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Terms & Conditions

1. Generally
By accessing the Hadassah Website (the "Website") you signify your agreement with the Terms and Conditions of Use. Hadassah reserves the right to modify, alter or update these Terms and Conditions at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. Hadassah assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, including, without limitation, any advertisements or in any respect for the content of such information, including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy or personal rights of others. Hadassah is not responsible for and expressly disclaims all liability for damages of any kind arising out of your use of this Website or the use, reference to or reliance on information contained on this Website, including, without limitation, advertisements. Hadassah reserves the right to revoke any or all access and use authorizations granted to site visitors in its sole discretion. To view Hadassah's Privacy Statement, please click here.

2. Links
Hadassah does not endorse, approve, certify or control external Internet addresses listed on this Website or the companies or organizations to which this Website is linked, and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located on such other websites. Hadassah reserves the right to terminate any link at any time. Hadassah is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Unless specifically stated on this Website, Hadassah does not endorse companies, organizations or products on this Website or to which this Website is linked and reserves the right to note such on its Website pages. If you decide to access any third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Use of any information on such other websites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Hadassah.

3. Disclaimer

4. Copyrights/Trademarks
This Website is owned by Hadassah and no information, software or other material from this Website may be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed or used in any way without the prior written permission of Hadassah. All names, logos and marks appearing in this Website, except in advertisements or as otherwise noted, are trademarks owned or used by Hadassah and its affiliates; these trademarks may only be used with the express written permission of Hadassah. The content of all material available on this Website is copyrighted by Hadassah and protected by U.S. and worldwide copyright and trademark laws and treaty provisions unless otherwise indicated. All rights are reserved and the use or misuse of the trademarks and other content on this site is strictly prohibited. None of the content or trademarks on this Website may be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated or published in any form without the prior written permission of Hadassah. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML or other software code Hadassah or its contractors create to generate the pages of this Website without the prior written consent of Hadassah.

Procedure for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement.

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been uploaded, posted or copied to this Website or is accessible on this Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Hadassah by providing its designated copyright agent listed below with the following information:

(1) The physical or electronic signature of either the copyright owner or of a person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf;

(2) A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, and a description of the activity that you claim to be infringing;

(3) Identification of the URL address or other specific location on this Website where the material or activity you claim to be infringing is located or is occurring; you must include enough information to allow Hadassah to locate the material or the activity;

(4) Your name, address, telephone number and, if you have one, your e-mail address;

(5) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use on this Website of the copyrighted work in the manner of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner or the law; and

(6)A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information you have provided in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Notices of claims of copyright infringement with regard to this Website should be directed in writing to Hadassah's designated agent for receipt of such notices at:

    Name:Legal Department
    50 West 58th Street
    New York, NY 10019

5. Limitation of Liability
Hadassah shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including lost profits) (i) that result in any way from your use of or inability to use this Website; (ii) your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on through, or advertised on this Website; or (iii) any mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance or the content of this Website, including, without limitation, any advertisements, any website linked to this Website or website mentioned on this Website. If you are dissatisfied with this Website or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines or practices of this Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Website. Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by those transmitting messages to the Chat Rooms on this Website ("Chat Rooms") represent the views of the individuals who posted the messages and not those of Hadassah. Anyone entering such public areas does so at their own risk. Hadassah shall have no obligation to monitor, edit or censor postings. Hadassah shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for any abusive, obscene, profane, sexually explicit, threatening, racist or illegal material posted in the Chat Rooms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Hadassah reserves the right (but shall not have the obligation), in its sole discretion, to review and remove any material that it deems inappropriate.

6. Security
This Website has no control over the Internet and cannot prevent the interception of messages by unauthorized parties or guarantee that such unauthorized parties may not be able to obtain access to or decrypt encrypted messages. Accordingly, under no circumstances will Hadassah be responsible for any loss or damage incurred by you as the result of the unauthorized interception or decryption of information transmitted electronically by you to Hadassah or for any information transmitted using this Website.

7. Obligations of User
In connection with your access and use of this Website, you agree that you will not infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, or violate any statute, regulation, ordinance or law. Any communication or material you transmit to Hadassah over the Internet is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting or posting any material to this Website you (i) certify that you own the material or have the proper rights to use the material and to allow Hadassah and its affiliates to use the material as set forth in the following; and (ii) you grant Hadassah and its affiliates a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to use your material for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, modification, adaptation, translation, creation of derivative works, distribution, communication to the public, performance, display, broadcast and posting (in whole or in part) and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed without any compensation to you or to anyone else. You agree not to transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, pornographic, profane or illegal material of any kind or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, result in civil liability or violate any law. You agree not to transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbox, Trojan horse, worm or other harmful component. You agree not to aggregate, copy, duplicate, transmit or distribute in any way any portion of this Website. You agree not to supply any false, fraudulent or inaccurate information (including credit card or other payment mechanism data) in connection with making purchases from this Website or in any other use of this Website. You agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of this Website, including without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for your access or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user of this Website, host or network, including without limitation, via any activity of overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing" or "crashing" this Website or its associated services; (d) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting. You agree not to (i) delete or revise any material posted on this Website; (ii) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website or any activity conducted on the Website; (iii) take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website's infrastructure; (iv) if you have a password, allow access to a non-public area of this Website, disclose to or share your password with any third-party or use your password for any unauthorized purpose; (v) use or attempt to use, without Hadassah's permission, any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Website other than the search engine and search agents available on this Website and other than generally commercially available third-party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer); (vi) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of this Website; or (vii) frame or link to any of the content or information available from this Website without Hadassah's permission. If you send feedback, creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information (collectively, "Submission") to Hadassah, the Submission shall be the property of Hadassah. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence and Hadassah shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. Hadassah shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person who submitted the Submission. You may not resell or assign your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions. You also may not make any unauthorized commercial use of this Website.

8. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., Hadassah Medical Relief Association, Inc., Hadassah International Medical Relief Association, Ltd., The Hadassah Foundation, Inc., Young Judaea and their affiliates and related entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, volunteers, members, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, licensees (hereinafter "The Hadassah Entities") harmless from any and all claims arising out of or relating to your breach of any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to indemnify The Hadassah Entities for claims based on any message you post on or material you transmit through this Website, including without limitation, claims for libel, slander, infringement of copyright, patents or trademarks, misappropriation of trade secrets or invasion of privacy.

9. Governing Law
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., owner of this Website, has its principal office located in the City of New York, in the State of New York. Accordingly, the contract reflected in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to have been made and performed in New York. It shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. You hereby agree that any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with your use of this Website will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the City of New York, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of resolving any such dispute. You hereby waive the right to trial by jury.

10. Export
You may not download or otherwise export or re-export any software made available by this Website, or any underlying information or technology (collectively, "Technology"), except in full compliance with all United States and other applicable laws and regulations. By the downloading of any software made available by this Website, you are agreeing to the foregoing and you are representing and warranting that you are not located in, under control of or a national or resident of any such country or any one on a prohibited list. In particular, but without limitation, Technology may not be exported or re-exported (i)into (or to a national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries; (ii)to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Table of Deny Orders; or (iii) otherwise in violation of or as prohibited by the laws, rules, regulations or administrative orders of the U.S., or any unit, agency or department thereof.
11. Disclaimer
The advice contained in this Website is not intended as a substitute for consulting with a professional advisor, such as your physician, attorney or accountant. The materials contained in this Website have been designed with the understanding that Hadassah is not engaged in rendering professional advice. No reliance should be made on the information contained in this Website without first consulting a professional advisor.

12. General
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in additional terms of use for areas of this Website, a particular "Legal Notice," or Software License or material on particular web pages, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Hadassah with respect to the use of this Website. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this web page. The headings and sections identified in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience and are not intended to be used for the interpretation of any term or condition.

Hadassah Privacy Statement 
1. Privacy Philosophy
Hadassah believes that electronic privacy is crucial to the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, and as a commercial, and entertainment medium, and therefore uses its reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The personal information we receive from our Website is used solely for our own business purposes and as may otherwise be directed by you (e.g., to process a donation or to transmit e-mail correspondence to individuals outside Hadassah). Hadassah does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. Hadassah does not disclose information about your individual visits to our Website, or personal information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, etc., to any outside parties except as directed by you or when we believe, in good faith, (i) that the law requires it, (ii) that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and property of Hadassah, our members or others, (iii) that your actions on our Website violate the Terms and Conditions stated herein, (iv) that we need to send the information to companies or individuals who work on behalf of Hadassah to provide a product or service to you or to Hadassah or (v) as may be necessary for Hadassah business purposes.


Collection of Personal Information

In certain circumstances such as the following, we will ask you to provide us with certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form:
  • Enrolling in Hadassah
  • Making an online donation
  • Purchasing an item online
  • Participating in the Legislative Action Center
  • Enrolling to be an Al Galgalim Facilitator
 We may also ask you for information under other circumstances. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may require that you provide us with personal information, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, and other personally identifying information. Data collected by Hadassah is maintained on computer data bases within the United States. This Website is not intended for use outside the United States. Hadassah makes no claims that the content or any other information available on this Website may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside of the United States. Access to the same may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this Website from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

3. Is Credit Card Information Secure?
 We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This Web site secures your private information using a VeriSign SSL Certificate. Information exchanged with any address beginning with https is encrypted using SSL before transmission. This method is a commonly used security protocol, which makes it difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Hadassah has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, Hadassah cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

4. How Do We Use "Cookies"?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by this Website through the use of "cookies". "Cookies" are small text files that are stored on the visitors computer which a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs designed to damage files on a user's computer. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Hadassah uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our Website.

5. Your Consent
By accessing and using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by Hadassah as described in this privacy statement. If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post these changes on this web page. You should visit this page periodically to review the privacy statement.

6. Updating Your Personal Information
You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us at the address below. Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. Hadassah also provides you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from the organization. Please indicate the mailing list or service from which you would like to have your name removed. You may update your personal information by sending an e-mail to webmaster@hadassah.org or by writing to Hadassah at:

    50 West 58th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Attn: Webmaster

7. Use of IP Address
Among other things, Hadassah uses your computer's IP (Internet Protocol) address to:
  • Help diagnose problems with our server
  • Administer our Website

Your IP address is used to help identify you and your time spent at our Website, and to gather broad demographic information. This allows us to see which parts of our Website users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means, for instance, that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will remain anonymous.

8. Links to other websites
Please also note that we have links on our site to other websites and that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Hadassah has no responsibility. These sites may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices or policies of such other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such websites as their statement may be materially different from Hadassah's privacy statement.

9. Transmission and Posting of Information
Please remember that if you transmit or post any information in any public areas of this Website (e.g., Chat Rooms), such information may be collected and used by others over whom Hadassah has no control. Hadassah is not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you transmit post or otherwise make available in public areas of this Website.

10. Children
This Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Hadassah does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
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