Updated on October 5, 2020

Birthright Israel Foundation and its related entities and affiliates (collectively, “Birthright Israel Foundation,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy when you (also referred to as “your”) use the Birthright Israel Foundation website located at birthrightisrael.foundation (the “Site”), access external websites linked to from the Site, and engage with us both via phone and through the mail. When you access, browse, or use the Site or engage with us via phone or through the mail, information will be collected, transferred, processed, stored, and disclosed in accordance with this privacy policy (“Policy”).

By accessing, browsing, or using the Site, or by engaging with us via phone, through the mail, or any other media, you expressly consent to the collection, transfer, use, processing, and storage of your information (including personally identifiable information) as described in this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY OR THE INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY, DO NOT ENGAGE WITH US VIA PHONE OR THROUGH THE MAIL, AND DO NOT USE THE SITES OR CLICK TO INDICATE THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS WHEN SUCH CONSENT IS REQUESTED.

1. Information Collection Practices

1.1. Information Provided by You

1.1.1. Contacting Us and Subscribing – Parts of the Site allow you to complete forms in order to contact us, to subscribe to our communications, or to make a donation. Whenever you complete such forms you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information, such as, but not limited to, your full name, email address, telephone number, address, and other information regarding why you are making an inquiry (“Personal Information”). By providing any such Personal Information, you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and general use of such Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

1.1.2. Credit Card Donations/Payment Processing – When you make a credit card donation to Birthright Israel Foundation via the Site, by phone, or by entering your credit card information on a paper form that is mailed to us (the “Credit Card Donation”), in addition to providing Personal Information in association with such Credit Card Donation, you will also need to provide information related to your credit card transaction – including but not limited to, the name appearing on your credit card, your billing address, your credit card number, the amount of the transaction, whether the transaction is a one-time gift or a recurring gift, the date of the transaction, the card expiration date, and the card security code (“Credit Card Information”). By providing any such Credit Card Information, you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and general use of such Credit Card Information in accordance with this Policy.

1.1.3. Donations by Cash/Check – If you make a donation to Birthright Israel Foundation via cash or check, you will be asked to provide Personal Information in association with such donation. By providing any such Personal Information, you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and general use of such Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Policy.

1.2. Automatically Collected Information

We will automatically collect some additional personally identifiable information about you when you use the Site (the “Automatically Collected Personal Information”) and we incorporate tools into our Site that allow such Automatically Collected Personal Information to simultaneously be collected and used by our “Ad Serving Providers” and by our “Analytics Providers,” as further defined herein. Automatically Collected Personal Information may include, but will not be limited to, your diagnostic log information, log-in location, IP address, operating system and language, referring/exit pages and URLs, browsing history, number of clicks, landing pages, cookie information, the pages you requested and viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time. This information is collected for the purposes described in this Policy, including to better understand our donor base and to improve the quality of the Site. By using the Site, you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and general use of the Automatically Collected Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

1.2.1. Ad Serving Providers – We use third-party Ad Serving Providers to serve ads and/or collect data on our behalf across the Internet and on this Site. Some of these Ad Serving Providers may collect information about your visits to our Site and your interaction with our products and services to tailor marketing messages on this Site and other sites or to trigger real time interaction, customize this Site, or enhance your profile. Some of these Ad Serving Providers may be able to collect personal information that you share with this Site automatically via a web form and prior to your pressing a submit button, and they may be able to use Automatically Collected Personal Information from your visits to this Site to send marketing messages to you in a way that may personally identify you. This information is collected through the use of a cookie, a javascript tag, and/or pixel, as later defined within, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites. The Automatically Collected Personal Information collected by these Ad Serving Providers may include your device’s IP address, user agent, email addresses (where hashed or otherwise rendered pseudonymous), and other user and device-level pseudonymous information. Please keep in mind that your browser settings may not permit you to control the technologies utilized by these companies. Are you interested in learning more about these practices?

1.2.2. Analytics Providers – We use third-party Analytics Providers (such as Google) to collect information about Site usage and about Site users, including demographic and interest-level information. Analytics Providers use cookies and pixels, as defined herein, in order to collect demographic and interest-level information and usage information from users of the Site, including information about the pages viewed, time spent, browser, operating system, and IP address. Cookies and pixels allow the Analytics Providers to recognize when a user visits the Site and when the user exits the Site to explore another website. The Analytics Providers use the information they collect from the Site and other websites to share, with us and other website operators, conglomerated and anonymized information about users, including age range, gender, geographic regions, general interests, and details about devices used to visit websites and purchase items. We do not link information we receive from Analytics Providers with any of your Personal Information or Automatically Collected Personal Information. Please be sure to review any such privacy policies and terms of service to understand an Analytics Provider’s collection, use, and sharing practices. For more information regarding Google’s use of cookies, pixels, and collection and use of information, see the Google Privacy Policy. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, you can learn more on their website.

