Dear user, the following policy terms apply to this website: https://www.fes.org.il/ (hereinafter: “the website”), the website is managed by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel (hereinafter: “the website operator”) registration number: 560009490
It also applies to the use of the website, whether via the Internet or any communication network or via any other means of communication.
These terms shall apply to all users of the website.
The term user refers to all the users and/or readers that are using this website (hereinafter: “the user”).
The operator respects the privacy of users of the website he manages and operates.
This privacy notice explains our collection, use, disclosure, retention, and protection of your personal information.
When registering to the website, the operator will receive information that you voluntarily provide.
Such information will include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information you provide. Please note that you are not required by law to provide us personal information. The website is not directed to children less than 16 years of age and the operator does not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information on such users.
We may amend this privacy notice at any time by posting the amended version on this website including the effective date of the amended version.
2. Information provided by you:
Personal information is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Registration for FES events and activities / ordering FES publications:
We offer information about our events, activities and publications, as well as an overview of the Israeli press. In order to register for our events or to order FES publications, personal details such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number are required.
The collection, processing and use of this information is done by us as permitted by law.
To the extent that personal information is required upon registration to the services on the website, we will ask you only for the information that is directly necessary for the provision of the services.
The provision of all personal information is voluntary.
3. Automatic collection of personal information:
The operator automatically logs ‘traffic/session’ data and collects additional activity information.
When you access the website, the operator’s servers log ‘traffic/session’ information from your device, such as your type of browser, the operating system you are using, referring URL, IP address, date and time of access to the website.
When you use the website, the operator will collect information about your activity, for example, your log-in and log-out time, the duration of sessions, web-pages that you have viewed or specific content on web-pages, activity measures and geo-location of your device.
4. Use of personal information:
The operator maintains the website, improves and continues developing it, and protects the website from misuse and law violations.
The operator uses personal information that you provide through the website for its business’ purposes, such as responding to your inquiries or support requests, contacting you in the course of offering you any of the website’s services, information and content, informing you about changes in the provision of services or changes related to FES events and activities, as well as providing information about internships at FES.
The operator uses the information, including personal information that the operator and its service providers collect through the website to understand users’ interests and behavior on an anonymous, no-name basis in order to be able to deliver content tailored to the users’ preferences.
As applicable laws require, the operator will use personal information to enforce the operator’s terms, policies and legal agreements, to comply with court orders and warrants, and assist law enforcement agencies, to collect debts, prevent fraud, misappropriation, infringements, identity thefts and any other misuse of the services, and to take any action in any legal dispute and proceeding.
The operator commits to process personal information solely for the purposes described in this policy.
With your consent, we may use your personal information to:
– Provide you with content such as: articles, information related to publications, events and courses via e-mail.
– Use your precise geo-location to provide location-based services.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
5. Sharing personal information with others
The operator shares personal information related to you only with service providers and other third parties if necessary to fulfill the purposes for collecting the personal information, on condition that any such third party will commit to protect your privacy as applicable laws and this policy require.
The operator may share personal information as well to the following third parties:
– To prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate potentially illegal acts, fraud and/or security breaches, and to assess and manage risk, including alerting you if fraudulent activities have been detected on your website account.
– The operator might share personal information with law enforcement and/or government agencies, courts, and/or other organizations: (a) as the law requires, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; and/or (b) when the operator believes in good faith that disclosure/sharing is necessary to protect his rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
– Share or transfer personal information if the operator is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, as part of such transaction. The operator will provide a prominent notice on the website of any change in ownership or uses of this information if applicable. The entity which will assume the ownership of the website will continue to protect personal information related to you under this policy.
6. Direct advertising notifications:
The operator of the website may send to the user from time to time by e-mail information regarding FES publications and / or events. Such information will be sent to you only if you have given explicit consent. You will always be able to opt-out and stop receiving e-mail from us, upon receipt of your notice of termination; your data will be deleted from the database.
7. Aggregated and Analytical Information:
Aggregated data is not identifiable. We use it for legitimate business purposes and may use standard analytical tools.
The operator also collects non-identifiable information through Google Analytics. Analytics data include for example, the type of browser, browser language, type of operating system, domain name of Internet service provider, device IP address, web pages visited, times and dates of visits and the content you access on and/or through the website.
The privacy practices of these tools are subject to their own privacy policies. The operator therefore encourages you to read Google’s policy regarding its analytics services at:
The operator uses anonymous, statistical or aggregated information and shares it with the operator’s partners for legitimate business purposes. This has no effect on your privacy because there is no reasonable way to extract data from the aggregated information that can be associated with you.
8. Cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies
Cookies are used for the ongoing and orderly operation of the website, including for the purpose of collecting statistical data about use of the website, the verification of information, adjusting the website to your personal preferences and for purposes of information security.
Cookies – cookies are text files created by your browser according to a command from the website computers. Some of the cookies will expire when you close down the browser and others are saved on your computer’s hard disk, such as: including but not limited to using the Google Analytics code and Facebook pixel.
The cookies contain a variety of information, such as the pages you have accessed, the amount of time you spent on the website, the source from which you reached the website, sections and information you have sought during your entries into the website, and more.
Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options
Web beacons – small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be included on our website, that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.
Similar technologies – technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our website.
We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.
If you wish to delete cookies or limit the kinds of cookies that can be placed on your device you need to check out the settings in your browser, use the ‘Help’ tab or look for settings like ‘Options’ or ‘Privacy.’ From there, you can delete cookies, block them or control when they can be placed.
