Privacy Policy

Jewish Book Week Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who are we?

We are the Jewish Book Council, operating under the name Jewish Book Week. Our address is ORT House, 126 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NE

The Jewish Book Council is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by the Jewish Book Council.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, on the limited occasions when you purchase tickets through our website rather than that of our festival partners, Kings Place or JW3 or any other partner, subscribe to one of our services, contact us about products, make a donation, or if you register to receive one of our email newsletters.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you purchase a product from us your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. The Jewish Book Council does not store any credit card or banking details on our website.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:


  • Provide you with information about upcoming festivals and events
  • process orders that you have submitted
  • send you communications which you have requested
  • process a donation that you have made
  • create a subscription to a service we provide
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
  • deal with entries into a competition
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide
  • notify you of changes to our services
  • process a job application
  • market research, internal monitoring and traffic auditing. This information is only examined in aggregate
  • deliver customisable content to the user

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third party suppliers and service providers

The Jewish Book Council will pass certain personally identifiable information on to third party suppliers if it is necessary to complete a commercial transaction or a request. The Jewish Book Council will, however, endeavour to pass on only the minimum information necessary to complete the commercial transaction or request.

Statistics and adverts The Jewish Book Council may supply statistics to advertisers and/or Third Party suppliers. This information is only supplied in aggregated form, and as such cannot be linked or identified to individual users.


The Jewish Book Council will disclose personally identifiable information when required by the law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to:

  • Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on The Jewish Book Council
  • Protect or defend the rights or property of the Jewish Book Council network of sites, or visitors to the Jewish Book Week website.
  • Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice or the rights of third parties.
  • Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities

Links to other sites 

The Jewish Book Week website may contain links to other sites.

These sites are beyond The Jewish Book Council’s control and the user is subject to the individual privacy policies of these sites. Whilst The Jewish Book Council strives to protect personally identifiable information collected from users of the site, we cannot guarantee the security of private information disclosed online to linked sites.


The Jewish Book Council exercises every precaution to ensure the security of data transmissions from the user’s PC to our servers and stored information. Where sensitive information such as credit card details or financial information is transmitted, it is done so using SSL encryption. Access to stored information is password protected and every attempt will be made to ensure that these passwords are only known to The Jewish Book Council personnel and trusted third parties (website developers and the Internet Service Provider) who are authorised by us.

Unfortunately, no data transmission or stored information is 100% secure. Thus, whilst The Jewish Book Council strives to protect users’ information as far as possible, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that the user transmits to us.

What are cookies and how do we use them?

Like many other websites, the Jewish Book Week website uses cookies.

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better and more personalised service.

The user has the choice to accept or reject cookies by changing the settings on their browser. Cookies are used to deliver personalised content to users by storing the user’s preferences. Sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details are not stored on cookies placed on the user’s system by the Jewish Book Week website. For more information about cookies visit

Your choices

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