Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar Web site and governs data collection and usage at this site. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.

Collection of Your Personal Information

Our site enables donations in support of our organization. We do this by primarily means of debit and credit card acceptance via this site. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is used solely for the purpose of providing donation receipts, accounting, and fulfilling the purposes of our organization. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software.

Our site may also offer, from time to time, various items such as music, videos, T-shirts, books, and other items through our shopping cart. During checkout certain personal and credit/debit card information will be required.

We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any sites to which our site may provide links or otherwise identify. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar encourages you to review the privacy statements of such Web sites so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information.

Use of Your Personal Information

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process your donations and fulfilling our organizational purposes. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar may use personal information to inform you of religious services and activities, and products or services available from Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar and its independent affiliates. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is affiliated with ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and may share your personal information with ALEPH, so they may provide you with information. ALEPH has its own privacy policies, which may be viewed its site ALEPH.org.

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar may, from time to time, inform you via these parties of information that may be interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party on a single-use basis, confirming to our privacy policies. Thus far, this usage has been limited to the Phoenix Jewish Film Festival.

We occasionally hire other companies or individuals to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies or individuals the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar or the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Control Your Personal Information

You may stop the delivery of future e-mail from Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.

Security of Your Personal Information

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.

Changes of this Statement

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar will use your personal information, Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar is protecting your information.

Conditions of Use

By using the pages in this site, the Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar website, you agree to our terms of use. If you do not agree, we wish you joy on your path elsewhere, now that you are leaving our site. We encourage you to review the following information carefully. These terms may be changed or updated from time to time.

Trademarks

Any trademarks used on our site are owned exclusively by their owners. The use of these trademarks and trade dress is governed by law, and permission must be obtained from the owners prior to use, in accordance with US and International Law.

Copyright

All content on this website is the exclusive property Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar or other copyright owners. Said content includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software. Our content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein. In case of dispute or infringement, we will rigorously defend our rights to this material.

Fair use: We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, view, use, display and print information on this site for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only. Please share with anyone who may be interested subject to the above fair use terms. See License and Site Access section for additional terms.

Protecting Your Account

This website may permit username and passwords to be used. You are responsible for protecting your unique username and password and you agree to be responsible for all activities performed under your user account. If you lose or forget your password, we will not be able to provide it to you.

Licenses And Site Access

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar grants you (the user) fair use access to make personal use of this website. This license does not include the right to download any material (other than routine page caching), modify any material, or any portion thereof, without the express written consent of Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar, except for the Fair Use authorized above. This license excludes the download or collection of logos, product descriptions, pricing, text, graphics, audio and video clips, and/or copying account information, except for Fair Use.

This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written permission of Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar. You are prohibited from using meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar. Any unauthorized use of this websites voids the fair use permission granted by Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar.

Content Submitted By Site Users

If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, photographs and testimonials), you grant Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.

By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability

This site is provided by Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of www.ruach.org is at your own risk.

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses or other malware. Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Applicable Law

By visiting www.ruach.org, you agree that the laws of the state of Arizona, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar.

Changes in Policy

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.

Delivery

Your donations and payments for High Holy Days and other services and events will be acknowledged by email. You will also receive by mail an annual tax receipt, after year end, as required by the IRS. Delivery of any books, music or other items will be by USPS media mail or other mail or UPS. As this function is done by volunteers, please allow 30 days for receipt of your order.

Refunds

Spirit of the Desert Ruach Hamidbar does not refund donations or purchases except upon approval of the Board of Directors.

Revised 8/15/2012

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Service Locations

Check our calendar for dates

Monthly Friday Night Shabbat services
Fridays at 7:30 pm
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Monthly Shabbat morning services
Saturdays at 10:00 am
Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Contact Us

Office: office@ruach.org
Phone: 602-321-3336

Click on the following to send an email to the person directly:

Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein
Jennifer Blohm
Eliyahu Eckelberg

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