9. Social Plug-Ins:
This website uses social networking links for Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo and Telegram operated by the companies:
– Facebook Inc., 1601 S. Ave California, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
– Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA;
– LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043;
– Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA,
– Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089;
– Telegram Messenger LLP, 71-75 Shelton Street Covent, Garden London United Kingdom
Respectively, You can find buttons on our website that allow you to share content from our website on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo and Telegram so you can easily recommend our website to friends on your favorite social media platforms.
A solution called “AddToAny” has been implemented on our website. When you browse our website and share content from it, the data is not sent automatically to the relevant social media.
However, when you click the Social Media button, your browser uses this social plug-in to set up a direct connection to the relevant social network server
We have no effect on the data collected by social media operators in this way. The operators process the information you submit to our website. If you’re also connected to one of the social media platforms at the same time, the operator can match your account with the relevant social media website.
If you are then interacting with the social plug-in by clicking Like or Share, the relevant social media website will process this information. Even if you are not a member of one of these social media platforms, they can find your IP address with the social plug-in and then store that information.
Additional information about the purpose for which Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo and Telegram process and collect data, as well as your rights in this regard and the setup options on your computer, can be found in each company’s data protection policy.
If you do not want social media to collect data through our website, be sure not to click the relevant buttons. You can also block social plugins using add-ons in your browser.
10. Map service:
Our website uses the Google Maps service operated by Google Inc., Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
11. Links to a third party website’s:
If third party sites or services are linked to this website, they will continue to be designed and provided by a third party. We have no influence on the design, content or functions of the third party services and we expressly differentiate ourselves from any content provided through third party website links.
Please note that third party websites linked to this website may plant their cookies on your device to collect personal information. We have no influence on this. In such cases if you wish to obtain additional information; you will need to obtain it directly from the owners of those linked third party sites to this website.
12. The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
In operating the website, the operator processes personal information as a data controller (as this term is defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR)). As a data controller, the operators is committed to fulfill data subjects’ (i.e. users’) GDPR rights. This section applies to GDPR-covered processing of personal information.
We base our processing of personal information as a data controller on the following lawful grounds:
All processing of personal information related to you which is not based on the lawful grounds indicated below, are based on your consent.
We will process personal information related to you to comply with a legal obligation and to protect your and others’ vital interests.
We will rely on our legitimate interests, which we believe are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms, for the following purposes:
– Communication with you, including direct marketing, or where you make contact with us through our website;
– Cyber security;
– Support, customer relations, service operations;
– Enhancements and improvements to your and other users’ experience with our services
– Fraud detection and misuse of the service.
a. Contact the operator at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to access the personal information that the operator keeps about you. The operator will need to ask you to provide credentials to make sure that you are who you claim to be. If you find that the details on your account are not accurate, complete or updated, you may provide the operator the necessary information to correct it.
In order to address such a request to the operator, you should send an e-mail with the following headline: “request to access my personal information”.
b. Contact the operator email@example.com to receive a copy of the personal information that the operator keeps about you, and to verify the accuracy of the data.
In order to address such a request to the operator, you should send an e-mail with the following headline: “receive a copy of my personal information”.
c. If you’d like the operator to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal information related to you, please contact the operator at firstname.lastname@example.org and the operator will respond in a reasonable time.
In order to address such a request to the operator, you should send an e-mail with the following headline: “withdraw my consent to process personal information”.
d. If you’d like the operator to delete data that you provided through the website, please contact the operator at email@example.com and the operator will respond in a reasonable time.
In order to address such a request to the operator, you should send an e-mail with the following headline: “delete information provided by me”.
After the operator deletes personal information related to you, residual copies will remain in the operator’s backup systems and it will take a period of up to six months before they are deleted from the operator’s active servers.
You can ask to transfer personal information related to you in accordance with your right to data portability.
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
You have a right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of the GDPR.
A summary and further details about your rights under EU data protection laws, are available on the EU Commission’s website at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens_en
The operator does periodical assessments of its data processing and privacy practices, to make sure that he complies with this policy, to update the policy when needed, and to verify that the policy is displayed properly and accessible.
If you have any concerns about the way the operator processes personal information related to you, you are welcome to contact the operator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The operator will look into your enquiry and make good-faith efforts to resolve any existing or potential dispute with you. If you remain unhappy with the response you received, you can also refer the matter to the data protection authorities.
13. Data Retention
We retain personal information as needed for legitimate and lawful purposes.
The operator stores and retains personal information related to you for as long as you use the website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the operator stores and retains personal information related to you for a reasonable time of up to six months after you choose to unsubscribe from the website, or until the operator deletes personal information related to you following your request.
The operator will make efforts to guarantee that personal information is kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal information is processed.
In any case, as long as the operator uses personal information related to you to provide the services, the operator will retain the personal Information about you, unless a law requires the operator to delete it, or if the operator accepts your request to delete the personal information, pursuant to applicable laws, or if the operator decides to remove it at its discretion.
14. Data Security
The operator implements systems, applications and procedures to secure personal information, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information.
The operator is concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of personal information related to you.
These measures provide sound industry standard security. However, although the operator makes efforts to protect your privacy, the operator cannot guarantee that the services will be immune to any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.
15. Transfer of data outside your territory:
The operator stores and processes personal information in sites operated and maintained by cloud-based service providers in Netherlands.
If you are a resident in a jurisdiction where transfer of personal information related to you to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you hereby provide the operator your express and unambiguous consent to such transfer or by using the website, you hereby provide your express consent to such transfer (as applicable).
To the extent necessary under EU privacy laws and regulations, the operator will implement data onward transfer instruments, such as the controller to processor EU-US Standard Contractual Clauses, the Privacy Shield Framework and a statement of compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
16. Contact us:
The operator strictly obeys the provisions of the law and respects the right of users of the website and others to privacy and to a good reputation.
Please contact the operator’s at: email@example.com for further information.