- What personally identifiable information we collect through the Website.
- How we use the information we collect.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us.
- Information related to third-party websites.
- The laws that apply to those accessing the Website
- How you can amend the information we collect on you
- Rights related to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide and How It Is Used
When you visit our Website, you may provide us with personally identifying information (such as name, address, email address, and/or credit/debit card information) and other information (including general demographic information) that you voluntarily provide to us, as more particularly described below. Except for the forms we provide to transmit such information, please do not send sensitive, personal or confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website. Please note that for United States residents, we only collect personal information directly from you when you provide it to us (please see the GDPR caveats below).
Examples of instances in which we may collect personal information include:
Donate: If you make a donation through the Website via “donate” button, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your phone number, name and home address, as well as your credit card billing informationin order to process the donation. Unless you opt to donate to us on a monthly basis, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose. Please note that we work with third parties to host and administer the shop, and to process your payment transactions, and any information you share may also be shared with such third parties.
Events: If you opt to purchase tickets online for our events, you will be directed to a third-party partner, and you will be asked to provide your name, address, email, phone number, as well as your credit card billing in order to process the transaction. The credit card information that you provide will only be used only to process your online-ticketing transaction and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.
Email Newsletter: If you opt to receive our eNewsletter, you will be required to provide your email address. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all the email.
Contact Us: If you contact us through the contact form options on the Website, we may ask that you provide your name and email address, and you will have the option to provide additional information in your communication with us. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to your inquiries.
Personal and Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It
We may use automated means to collect various types of non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual; please note some of this information may be considered Personal Information under GDPR, as further described below), including information about you, your computer or other device used to access our Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, online activities and searches, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this data, if used, is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Certain pages on the Website may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.
When you visit and interact with the Website, ABGU and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us, may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track web site visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our Website. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
Do Not Track Notice
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. How browsers communicate and respond to the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform. For this reason, like many web websites, the Website does not currently respond to or alter its practices when it receives a Do Not Track signal. Please note that third parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you visit our Website or other online websites and services. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you. However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors younger than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you are expressly prohibited from accessing/viewing the Website. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at [email protected] so that we may delete your child’s information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES; ADVERTISEMENTS
We may also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or websites – such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and others – as a service to you, and in order to provide you additional information and/or content related to the work that we do, or additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of ABGU. Please note that we have no affiliation with any of these other parties and/or websites, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them or initiating any financial transactions. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, or any other use of the linked website.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Americans for Ben-Gurion University
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018
SPECIAL NOTICE TO EUROPEAN UNION AREA, SWITZERLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM USERS
The following provisions applies only to users residing in the European Union Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Please note, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we are required to provide those residing in the EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (hereinafter, the “EU Users”) additional information and rights related to the Personal Data we collect about them. We summarize such information and rights below.
For the purposes of this GDPR Privacy Notice section, “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person.
PURPOSE FOR INFORMATION COLLECTION
LEGAL GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
ABGU will process personal data that we receive from EU Visitors on the ground that it is in our legitimate interest for the effective administration of the Website, to fulfill and/or address your requests, or to provide certain services.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES; WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
GDPR provides EU Visitors with additional rights in respect to the Personal Data we hold about you, including:
- The right of access
If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if necessary, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data (along with certain other details).
- Your right to correction (rectification)
If the Personal Data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request to have it corrected.
- Your right to erasure
You can ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it or if you withdraw your consent (where applicable).
- Your right to data portability
You have the right, in certain circumstances, to receive a copy of Personal Data we have obtained from you or otherwise collected.
- Your right to withdraw consent
If we rely on your consent (or explicit consent) as our legal basis for processing your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
- Your right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
If you have a concern about any aspect of our privacy practices, including the way we have handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the relevant supervisory authority.
Upon appropriate written request we will update or amend your Personal Data, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your Personal Data – or request that we stop any processing of your Personal Data – by contacting us. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. Certain requests – like being removed from our e-newsletter mailing list – can also be accomplished via our unsubscribe links.
We may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Additionally, there may be circumstances in which we are not legally required to comply with your request because of the laws in your jurisdiction or because of exemptions provided in data protection legislation in general, and GDPR in particular. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you, but we will make the request on your behalf for such removal/deletion.
We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, or otherwise as is reasonable and customary given the nature of the relationship you have with ABGU. We may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Otherwise, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, operate/promote our Website, and to foster our relationship with our users. We have a data retention and destruction plan that dictates the policies and procedures related to deletion and/or destruction of all information/data.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY/NOTE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN RESIDING IN THE EEA, SWITZERLAND AND UK
We do not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about EU Visitors to our Website that are less than 16 years of age. If a child under the age of 16 submits information to us through any part of the Websites and ABGU becomes aware that the user submitting the information is under the age of 16, the information provided will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us, and please include in your message the same name and email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Americans for Ben-Gurion University
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018