1.2.3. Cookies – A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer. Our Ad Serving Providers and Analytics Providers use cookies to record information about your activities when you use the Site in order to “remember” you when you return to the Site. Some cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Others expire when you leave the Site. You may set your browser setting to attempt to reject cookies, but if you do so you will not be able to use the Site. See the Section titled “Online Tracking and your Choices” below for more information on how the Site may respond to your browser settings. We do not control the collection and use of cookies by our Ad Serving Providers, our Analytics Providers, or by other third parties.

1.2.4. Pixels – Pixels are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that are used to track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, pixels are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on Site pages. Our Ad Serving Providers and Analytics Providers may place pixels on Site pages that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our Ad Serving Providers and Analytics Providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Site. We do not control the use of pixels by our Ad Serving Providers, our Analytics Providers, or by other third parties.

2. Information Use Practices

2.1. In General

In general, we may use any Personal Information, Credit Card Information, or Automatically Collected Personal Information, for the following reasons:

2.1.1. Operating, maintaining, and improving the Site (including providing you a more personal experience);

2.1.2. Troubleshooting;

2.1.3. Conducting research;

2.1.4. Resolving disputes;

2.1.5. Processing donations/refunds;

2.1.6. Detecting and protecting against errors, fraud, and criminal activity;

2.1.7. Assisting law enforcement;

2.1.8. Enforcing this Policy and any other terms or conditions related to the Site;

2.1.9. Any other purpose as further enumerated in this Policy or that we describe to you at the time of collection.

2.2. Communications

We may use your Personal Information and Automatically Collected Personal Information to send you emails or other communications related to Birthright Israel Foundation, the Birthright Israel trip or other programs administered by us, the Site, or in response to your inquiries or requests. You may not opt-out of receiving service-related messages that are not promotional in nature. We may also send you marketing emails, surveys, or newsletters, including via mail, to notify you about products or services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to stop receiving marketing emails from us, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email you receive or contact us via phone or mail. If you opt-out, you will only continue to receive service-related emails.

2.2.1. Providing Customer Support – In order to provide customer support in connection with a Credit Card Donation, we will only store and use limited portions of the Credit Card Information as necessary to associate a transaction with you – namely, the name appearing on your credit card, your billing address, the date of the transaction, the amount, the last four digits of your credit card, and an associated transaction ID (the “Transaction Information”). All other Credit Card Information is only used for purposes of payment processing or as may be required by law, as further described herein.

2.3. Anonymizing Information

We may use aggregated Personal Information and Automatically Collected Personal Information in an anonymized way (“Anonymized Information”) for any lawful purpose, including analyzing trends, research, Site administration, tracking movement around the Site, and to improve our business and the Site.

2.4. Retaining Your Information

In general, we will store your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, and Transaction Information, indefinitely, or as long as legally required or allowed under applicable law. Birthright Israel Foundation may associate or link your Personal Information, your Automatically Collected Personal Information, and your Transaction Information to other information or records we separately have in our possession.

2.5. Data Transfer

Our Site and related systems are housed on servers in Israel and the United States. If you are located outside of these countries, information we collect from you (including through cookies) may be transferred to, processed in, and stored in these countries, which may not offer the same level of privacy protection as the country where you reside or are a citizen.

2.6. Information Sharing

In general, Birthright Israel Foundation does not sell or rent any of your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, Credit Card Information, or Transaction Information with third parties for any purpose. However, Birthright Israel Foundation may share certain of the information provided by you and/or collected from you for the limited purposes noted herein, namely:

2.6.1. Sharing with Other Organizations – We may disclose your Personal Information and Automatically Collected Personal Information to affiliated and related entities or organizations, partners, and other not-for-profit entities.

2.6.2. Sharing with Payment Processors – To the extent you ever make a donation on the Site or provide your Credit Card Information through the mail or over the phone in connection with making a donation, your Credit Card Information will be shared with and used by a third-party payment site in order to process your donation (the “Payment Processor”).

2.6.3. Sharing with Ad Serving and Analytics Providers – As previously noted, by using the Site, your Automatically Collected Personal Information is automatically collected by and shared with our Ad Serving and Analytics Providers.

2.6.4. Sharing with other Third-Party Providers – Because we engage other third-party contractors or service providers to perform services for Birthright Israel Foundation (the “Third-Party Providers”), we may share your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, and Transaction Information with such Third-Party Providers in connection with their provision of services for us; this may include sharing your information with Third-Party Providers that will send you promotional materials related to our products and communicate with you for other marketing purposes. Use of any such information by a Third-Party Service Provider will be subject to this Policy or an agreement that is at least as restrictive as this Policy.

