Terms and Conditions

Your privacy is critically important to us.

JFS Desert is located at:
JFS Desert
490 S. Farrell Drive, C208
Palm Springs, CA  92262

JFS Desert’s policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Website. This Privacy Policy applies to jfsdesert.org (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “www:jfsdesert.org”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, JFS Desert collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. JFS Desert’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how JFS Desert’s visitors use its Website. From time to time, JFS Desert may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.

JFS Desert also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www:jfsdesert.org blog posts. JFS Desert only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to JFS Desert’s Website choose to interact with JFS Desert in ways that require JFS Desert to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that JFS Desert gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at www:jfsdesert.org to provide a username and email address.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Ads appearing on our Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by JFS Desert and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

JFS Desert discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on JFS Desert’s behalf or to provide services available at JFS Desert’s Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using JFS Desert’s Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. JFS Desert will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, JFS Desert discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when JFS Desert believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of JFS Desert, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of www:jfsdesert.org and have supplied your email address, JFS Desert may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with JFS Desert and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. JFS Desert takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

JFS Desert may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Website. JFS Desert may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, JFS Desert does not disclose your personally-identifying information.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, JFS Desert uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. JFS Desert uses cookies to help JFS Desert identify and track visitors, their usage of www:jfsdesert.org, and their website access preferences. JFS Desert visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using JFS Desert’s Website, with the drawback that certain features of JFS Desert’s Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. By continuing to navigate our Website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to JFS Desert’s use of cookies.


Those who engage in transactions with JFS Desert – by purchasing JFS Desert’s services or products – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, JFS Desert collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with JFS Desert. JFS Desert does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Donation Refund Policy

Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) is a nonsectarian provider of low- to no-cost social services to Coachella Valley residents that accepts philanthropic gifts and, in some cases, is required to collect payment from clients for services rendered.

Donation Refund Policy

JFS is extraordinarily grateful for the many philanthropic gifts received annually. Refunds for philanthropic gifts are available within 30 days of receipt of the donation by making a request in writing and sending that to “[email protected].” If one is unable to send an email, a written request for refund should be mailed to:

JFS Desert
490 S. Farrell Drive, suite C208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Attn: Refund

Requests for donation refunds should include the following information:
– Donor name
– Payment method utilized
– Date of donation

Any requests for a refund of a philanthropic gift received after 30 days after receipt of gift may not be honored. If the donor has filed a tax return claiming a charitable deduction for the refunded gift, the donor is responsible for contacting their tax advisor to determine if their tax return needs to be amended.

Payment Refund Policy

In some cases, JFS utilizes client insurance to help pay for counseling sessions. Most often, insurance requires the collection of a co-payment or similar payment from the client. JFS works diligently to ensure appropriate insurance authorizations and information gathering prior to any counseling session. In the case where JFS charges and collects a greater amount of money from the client than was due and JFS is aware of the error, an appropriate refund will be issued to the client’s credit card used for the payment, and electronic notice of the credit will be sent to the client within 5 business days of issuing the refund.

Requests for refunds for insurance co-payments (or similar payments) made by the client must be made within 60 days of the inappropriate charge by sending a message to “[email protected]” that includes the following information:
– Client name and date of birth
– Insurance used (if applicable)
– A brief description of the disputed charge

If one is unable to send an email, a written request for refund should be mailed to:

JFS Desert
490 S. Farrell Drive, suite C208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Attn: Refund

Any requests for a refund of an insurance co-payment or similar payment received after 60 days of service may not be honored.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, JFS Desert may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at JFS Desert’s sole discretion. JFS Desert encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Donor Privacy Policy 

Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) respects the privacy of all its donors. We believe in safeguarding personal information and ensuring that donor privacy is protected. We do not sell or share donor information. Your name, email address, and any other personal information you provide will be used only by JFS to keep you informed of our activities, including our programs, special events, and funding needs.

Information Collected

Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • Contact information: name, organization/company (if applicable), complete address, phone number(s), and email address.
  • Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information needed to complete transactions. (We comply with PCI-Data Security Standards and do not retain credit card information of donors or any individuals providing payment for services to JFS.)
  • Gift designation information by program, fund, or event, as provided by the donor at the time of the gift.
  • Contact information: complete mailing address of third parties honored by gifts made in tribute or acknowledgment of gifts made in memoriam by notice of the donor.
  • Information you have shared, such as general feedback, comments, or questions.
  • Requests to receive periodic updates via our online e-newsletters or through printed JFS or JFS programs’ publications and newsletters.

The use of donor information is limited to the above and to the internal purposes of Jewish Family Service of the Desert for furthering the stated mission and programs of the agency. Specifically, we use donor information to help donors complete a secure donation transaction and to provide communication and updates on JFS programs.

We publish donor names to recognize donor support. We honor requests for donors who prefer to give anonymously and safeguard preferences for anonymity as part of stored donor contact information.

We regularly recognize donors and donor levels in various media with either your name or photograph. If you do not wish to be recognized, please let us know, and we will respect your privacy.


JFS’ Commitment to Donor Privacy: Both Online and Offline

  • JFS will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. This includes your email address, physical addresses, and phone numbers.
  • On rare occasions, JFS may share a donor’s email address to partner organizations, but only upon the condition that the donor has given JFS specific permission to do so.
  • Personal donor information maintained in a secured database and only authorized personnel have access to this information and only for appropriate business purposes.
  • Credit card numbers submitted to process gifts or transactions are not retained by JFS.

Authorized Release of Information

JFS may be legally required to disclose information on occasion. JFS complies with all applicable legal requirements and standards.

Your information may be shared with the JFS Board and Staff for fundraising purposes.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, JFS Desert may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at JFS Desert’s sole discretion. JFS Desert encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact JFS

If at any time you choose not to receive JFS communications, you may contact us at (760) 325-4088 or [email protected] and we will gladly remove your name from our mailing list.