AJC Transatlantic Institute Data Privacy Statement

AJC Transatlantic Institute Data Privacy Statement

The AJC Transatlantic Institute respects the privacy of every individual who visits its website or sends it e-mail. We therefore comply with applicable data privacy legislation in regards to processing personal data. This Privacy Statement describes how the AJC Transatlantic Institute uses and protects personally identifiable information. This Statement, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the AJC Transatlantic Institute relating to the publicly accessible portions of our website.  By your use of the AJC Transatlantic Institute website, you consent to be governed by this Privacy Statement.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time.  Any such modification that materially affects your rights to your personal and financial information will not take effect for 30 days after posting, during which time you may notify us that you do not accept such change.  After that, use of this website will be considered acceptance of those changes. You agree that notice posted on this website constitutes adequate notice.  At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of the Privacy Statement and all applicable laws. 

Personal data

You may have the opportunity, via the AJC Transatlantic Institute website or other means, to provide us with personal information about you and your interests. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, e-mail address, if relevant, policy interests, and regional interests.

If you choose to share any personal data with us via our website or via e-mail, we may store it and use that information to assist you with any questions you may have. We use industry standard practices to review data quality and confirm that the information we have for you is up-to-date.

We may also store data that you voluntarily provide during AJC events in order to keep you informed of other events of a similar nature.

You will receive general information from us only if you choose to do so. If you give consent, you will have the right to revoke consent at any time.


If you choose to make a donation to AJC, we will ask you for necessary personally identifiable information from you. We encrypt this information using Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL).

We use this information for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing the donation, we will use this information to contact you.

AJC will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.


The AJC Transatlantic Institute uses secure data networks that are protected by firewall and password protection systems that are consistent with industry standards. the AJC Transatlantic Institute’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by the AJC Transatlantic Institute’s contacts. The AJC Transatlantic Institute’s database is located in Brussels, Belgium.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

The AJC Transatlantic Institute website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from AJC through a special online link.

We will not share, sell or trade your personal information with any entity that is not part of AJC, nor send donor listings on behalf of other organizations.

All information shall be kept confidential (with the AJC Transatlantic Institute) unless the subject of the information consents to its release, or disclosure is requested by law.


You may visit our website anonymously. Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we do not collect identification data of our visitors.

We do, however, use cookies (small computer files that stay on your computer and let us know when and how often you visit our site) to keep and track general information about website usage. Cookies do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Cookies and other similar technology can make it easier for you to use the website during future visits. Cookies only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. This information allows AJC to understand how our website is being used, which helps with planning future website growth.

Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus.

If you don’t like cookies…

You can have your browser reject the cookies. Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers, the AJC Transatlantic Institute uses log files. AJC collects and stores only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account), the date and time you access the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the AJC Transatlantic Institute site. The AJC Transatlantic Institute uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and to make the site more useful to visitors. Upon request, the AJC Transatlantic Institute is required by law to disclose this and other information records to you.


Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or sites.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we take industry standard measures and other efforts to preserve user privacy, the AJC Transatlantic Institute may need to disclose personal information (including personally identifiable information) when required by law, or where it has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, and/or in connection with a verified request relating to criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. If legally permissible, we will inform you of such requests for information before disclosure occurs.

Access to information and data rectification

You have at any time the right of access, modification, correction and removal of your data collected in our database. You can request this by contacting the AJC Transatlantic Institute by e-mail at tai@ajc.org. Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete. 

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. Anytime you receive an email from us, you may click the link at the bottom of the e-mail to manage your email preferences. If you need to change anything else, please email us at: tai@ajc.org.

How you can withdraw consent to be e-mailed or Unsubscribe from receiving e-mails

If you wish to stop receiving e-mails from the AJC Transatlantic Institute, you may do so by clicking the managing your preferences link at the bottom of any e-mail. Alternatively, please email us at: tai@ajc.org. Alternatively, you can telephone +32 (0) 2 280 06 43.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information the AJC Transatlantic Institute has about you.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf

If you receive emails from us, we pass your information to our third party service providers, (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to other third parties beyond the AJC network unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

E-mail Tracking     

When you receive an e-mail from the AJC Transatlantic Institute, including event invitations, newsletters, or other communications, we may collect information about you in the following ways if you open or click on links in that e-mail:

– Opening e-mails: If you open the e-mail, we log that activity on our database. 

– Clicking on link View as web page: If you click on the "view as a web page" link, a tracking code is passed in the link so that the web page will be personalized the same way the e-mail is personalized.

– Clicking on links to web pages: If you click on any web link in the e-mail, we pass a tracking code in the link to the web page which we use to log that activity.

– Unsubscribing: If you unsubscribe from receiving e-mails, we will log this information in our database and we will continue to store your personal data on a “suppression list" so as to record your preference and not send you anymore e-mails.

– RSVPs for Events: In our event invitations and confirmations, we provide buttons to allow you to accept, decline, and cancel registration for that event. Clicking on these buttons will pass a tracking code so we can record your choice in our database to help us manage the event.

No cookies are used for e-mail tracking. The above tracking does not apply to e-mails sent to you from personal AJC e-mail accounts.

Contact us

The controller of your personal data, under applicable data privacy legislation and in regard to the processing of personal information, is: Daniel Schwammenthal, Director.

If you have questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us by e-mailing: tai@ajc.org.