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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (of which the American Jewish Archives is a division) to respect the privacy of all Web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. The AJA web server does not collect personal information about visitors. In particular, we do not use "cookies" to collect information.

However, we feel you should know that when you access the AJA's website, the AJA web server automatically gathers information regarding browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name used by the visitor. The AJA may use this information to analyze trends, to create statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications and to identify system performance or problem areas.

Personal information that you provide by e-mail or through other online means, such as a response to an inquiry or a request for information, is used only for purposes necessary to serve your requests. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or comment to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs.

The HUC-JIR/AJA will only release personal information, when legally required, to help law enforcement investigations, legal proceedings, or internal investigations of HUC-JIR/AJA rule and regulation violations.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, the AJA has put into place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our website may contain links to external resources. The AJA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such resources. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, send an e-mail to lfrankel@huc.edu or write to:

American Jewish Archives
Attn: Ms. Lisa Frankel
3101 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220


The AJA makes use of Google Analytics to collect anonymous usage statistics of our website. The following types of data may be collected by the AJA and Google Analytics.

  • Internet address of computer or device accessing the website
  • Type of browser or other client application used
  • Display settings (such as screen resolution)
  • The operating system of the computer or device
  • Web pages requested
  • Referring Web pages
  • Times and dates of your request/time spent on the site

AJA Online Catalog

To better serve our patrons, the AJA Online Catalog includes optional user registration. A user account allows patrons to save searches, to organize biliographic records through favorites and the bookbag, and to add comments and tags to bibliographic records. This data may be used to improve the quality of the AJA Online Catalog, the AJA website, and other AJA services. The AJA reserves the right to remove user contributed content.

Copyright Information

Use of text, images and other content on this website are subject to the following terms and conditions:

Content Is Protected By Intellectual Property Laws

All text, images, audio, video, and other content on this website is the property of the AJA, and may be protected by copyright and other restrictions as well. Copyright and other proprietary rights in the content on this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the AJA. The AJA expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright law, and as described below.

Fair Use Is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from this Web site for such uses may do so without the AJA's express permission, provided that they comply with the following conditions:

  1. The content may be used ONLY for private study, scholarship or research. It may NOT be reproduced, published, or disseminated in any way without permission;
  2. Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work;
  3. The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the AJA website;
    For example:
    Wise, Isaac Mayer. "An Introduction." The American Israelite 33, no. 19 (1886): 4. Accessed October 2, 2012. http://americanjewisharchives.org/wise/attachment/4436/TIS-1886-11-05-001.pdf.
  4. None of the content may be altered or modified;
  5. Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual file, image or text.


By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this website, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use of such files to fair use and will comply with all other terms and conditions of this license, and will not violate the rights of the AJA or any other person or entity. The AJA does not warrant that use of the text, images and content displayed on the website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the AJA.

Commercial Use Is Prohibited

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the AJA. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the AJA. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.

Last revised October 23, 2012.