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The following describes Shivat Zion’s Terms of Use, Conditions, Privacy Policy & Disclaimer and includes policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use our services and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
We use your personal data to provide and improve our services. By using our website and other services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with our Terms of Use, Conditions, Privacy Policy & Disclaimer.

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions.
The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or plural or capitalized or lowercase.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • “You” or “User” means the individual accessing or using Shivat Zion’s services, or any other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using Shivat Zion, as applicable.
  • “Shivat Zion” (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” or “Service” or “Shivat Zion” in this Agreement) refers to THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF GIVING AND SOCIAL PROGRESS IN ISRAEL (R.A.), HaMelitz 8 Jerusalem Israel.
  • “Affiliate” means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where “control” means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.
  • “Account” means a unique account created for you to access our service or parts of our service.
  • “Website or site” refers to Shivat Zion/the Association for the advancement of Giving and Social Progress in Israel (R.A.), accessible at www.shivat-zion.com
  • “Service” refers to the website or actual services, guidance or assistance provided by Shivat Zion.
  • “Country” refers to Israel.
  • “Service Provider” means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of Shivat Zion. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by Shivat Zion to facilitate services, to provide services on behalf of Shivat Zion, to perform services related to Shivat Zion or to assist the Shivat Zion in analyzing how the service is used.
  • “Third-party Social Media Service” refers to any website or any social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Service.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
  • “Usage Data” refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the service or from the service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

The information contained on the site is for general information purposes only and is intended for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed.
Although we make every effort to stay current with new laws and government policies, please be aware that the information listed on our website may be subject to change.
Please check with the relevant government offices to confirm that the information provided on our site is accurate. Shivat Zion does not take responsibility for inaccuracies on the site or changes to the law.


Shivat Zion assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the website.
In no event shall Shivat Zion be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of our services or the contents of the service. Shivat Zion reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the contents on our site at any time without prior notice. Shivat Zion does not warrant that the site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

The website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with Shivat Zion.

 

Please note that Shivat Zion does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.

 

The website contains links or referrals to other websites, which are not owned by Shivat Zion, and are solely intended to enable users to locate content over the internet. The content in these websites is not published by the Shivat Zion, and it is not responsible therefore, is not in control thereof nor supervises it. The fact that the website links these contents does not imply that the website operator agrees with such contents and does not guarantee their reliability or that they are up-to-date, legal, or that they comply with such contents’ owners’ conduct in the field of privacy, or with any other aspect related to their operation. Shivat Zion exerts its best efforts to link only appropriate sites; however you may find that these contents do not fit your needs; or that you object to their content; or that you find these contents outrageous, annoying, inappropriate, illegal or immoral.  Shivat Zion is not responsible for the content in these links and is not liable for any damage that may be suffered from their use or from relying thereupon.

 

The foregoing provisions shall apply to the use of these links, and nothing in these provisions shall derogate from any other provision under these Terms of Use. Regarding the links to external sites, unless otherwise specifically indicated in this website, there are no legal or commercial relations between the website operator and the owners of the other sites, and the website operator has no control of, or right in, the materials in these sites, and is not responsible for the materials’ content in these sites.


Without derogating from the foregoing, Shivat Zion is not liable for any damage, direct or indirect, suffered by the users due to the use of or reliance on the information and content in the sites to which the users will be directed through the use of the website or through a link located on the website.Shivat Zion does not guarantee that the links will be undamaged or that it will direct you to an active website. Shivat Zion retains the right, at its sole discretion, to remove any link or to avoid adding new links.

The service is provided “AS IS”, and Shivat Zion is not responsible for the service and/or for the suitability of the service to the users’ needs, their characters, capabilities or use limitations.
In addition, there may be errors or discrepancies etc.; Shivat Zion is not liable for any damage caused due to reliance on the Data.

The information given by Shivat Zion is for general guidance on matters of interest only. Even if Shivat Zion takes every precaution to ensure that the content of the services provided is both current and accurate, errors can occur. Plus, given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained in the services provided.
Shivat Zion is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

The information on the website is provided with the understanding that Shivat Zion is not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers.

In no event shall Shivat Zion or its suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with your access or use or inability to access or use the Service.
The State of Israel does not endorse any entity that provides a sponsorship or advertises on this website and is not responsible for the quality of the services, the credibility of the advertiser or the details regarding its proper management.


