Welcome to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (“ACWIS”, “Company”, “we” or “us”). We operate this website (the “Website”) and are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your information.
In this Policy, when we use the phrase “Personal Information”, we mean information about you that is personally identifiable, like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with this personal information. The phrase “Anonymous Information”, as used in this Policy, means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information does not enable us to identify or contact you or other individuals.
Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the United States where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
We collect information about you in three ways:
Information you voluntarily provide us. We collect and maintain information that you voluntarily submit to us during your use of the Website. We collect information:
For more information on how we use the information we collect, please see the How We Use Your Information section below.
Information we collect through your use of the Website. As you use the Website, certain Anonymous Information may also be passively collected. Through technologies like cookies, pixels, beacons and log files, we may collect information about how you use the Website which we may use to deliver more useful content and information to you. Please see the Cookies, Web Beacons and Log Information section below for more information.
Information we receive from third parties. In addition to the information that you provide or we collect on the Website, we may verify or collect certain information about you from third parties. For example, we may use your e-mail address to determine your street address or we may use your street address to obtain demographic information about you or the 9-digit ZIP code (ZIP+4) in which you live. This information may include household income, presence and age(s) of children, and other census data. We may combine this third-party information with the information we have already collected from you via the Website. We protect and use this third-party information in the same way that we treat other information – in accordance with this Policy.
We will use your Personal Information in the ways described below or described at the time that the information is collected.
To Provide the Website. In general, we use your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate to:
We know how important it is to keep your Personal Information confidential. We will not rent, sell or share your Personal Information with third parties except with your consent or as described below. If you do not want us to use or disclose Personal Information collected about you in the ways identified in this Policy, you should not use the Website.
Disclosure for legal reasons. We may disclose and release your Personal Information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct, or a violation or alleged violation of this Policy or other agreement we may have with you.
Agents and Contractors. We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers who work on our behalf or help us to operate Website. Examples of such service providers include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for sending e-mail, analyzing data, processing donations (including credit card payments). Access to your Personal Information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform its limited function. These service providers have an obligation under their contracts with us to keep your Personal Information confidential.
Aggregated, Anonymous Information. We may share aggregated Anonymous Information about you with third parties. Aggregated information is your Anonymous Information that is combined with the Anonymous Information of other users and does not allow you to be identified or contacted. We may or may not limit the third parties’ use of this information.
Within our Company. We may share all or some of your Personal Information with any of our subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Policy.
Dissolution or Merger of Company. We may share all or some of your Personal Information in the unlikely event of merger, asset transfer or similar transaction with a third party.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive communications from us (such as one of our email newsletters) you will have the opportunity to “opt out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email material you receive. Please note that despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you administrative e-mails regarding the Website, including, for example, administrative confirmations and notices of updates to our Policy if we choose to provide such notices to you in this manner.
If your Personal Information changes or if you no longer desire to use or access the Website, we encourage you to notify us to correct, update, or remove the Personal Information from your profile. Keep in mind, however, that even if you delete information from your profile, we may retain your Personal Information in conformance with our data retention policy and there may be residual Personal Information that remains within our databases, access logs, and other records. In addition, we are not responsible for updating or removing your Personal Information contained in the lists or databases of third parties who have been provided information as permitted by this Policy (if any). If you have been contacted by one of these third parties and wish to correct or delete your information, please contact them directly.
California Privacy Rights
California law allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information about the companies’ sharing of personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. We do not share any California consumer personal information with third parties for marketing purposes without consent.
California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices may contact us using the contact information set forth below.
The Website may link to websites operated by third parties that we do not control. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties, nor do we accept any responsibility or liability for their privacy policies whatsoever. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of every website you visit and to contact them if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies and practices. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Website and does not apply to these third-party websites.
