use in promotional materials please contact us.

Web Statistics and Information Gathered Automatically:

When you visit our website, we automatically gather and record information about your visit so that we can understand the statistical use trends of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used without any personal information attached to it.  We capture the following information:  

·       Domain Name - through which you access the Internet (for instance, AOL for America Online, or MSN for Microsoft Network, or YAHOO etc.)

·       IP address - from the computer or network used to access our website

·       Web browser - and operating system used

·       Date and time - you accessed our site

·       Pages, files, documents, and links - that you visited

·       Referral Internet address - of the website from which you clicked to get to our website

·       Search terms - used in a search engine (like google.com) that brought you to our website


JGO may set and access cookies on your computer. Cookies are small pieces of alphanumeric data sent to your web browser. Session cookies are used to track usage patterns, tell us what pages you visited, how long you stayed and other visitor behavior. Cookies also allow us to personalize your experience on our website. Many website improvements are made based on the data gathered from cookies.

You may set your browser to block cookies. You will still be able to access most of JGO's website, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions (such as registration) or take advantage of some of the enhanced interactive elements.


No form or application on thejgsi.org or any of JGO's affiliate sites expressly solicits information from children under 13 years of age. Consequently, information gathered on thejgsi.org or any of JGO's affiliate websites will not be specifically identified as being from minors. Please be aware that JGO treats all information gathered online as if it were from an adult and subject to the guidelines of JGO's privacy policy.

JGO strongly encourages all parents to supervise their children's online activities. JGO asks that children seek their parents’ permission before submitting any information online. A parent may request the removal of information submitted without their consent by their children.

Dedicated to Security:

We maintain numerous procedures both electronic and managerial to protect and help prevent unauthorized access of all personal and transactional information.

Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.


JGO's website contains links to non-JGO websites. When you follow a link to a third party website you are no longer subject to our privacy policy. JGO is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any non-JGO websites. Links to external website are not intended to be an endorsement of the non-JGO website or its content.

Please help us maintain the integrity of our website. If you find a problem or have an issue or comment, do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.