מדינת ישראל אינה ממליצה על כל גוף שנותן חסות או שמפרסם באתר זה ואינה אחראית לטיב השירותים, לאמינות הגוף המפרסם או לפרטים אודות ניהולו התקין

All information on the site or provided directly and personally is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information or guidance, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Shivat Zion will not be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information provided or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


From time to time, we may develop new or additional services. Unless stated otherwise, these additional services will also be subject to this Policy.


We would also like to remind you that we provide additional links to resources we think you will find useful. These links will lead you to sites that are not affiliated with Shivat Zion and may operate under different privacy practices. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy policies for such other websites, as we have no control over information that is submitted to other sites.


The User is solely responsible for any use of the website and Shivat Zion’s databases and posted information.


Shivat Zion uses advanced security measures to safeguard its data. However, it cannot undertake that the services and the information on the website and on the servers will be completely protected from entries or from attempts to penetrate computers, and Shivat Zion is not liable for any damage caused to any data, documents, database and/or any other information provided and/or made available to it and which exists on the databases, including without limitation for any loss of data and information thereof.


Shivat Zion does not guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted and/or protected from any illegal access, damages, deficiencies, malfunctions, and bugs in hardware, software and in the communication lines of Shivat Zion or any of its suppliers.


Shivat Zion will not be liable for any damage caused to a user or any third party, directly or indirectly resulting from the use of the service, including damages caused due to use of SW applications directly downloaded through the service, or activated as a result of the use of the service, and the users will be solely responsible for the manner in which they use the service.


Shivat Zion will not be responsible for any third parties’ publications on the website, including any publications or information or content in any search engines, such as Google, Bing, etc., and will not be responsible for removal of content published in these sites (such as search engine index).

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically or by your own input when using our services.
Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


When you access the site by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our service or when you access our services by or through a mobile device.


In addition you may be asked to provide registration data. When you fill out one of our forms, you provide us with certain personal data such as your name, email address, phone number, birth date, gender, country, Aliyah date, marital status, number of children, and profession, religious affiliation, and other personal information (“Registration Data”). We need this information in order to assist you in your Aliyah process and address your specific needs.

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our website.
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

We use both Session and Persistent cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary/Essential Cookies

  • Type: Session Cookies
  • Administered by: Shivat Zion
  • Purpose: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Notice Acceptance Cookies

  • Type: Persistent Cookies
  • Administered by: Shivat Zion
  • Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the website.

Functionality Cookies

  • Type: Persistent Cookies
  • Administered by: Shivat Zion
  • Purpose: These cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the website.

We use “Google Analytics”, to collect information about use of the Shivat Zion website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit a website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they visited prior to coming to a website. We use this information in order to improve our Services. The information gathered through the use of Google Analytics will be transferred and saved to Google’s server in the United States. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Sites is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting. You can find Google’s privacy policy.

Shivat Zion may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our website and services, including monitoring the usage of our website.
  • To manage your account: to manage your registration as a user of our services. The Personal Data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Shivat Zion website that are available to you as a registered user.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the website.
  • To contact you: To contact you by email, telephone calls, social media, messengers, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests: To attend and manage your requests to us.
  • We may share your personal information in the following situations:With Service Providers: We may share your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service, to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our service, to contact you, to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our website or for payment processing.
  • For Business transfers: We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Shivat Zion assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates. Affiliates include any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • With Business partners: we may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If you interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see your name, profile, pictures and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.
  • To the Jewish Agency. The Jewish Agency is bound by contractual and other legal obligations to keep personal data confidential and use it only for the purposes for which it is disclosed to them, which may involve providing that information to third parties.
  • Law enforcement and data protection authorities, if it is necessary in order to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so.
  • Potential employers and headhunters.
  • Further, we might refer you to other organizations, which help Olim. If you request that we speak to the organization directly in order to serve you better, we will share your personal information with these organizations.
  • We take proper steps to ensure that recipients of your personal data are bound to duties of confidentiality and we implement data protection contractual clauses between the Parties to ensure that any transferred Personal Data remains protected and secure.

Subject to certain exemptions, and in some cases dependent upon the processing activity we are undertaking, you may have, under certain applicable laws, some or all of the following rights in respect to your Personal Information. We remind you that we are an Israeli organization. We specifically mention the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), a European Union wide legal framework for the standardization of data protection. If you are an EU resident, you should consult the GDPR for more information on your rights.

