Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Non-Disclosure of Donor Information Policy

FIDF does not disclose donor information to third parties unless and only to the extent required by applicable law.

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Internet Privacy Policy

This Web Site is published and maintained by Friends of the IDF, with offices located at 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018. This Privacy Policy governs your use of the FIDF Web site (the “Web Site”).  By visiting this Web Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time.  As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time.  

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Web Site, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media.

This Web Site is intended for users who are located in the United States of America.  This Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States. 

Purpose

Your privacy is a serious matter to us.  In order to make your use of our Web Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us.  “Personal Information” includes, for example, name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; credit card and other payment information and/or other information that may identify you or another person as an individual or allow online or offline contact with an individual.  This privacy statement explains, in general, what Personal Information and other information is collected on our Web Site, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. 

Right to Opt In and Opt Out

At the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Web Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to receive correspondence from us.  You may opt out of FIDF’s promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive.

Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. 

What Information is Collected on this Web Site?

User-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information from users of our Web Site, for example, through such users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our Web Site.  Such information is collected, for example, when you make an online donation or purchase, register for an event, submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via our Web Site.    

You may be able to send information about us to your friends and family members through our Web Site by clicking on an “E-mail to Friend” or similar button on our Web Site or in an e-mail that we have sent you.  In some of these cases (unless you simply forward our e-mail on your own), you may provide the name and e-mail address of your friend or family member to us.  Such information will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

Web Site Usage Information

Cookies
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.  Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies track where you travel on our Web Site and what you look at and purchase.  A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information.  All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Web Site.  

Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie.  Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web Site or certain areas or features of the Web Site.  

By using our Web Site, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.


Clear GIFs:
We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Web Site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message.  A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a Web page or message.  A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.  

IP Address and Clickstream Data:
Our server automatically collects data about your Internet address when you visit us.  This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet.  Our server may also record the Web page from which you linked to this Web Site (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Web Site; the Web site you visit after this Web Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Web Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers.  We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web Site.  Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.  We may also link this information with your Personal Information.   

Any or all of these activities with regard to Web Site Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.

How is the Personal Information used?


We will use the Personal Information you provide to our Web Site, for example, to respond to your requests and process your transactions.  We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping.  We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties.  

In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you.  You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above.  

We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.  

Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage information with others?

Service Providers

We may use third-party partners to help operate our Web Site and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).

Aggregate Statistics

We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Legal Disclosures

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas.  We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Business Transfer

In the event that FIDF, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

Wireless Addresses

If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from FIDF (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above).  You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above.  You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.    

Your Access Rights

You may review the Personal Information that is stored in your user account on this Web Site by visiting the “My Profile” area of your account on this Web Site or by e-mailing privacy@fidf.org.  We will send you a copy of the Personal Information we have on file in your user account (if any).  You may send us new or updated information at any time.  We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable.  Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.

Security

While FIDF will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to this Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.  

If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure.  A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.

You may be able to create an account on our Web Site with a username and password.  If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Web Site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent.  Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.  

We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development.  If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.  You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.  If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at privacy@fidf.org with the alternative contact information you wish to be used. 

Consent to Processing

By providing Personal Information to this Web Site, you consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States, which may provide lesser privacy protections than the laws of other countries. 

Third-Party “Linked-To” Web Sites

When you are on our Web Site you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other Web sites.  These sites may collect Personal Information about you.  FIDF does not control sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of these sites.  This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of other Web sites.   

Changes to this Privacy Policy

FIDF reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this Web Site by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page.  Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Web Site.  Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy, or to request your consent for such changes, by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Web Site to sending you an e-mail.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at privacy@fidf.org.

Effective Date:  7/21/10

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