JPSYCH is committed to protecting your privacy and confidentiality.
As a university-based research program, JPSYCH has a professional
obligation to keep any personal information received in the
context of research participation confidential. All JPSYCH
research complies with university and legal guidelines to
protect your privacy and confidentiality.The purpose of this
is sometimes solicited, how it is used, what safeguards are
employed to maintain confidentiality, and how to contact JPSYCH
with privacy related questions.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is any information that can
be used to identify who you are. This may include your first
and last name, email address, home address or telephone number,
or email address.
Informed consent is ALWAYS obtained from participants before
collecting personal information. This means that JPSYCH will
never collect any personal information without your knowledge
WHY JPSYCH MAY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION DURING
Wherever possible, JPSYCH studies are conducted anonymously
in order to provide the highest degree of protection for participants'
privacy. However, some studies require that
participants provide an active email address to facilitate
communication (e.g., studies that require on-going participation).
Participants are free to create an alias email address for
the purposes of participating in such studies (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org),
unless otherwise noted. Additionally, after completing involvement
in JPSYCH studies, participants are typically given the option
to receive the results of the investigation via email. To
protect your privacy, email addresses collected for the purposes
of communicating results are NOT linked to participants' responses
to psychological questions unless otherwise noted.
HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL
Where it is necessary to gather personal information
for research purposes, data is kept confidential. Personal
information is kept in secure files and access is restricted
to researchers who use the data for the purposes of investigation
(i.e., only those who have a need to know). Wherever possible,
personal information is removed from datasets after it is
no longer needed. Additionally, JPSYCH makes reasonable efforts
to protect your personal information from loss, theft, unauthorlzed
access, disclosure, copying, misuse and alteration.
OTHER WAYS PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED AND
HOW IT IS PROTECTED
- JPSYCH EMAIL LIST: The JPSYCH email list currently has over
2200 subscribers, many of whom are previous participants in
JPSYCH research. JPSYCH takes great care to protect the privacy
of email list subscribers. The JPSYCH email list is NOT connected
to participants responses to JPSYCH research. Furthermore,
the JPSYCH email list is NOT shared with or sold to any other
organization, company, individual or group of individuals
(unless required by law).
- "CONTACT US" FORM: JPSYCH currently has approximately
800 visitors each month, many of whom visit the contact
us page to ask specific questions about psychological
research on Judaism and mental health. On every page of this
site there is a link to this page. The contact us page contains
an email form so you can comment, make suggestions, request
information and ask questions about JPSYCH research. On this
form, your email address is required so we can answer your
questions. Additionally, we collect your name as well so we
can address our answer in a professional manner. We may also
track your browser type and referring URL to better diagnose
technical issues you may be having. Information sent via the
contact us page is NOT connected to responses to JPSYCH research
nor shared with third parties. It is simply used to answer
- EMAIL: JPSYCH researchers do NOT use encryption in sending
emails. Therefore, content of individual email messages is
- COOKIES: As with all websites, you may occasionally get
cookies from third party links on our site. We do not control
these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to this privacy
policy. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party
servers is standard in the Internet industry. Cookies may
also be required by some of the features of our site. Most
browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer,
are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of
the site will not function properly if you do so. When you
visit our site, you may be directed to other sites outside
our service. These other sites may send their own cookies
to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. These
not responsible for the privacy policies for these other sites,
nor for the use of any information that these sites may collect.
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have provided JPSYCH with personal information in the
past and then have second thoughts or want to update it, please
us. Please note that it is not always possible to remove
or modify personal information in the database, but we will
make reasonable efforts to do so upon request.
Please direct all questions or comments about this privacy
policy to David
JPSYCH reserves the right to
Updated March, 2009