Legal

A. Fees and Program Policies

Download a PDF of our Fees policy.

Within the limits of its resources, JCA serves people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Indeed, we try to be as inclusive as possible in all that we do. Sometimes, however, JCA may deny a person or group the option to enroll or to continue to participate in all or particular programs and services. We reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion, should we believe that our action is in the best interest of the individual or program or for any other reason not precluded by applicable law.

B. Fundraising Parameters

Download a PDF of our Fundraising Parameters.

C. Information We Collect

JCA collects two types of information about you when you visit our site: personal information (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card number), and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site you have visited and your IP address).

1. Personally Identifiable Information

The only personally identifying information that we collect and store about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to us.  For example, if you wish to sign up for a program offered on our site, we will have to collect your personal information to respond to your request.  If you request to be put on our mailing list, we will collect your name, address, e-mail address and other information necessary to respond to your request.  Additionally, if you send us an e-mail requesting information about JCA or otherwise ask us a question, we may collect your name, address, e-mail address and other personal information so that we can respond to your request or question.  We may also from time to time send you e-mail and postal correspondence regarding products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.

Furthermore, if you chose to make a donation or purchase other services from the JCA website, we will collect the personally identifiable information necessary to complete your request.

2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may collect and use non-personally identifiable information about you in the following ways:

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address or the proxy address of your Internet Service Provider (e.g. AOL, Gmail, Google, Comcast, etc.);
  • The resource on the JCA server accessed as a result of the request, such as the web page, image, etc.;
  • The query in the request;
  • The name and version of your web browser;
  • The content of any sent or received cookie, as defined below;
  • The Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that was accessed before making the request for JCA’s web server.

Cookies

Some parts of the JCA website may use a “cookie” – a file placed on your computer hard drive allowing the JCA server to log the pages accessed in the JCA site to determine if you have visited before.  This cookie captures no personally identifying information.  You may set your browser to warn you when placement of a cookie is requested, and decide whether or not to accept it.  Please note that by rejecting a cookie some of the features available on the site may not function properly.

D. Loss, Misuse or Alteration of Information — Security

We make every effort to have reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control, including using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to collect and transmit your information.  This software encrypts all of your person information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

 

E. Privacy/HIPAA

Privacy Policy

The Jewish Council for the Aging®™ of Greater Washington (“JCA”) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information.  The following discloses our policy for gathering and disseminating information for this website.  If you have any questions about your rights as a user of this service, you may contact our Executive Office.

This privacy policy contains information about JCA’s commitment to your privacy, including:

  • The information we collect and how we use it [see Item C];
  • Your right to access or update your personally identifiable information and your right to opt-out of receiving communications from us [see Item H]; and
  • Our pledge to have reasonable security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control [see Item D]

Note: This privacy policy only applies to JCA’s web site located at www.AccessJCA.org, and not to JCA’s offline practices or to practices of third parties affiliated with JCA. This online privacy policy does not apply to the websites of other companies, affiliates, individuals, or organizations to which we may provide links.  These websites may have different polices relating to your privacy and information they collect about you.  Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy policies.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our privacy policy so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of e-mail.  You will then have a choice as to whether or not we may use your information in this manner.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Special Policy Regarding Information for Children Less Than Thirteen Years of Age

JCA is not targeted to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent.  When we receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

Effective Date: July 30, 2007


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Standards

Jewish Council for the Aging™ of Greater Washington (JCA) recognizes that client information is sensitive and, as such, must be treated carefully and responsibly. It is the policy of the entire organization to carry out its functions in such a manner so as to respect the confidentiality of all its clients.

According to the HIPAA regulations, the JCA Albert & Helen Misler Adult Day Center, which closed on March 13, 2020, was the only covered entity within the Jewish Council for the Aging™ and, therefore, by definition, a “hybrid entity.”

 

F. Protection of Clients’ Civil Rights

Download a PDF of JCA’s Protection of Clients’ Civil Rights.

Download a PDF of JCA’s Title VI, ADA and EEO Complaint Form.


G. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

We believe in equal opportunity for all workers, regardless of age, and that 50+ workers should have a level playing field in their ability to compete for and obtain jobs. Recognizing the value of experienced workers, we have proudly signed the AARP “Work Reimagined Pledge” — a promise to recruit across diverse age groups and to consider all applicants on an equal basis as we hire for positions within our organization.

It is the policy of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc. to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender or gender identity, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, hiring and promotion of its staff. Moreover, reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and or interview processes in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you need accommodation related to human resources, please contact Kevin Feltz,  Director of Finance and Administration by calling him at 301.255.4233, by emailing him at KFeltz@AccessJCA.org  by sending a fax to him at 301.231.9360 or by mailing a letter to him at JCA, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

A job applicant who believes that he or she has been treated unfairly should put his or her complaint in writing, include as much detail as possible and send the written notice, signed and dated, to David Gamse, Chief Executive Officer, by emailing a scan of the signed letter to him at dgamse@AccessJCA.org; by sending a fax of the signed letter to him at 301.231.9360 or by mailing the signed letter to him at JCA, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

An employee who believes that he or she has been treated unfairly should follow the procedures listed in the JCA Employee Handbook, which all employees receive at hire.

Updated April 24, 2020


ADA and EEO Comp

Download JCA’s Title VI, ADA and EEO Complaint Form as well as the JCA policy related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act as amended.

Updated May 8, 2017


H. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

1. Disclosure of Information by JCA

We may share your personally identifiable information with any affiliates, partners, agents or other parties whose products and services may be of interest to you.  If you do not want us to share your information in this manner, please see the “CHOICE” section below.  JCA also reserves the right to disclose your personal and non-personal information if JCA reasonably believes it is required to do so by law; to protect itself or to protect the rights of another user; to reduce the risk of credit or other kind of fraud; or to comply with a court order.

JCA may also share your personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our web site and databases and credit card processing companies.

JCA may share your information with third parties in order to fulfill your request or otherwise complete a service provided to you.

In the unlikely event that all or substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another party, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to this acquiring entity.

Though we may also from time to time share your personal information with third parties for research and development purposes, we will not sell your personal information to any third parties, other than as specifically disclosed in this policy.

2. Third Party Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Additionally, third party sites may from time to time link to the JCA website. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or practices of any other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website that they visit. Our privacy policy applies solely to the JCA website, located at www.accessjca.org.

Choice

JCA provides you with the following choices regarding the use of your information:

  • You may choose not to provide us with any personal information;
  • You may set your browser not to accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate this website may be hindered;
  • If you would like to unsubscribe to any of our services or would like us to remove you from any of our online mailing lists, please contact the JCA Executive Office via https://accessjca.org/contact/.
  • You may access the personal information we have collected about you and correct any inaccuracies by contacting David Gamse, Chief Executive Officer, using form below.
  • If you do not want us to share your information, please send an email to David Gamse, Chief Executive Officer.