  • Right of Access: the right to be informed of and request access to the personal data we process about you;
  • Right to Rectification: the right to request that we amend or update your personal data where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Right to Erasure: the right to request that we delete your personal data where: (i) it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or; (ii) you have withdrawn your consent (where the processing of your personal data was based on consent); (iii) you have successfully objected (see right to object below); (iv) it has been processed unlawfully. We are not required to comply with your request to erase personal data if the processing of it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • Right to Restrict: the right to request that we temporarily or permanently stop processing all or some of your personal data;
  • Right to Object: the right to object to your personal data being processed for direct marketing purposes and the right, at any time, to object to us processing your personal data which has our legitimate interests as its legal basis if you believe your fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests. If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedom;
  • Right to Data Portability: the right to request a copy of your personal data in electronic format and the right to transmit that personal data for use in another party’s service; the right to request a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine readable format, and the right to request that we transfer it directly to another data controller, but in each case only where: (i) the processing is based on your consent or on the performance of a contract with you; and (ii) the processing is carried out by automated means.
    Right not to be subject to Automated Decision-making: the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.

If you wish to issue a request to exercise your rights where applicable by law, please contact us at info[at]shivat-zion.com. Please provide your name and contact information along with the request. When we receive a request to exercise one of these rights, we will indicate what personal information we require from you to validate your identity. We will also provide information on the action we intend to take on the request without undue delay. Please note, these requests are subject to applicable legal or document retention obligations imposed on us.

We keep your personal data electronically only as long as necessary to provide you with Shivat Zion services, and for legitimate business and legal purposes, including a legal obligation imposed by governmental agencies upon Shivat Zion to save this data. Since persons often request our assistance post-Aliyah, unless you request otherwise, we will retain your personal data post-Aliyah electronically so that we can assist you and follow up in your absorption process, or if we reasonably believe there are prospects of legal proceedings relating to the information. Our general policy is to retain your information for at least ten years after you provide them.

Shivat Zion’s website is not directed at children nor do we knowingly collect personal information directly from children (persons under the age of 13, or another age if required by applicable law). However, we will collect personal data regarding children from their parents or guardians because this information is required to provide the services. If you are a parent or guardian of a child who has provided personal information without your knowledge and consent, you may request we remove this child’s information by emailing us at info[at]shivat-zion.com.

All copyrights and intellectual property rights on the site, the services offered and the Data included therein, are owned by the Shivat Zion or by third party licensors which allow Shivat Zion to use it in the framework of the site.

Any quote of the site’s content should indicate the quote(s) source. It is prohibited to use the material by way of falsification, disruption or other modification, or any other harmful act, which may cause damage to the name or goodwill of the copyrights’ owner. You may not copy, distribute, transmit or publish the information in or at any place, format or time, and through any type of media (radio, television, press, etc.), including digital means, without the prior written consent of the owners of the rights to the data. Any commercial use of the site, the database or the data included therein, is prohibited.

You shall refrain from removing, erasing or disrupting any intellectual property rights’ notification or mark, e.g. copyrights mark © or trademark ®, attached to the content which is used.

Shivat Zion exerts all efforts to prevent infringement of rights, and in case of an infringement, will exert immediate efforts to remove the infringing information, promptly following receipt of the data owners’ notice in this respect.

Shivat Zion reserves its right to make website modifications, including in the website’s structure, the services offered, their content, scope and availability, links and any other change, as it may deem appropriate at its sole discretion, and without the need to post any prior notice.

Users shall not have any claim and/or demand against Shivat Zion in relation to any such changes or due to any problems encountered while performing such changes.

Shivat Zion is entitled to close down the website and to cease rendering the services therein, at any time.

You hereby undertake to indemnify Shivat Zion, its employees, managers or anyone of its behalf, from any damage, loss, loss of profits, cost or expense incurred or suffered by any of them, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, due to a breach of these Terms of Use.

In addition, you will indemnify the Shivat Zion, its employees, managers or anyone of its behalf, from any claim, action and/or demand brought against them by a third party in relation to data or content provided/uploaded by you.

The use of this website and provided information shall be governed by the laws of the State of Israel. The competent courts of Jerusalem shall have sole jurisdiction in any matters arising from these Terms of Use or the use of the website and provided information.