Privacy Policy

Chazkeinu has a privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) that governs our website ( and any other products, services, and/or content provided by Chazkeinu. It’s here to protect one of our greatest assets: trust. We’ve created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to online privacy. The following explains our online information gathering and dissemination practices. This policy may change over time, so please check back every once in a while. Chazkeinu is a closed community and email addresses are requested to participate in some of our member-only features. Our promise to you: If we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected and the limited purposes outlined below. We will not sell or share your personally identifiable information with any third party.

1. When Do We Collect Information
We do or could collect information: (1) sharing personal information (name, email, mailing) when signing up for our newsletter and email communications (2) sharing personal information when you submit a report via our contact form, (3) sharing personal information when you post comments, (4) sharing contact information (e.g., Facebook account name) through our platform (5) participating in a survey where an email address is requested; (6) sharing other personal information with use through forms, contest entries, or other communications with us.

2. What Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information. “Personal Information” refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, email and postal address. In some occasions, we may ask for addition pieces of information that helps us get you the things you need (i.e., mailing addresses,
birthdays, etc).
Emails. The email address you provided through our newsletter subscription or any other data collection method is entirely opt-in.
Information Obtained from Third Party Services. In some cases, you may be able to connect your Account with your accounts on Third Party Services (i.e. Facebook). If you choose to connect your Account with such Third Party Services, we may obtain additional information about you from those Third Party Services. Such information could include any information you have disclosed to that third party and made available for Chazkeinu to access, including, for example, username, photo or avatar, user ID, biographical or demographic information (e.g. school, gender, zip code, etc.), likes and interests, contacts/friends/associations, if you “like” our content, “follow” our pages or accounts, and any other information that is publicly available on those Third Party Services. (Please review the privacy policies of the relevant Third Party Services to know what information they may provide to us; we have no control over how Third Party Services use or disclose information that you share with them.) To the extent that we obtain such information, such information will be governed by this Privacy Policy. We may use the information about you that we receive from Third Party Services to improve and personalize the Services. We strongly urge you to make careful judgments about any personal information you disclose to Internet services, including Chazkeinu, Third Party Services, or any other website, regardless of whether you choose to link your Account to any Third Party Services.
User Content. Our Facebook page is secret and can therefore only be seen by members within the group. Member material shared in our emails are reviewed and approved before they are sent out.
Information Related to Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store information related to your mobile device, such as your phone number, if you provide it to use.
Email Tracking. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through We may also place information in our emails to that allows us to measure our email deliverability.
Derived Information. Every time you interact with us online, it gives us one more data point about who you are and what you’re all about. We may use this information to improve the services that we offer to our members.

3. How We Share Your Information
Depending on the portion of the Services that you have interacted with, we may use your information in a number of ways. We will never sell your email information or phone number nor will we ever sell or publish personally identifiable information. We only share personal information of members with those that have also chosen to be on the contact list themselves.
If for some reason we think sharing your information may be useful (to you!), we wouldn’t share
information (a) without your permission to share that information; (b) without prior notice that your
information will be shared, and with whom; or (c) unless the information is aggregate information (aka
you can’t be identified).
Information We May Share with Third Parties. We may share or disclose non-private information,
aggregate information, or other information that does not personally identify you with people and
entities that we do business with.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We believe in freedom of expression, and, to the extent reasonable, we try to protect our community from baseless legal demands. That said, we also reserve the right to access, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary, in our sole discretion, to (i) satisfy any law, regulation, legal process, governmental request, or governmental order, (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention), (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property, health, or safety of us, our users, any third parties, or the public in general, including but not limited to situations involving possible violence, suicide, or self-harm.

4. How We Protect Your Information
Chazkeinu cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Chazkeinu or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Chazkeinu is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party. You are responsible for controlling access to your email communications from Chazkeinu, at all times.

5. Compromise of Personal Information
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Chazkeinu will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

6. Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through, in which case Chazkeinu may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Chazkeinu keeps on file by contacting us directly at

7. Content
We don’t censor content based on political or ideological point of view or of a critical nature. We do
reserve the right to delete content that is off-topic, “spammy” in nature, abusive, uses excessive foul
language, or includes ad hominem attacks. Frankly, we want content to be nice, constructive thoughts
on how to create great social change around the issue of relationship violence! If you see content like
this, please help us maintain our community by flagging it.
All content contributed to Chazkeinu must adhere to the following policy, and may be edited or
removed at Chazkeinu’s discretion if it is deemed to be in violation of this policy. Hate speech. Racism,
sexism and homophobia will not be tolerated!
Language and Threats. Please watch your language and respect other people’s views, beliefs and
emotions. We reserve the right to remove any content that might be found extremely offensive or
Triggers. Relationship violence can be a sensitive issue. In some cases, people who use our services
either have experienced a violent or emotionally abusive relationship or may identify themselves as an
abuser. It’s hard to navigate these complicated feelings when they arise and so we ask that our
community is respectful of these conversations as they unfold.
No Spam. Spam will be removed. Although we acknowledge criticism of our articles, our writers, and
any other content or person represented on the services, we will not allow misrepresentation. We will
distinguish between constructive arguments and smear tactics.
Relevancy. Please keep conversations relevant. Off-topic content is subject to removal in order to keep
the thread on track.
Quality. We encourage you to take responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re
participating. Maintain intelligent discussions in the Chazkeinu community by being respectful and
considerate. Help us maintain an inviting interaction space by self-policing threads and flagging spam.
Although we have a hands-on approach to community engagement, we do sometimes miss problem
content providers or trolls. We appreciate your efforts to keep the Chazkeinu community environment
inviting, insightful and constructive. Let the conversations be quality ones. Content may also be
considered for removal (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order, (ii) in
response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or (iii) where we believe removal is necessary to
investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving
potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of our Privacy Policy or Terms of
Use, or as otherwise required by law.
As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences
of posting. The views, opinions, and comments expressed on our message boards DO NOT reflect the
views and opinions of Chazkeinu as an organization. Chazkeinu is a not-for-profit and does not directly
support or push any political, social, or religious agendas.

9. Community Moderation
Every user in the Chazkeinu community acts as a moderator through reporting abuse to
our email. Users are asked to ‘if they see something, do something’ about
inappropriate content. When inappropriate user generated content is found the owner may be
contacted and the post may be edited or removed as needed.

10. Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Chazkeinu does not
knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 16 or knowingly allow
such persons to register for accounts. If you are under 16, please do not send any
information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No
one under age 16 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on In the
event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16 without
verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that
we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at

11. Links to Other Web Sites
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or
from, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that
when you use a link to go from to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in
effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our
website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies
before proceeding.

12. Notification Procedures
It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for
marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or
through conspicuous posting of such notice on, as determined by Chazkeinu in its
sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you,
provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

13. Opt Out
Users have the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us. You can opt out of our newsletter at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link that is present on every email newsletter at the very bottom. To opt out from email communications from us and/or our partners, please email

14. Correct/Update
To change/modify your information, email us at

15. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at or send mail to:
2832 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645

16. Effective Date
This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 23, 2018

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