Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Keep your personal information safe with Shomrim of Baltimore, Inc.

We take your privacy seriously because your privacy matters it to us.

Who We Are

Shomrim of Baltimore, Inc is a registered non-profit charitable organization. This website,, is the online presence for Shomrim of Baltimore, Inc. You can review our physical mailing address and other contact details on our contact page.

What personal data do we collect and why?

We collect information from you when you freely enter information into any of our forms. Any identifiable information you enter into the form is sent to us. These forms are used to contact you.

When visitors leave comments or reviews on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You may visit our site anonymously if you choose.

We may use Google® Analytics to collect anonymous site user information. To learn more about this service and your privacy, please see the safeguarding your data answer topic or the complete Google® Privacy Policy.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

If you fill out any forms on this website, such as for comments, reviews, or to contact us, we will have your personal information that you have submitted voluntarily. Please see “personal data” below for more information on this.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Visiting the login page sets a temporary cookie that aids compatibility with some alternate login methods. This cookie contains no personal data and expires after 1 hour.

Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways, depending on which form you filled out:

  • To correspond with you – if you fill out one of our contact forms, this implies consent to collect your personal data, and we will use your information to help you out and answer any requests you may have.
  • To send periodic emails – this implies consent, and only if you sign up for any newsletter.
  • To improve our website – we continually strive to improve our website based on any specific feedback we may receive from you, which implies consent to collect your personal data.
  • To improve customer service – you contacting us implies consent and helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To tabulate crime data – you submitting crime data allows us to compile crime data; we do everything possible to anonymize this data.

The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How Long Do We Retain Data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request a file of the personal data we hold on our website about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you on our website. This will not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please do so via our contact form.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


We collect information about you during the checkout process on our donations page. While you visit our site, we may track pages you have viewed. This is, for example, to show you products you have recently viewed. Your location, IP address and browser type will be logged. This is for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping, if applicable.

When you give a donation, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, billing address, email address, phone number, credit card or payment details, and optional account username and password. We will use this information for purposes such as: sending info about your donation, responding to your requests including refunds and complaints, process payment and prevent fraud, set up your account, comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes, improving our  offerings, send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them.

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used for checkout in future orders.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on Our Team Has Access

Members of  our team have access to the information you provide us. This includes members of our immediate team, as well as members of our web team and third party contractors working on our website. These team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds, keep the website operational, and support you.


We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Square including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Square privacy policy for more details.


The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 21 days. Backups of security log details are retained for 9 days.

Malware Scanning

This site may be scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck or a similar service. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Where We Send Your Data

In order to help protect everyone on this website, your comments or form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older (who may be purchasing for younger children).

European Compliance

This website is meant to be used by users outside of the European Union only.

California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance

This website is meant to be used by users outside of California only. However, if you would like us to show or delete your personal information, please contact us and we will do everything possible to comply.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline or by phone.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on January 15, 2020.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us.

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