2.6.5. Sharing of Anonymized Information – We may share your Anonymized Information with Analytics Providers, Payment Processors, Third-Party Providers, or other third-party entities, for any lawful purpose, including analyzing trends, research, Site administration, tracking user movements around the Site, and to improve our business, products, services, and the Site.

Legal Requirements

In some cases, we may disclose any of your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, or Transaction Information: i) as required by law; ii) if we believe that disclosure is needed to protect our rights; iii) to government regulators; iv) to law enforcement authorities; v) in connection with any judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us or the Site; vii) to address health needs; and viii) to respond to a physical threat to you or another person.

2.8. Insolvency and Business Transitions

If we ever file for bankruptcy or engage in a business transition such as a merger with another company, or if we purchase, sell, or reorganize all or a part of the Site or our business or assets, we may disclose your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, and Transaction Information to third parties, including to prospective or actual purchasers, in connection with one of these transactions. Any successor entity may become entitled to all information about you that we have stored.

2.9. Disclaimer

We cannot ensure that your information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You affirm your understanding that no transmission of data over the Internet can be 100% secure.

3. Online Tracking and Your Choices

As discussed above, because we and our Ad Serving Providers and our Analytics Providers automatically collect Site usage information through the use of cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of Automatically Collected Personal Information. One way to attempt to “opt-out” of the collection of any information through cookies and some (but not all) other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. However, getting a “Do Not Track” signal to work as you might want is difficult and may not be possible. Using browsers as an example, not all tracking technologies can be controlled by browsers; unique aspects of your browser might be recognizable even if you disable a tracking technology; not all settings will necessarily last or be effective; even if a setting is effective for one purpose data still may be collected for another; and even if one website observes a “Do Not Track” signal, that website usually will not be able to control other websites.

4. Information Security Measures

Keeping secure personal information that we collect is of great concern to us. Birthright Israel Foundation maintains: i) appropriate and reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures; ii) commercially appropriate and reasonable storage mechanisms (including backup, archive, and redundant data storage, on-site and off-site); and iii) appropriate and reasonable precautions, in order to safeguard and secure Site user information as collected and stored, and to prevent the disclosure of, and loss or alteration of, any such information to unauthorized third parties. Birthright Israel Foundation also endeavors to reasonably ensure that any party with which it shares your information, as permitted by this Policy, also employs similar procedures, mechanisms, and precautions. However, no Internet or mobile transmission is ever fully secure or error free and therefore Birthright Israel Foundation cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, deleted, or altered by an unauthorized third party, neither while it is in Birthright Israel Foundation’s sole control nor in the event it has been shared as permitted under this Policy. Because most Internet and mobile transmissions are not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send via the Internet or other mobile transmission and that when you provide such information, it is at your own risk.

5. Children

The Site is not for or directed towards children. The Site is not intended for anyone under the age of 16, and we do not intend to and will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Site. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information immediately and delete it from our servers (subject to applicable law and this Policy). If you believe content from a child under the age of 13 has been provided via the Site, please notify us by contacting us at foundation@birthrightisrael.org.

6. California Shine the Light Law

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed “personal information” (as defined under that statute) of that California resident, for direct marketing purposes, in the preceding calendar year, and the categories of that kind of personal information that was disclosed to them. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, you may contact us by using the contact information in the “Privacy Questions” section at the bottom of this Policy.

7. California Minors

If you are a California resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly-available content that you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at: foundation@birthrightisrael.org. When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information is located, so that we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: i) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; ii) was not provided by you; iii) is anonymized so that you cannot be identified; iv) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or v) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the content or information. Removal of your content or information from the Site does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information from our systems or the systems of any Payment Processors, Ad Serving Providers, Analytics Providers, Third-Party Providers, or of any other entity that we have shared your information with or that has collected it automatically through tools incorporated into the Site. We are not required to delete the content or information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public.

8. Managing Your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, and Payment Information

You may request access to or correct an error or omission in your Personal Information, Automatically Collected Personal Information, and/or Payment Information. You may communicate requests by contacting us at foundation@birthrightisrael.org or writing to us at: Birthright Israel Foundation, P.O. Box 21615, New York, NY 10087-1615. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests under this Section except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical.

9. Modification of the Policy

We will occasionally update this Policy. When we post changes to this Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” at the top of this Policy. We recommend that you check this Policy from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Policy.

10. Privacy Questions

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please email us at: foundation@birthrightisrael.org.

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