We place a priority on the security of Personal Information, and we undertake commercially suitable security measures to protect the data that resides on servers under our control. We also use secure server software (SSL) to process all financial (donation) transactions that occur on the Website. SSL technology can encrypt Personal Information transmitted over the Internet. However, we do not warrant that your information, including your Personal Information, will be completely secure or not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our Website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time and without prior notice, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we advise you otherwise. If we materially alter our Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Website. Your continued use of the Website after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this Web page and review this Policy regularly.
If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding privacy or this Policy, you may contact us as follows:
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
It is the policy of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with respect to donor information. We value your support and respect your privacy rights. ACWIS will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given ACWIS specific permission to do so.
If ACWIS makes any changes in the way we use your personal information, we will amend the information on this website page.
You may access, view and use the content on the Website on your computer or other device and make copies or prints of the content on the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You shall not: (i) engage in spidering, "screen scraping," "database scraping," harvesting of e-mail or other addresses, contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Website, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the Website; (ii) obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, materials or information through any means; (iii) use the Website in any manner with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website, including, without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or "flooding" servers with requests; (iv) use the Website in violation of our or any third party's intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; (v) insert your own or a third party's advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Website's content, materials or services, or (vi) use the Website in violation of any applicable law. You further agree that you shall not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else's attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Website, or any content thereof, or make any unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you shall not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website.
As between you (as the user of the Website) and us, we own or have licensed from third parties (including the providers of Content, see below), the right, title and interest in and to the Website, the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, text, software, titles, etc.), code, data and materials used in connection with the Website, the look and feel, design and organization of the Website, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Website, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Website does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on or through the Website, or download from the Website.
The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed or used on the Website or on material available through the Website are our registered and unregistered Trademarks and may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their rights holders that are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits their rights holders. All Trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Website, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without our written permission or the third party that may own the applicable Trademark. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Website is strictly prohibited.
You agree not to download or use images hosted on this Website on another website, for any purpose without our express written permission. You agree not to link from any other website to this Website in any manner such that the Website, or any page of the Website, is "framed," surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials or branding. We reserve all of our rights under the law to insist that any link to the Website be discontinued, and to revoke your right to link to the Website from any other website at any time upon written notice to you.
In the event you make a donation to ACWIS, we (or an authorized third party) will ask you to supply certain information, including without limitation, your full name, address, telephone number and credit card information. You agree to provide us (or such third party) with this information as well as any other mandatory information that is accurate, complete and current, and to comply with the terms and conditions of any agreement that you may enter into governing your donation. For additional information on ACWIS’ policy on handling such information, please see Donor Confidentiality Policy.
You may be able to link from the Website to third party websites and third party websites may link to the Website ("Linked Sites"). You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, code or other materials presented on or through such websites. The inclusion of any link to such sites on our Site does not imply our endorsement or recommendation of that site and we do not represent or warrant that the contents of any third party website is accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. Any reliance on the contents of a third party website is done at your own risk.
No User may use the Website for any illegal, malicious or unauthorized purpose or to abuse, harass, threaten, intimate, or impersonate any other User. Any such use will result in termination to the User’s access to the Website and of the User’s account.
If a User does not comply with any aspect of these Terms, we may (without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to it) cancel or suspend that User’s account, disable the ability of that User to use the Website, and/or terminate these Terms. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by Users a sa result of our exercise of rights under this clause.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Website, or the features made available on or through the Website, do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to our Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below:
Copyright Agent: Stacy Sulman, V.P., Family Philanthropy and Legal Affairs
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
We take reasonable measures to keep User Account Information secure against unauthorized use or access. However, Users shall be responsible for maintaining the security of their account by keeping their User Account Information, Passcode number and log-in details confidential and secure, and not sharing any such information with any third party. Users must select their Passcode numbers carefully, and Passcode numbers must not be sequential or easily-identifiable numbers (for example, birthdates, 1-2-3-4, or 1-1-1-1).
We shall not be liable for any loss, cost, or damage suffered as a result of any unauthorized use of the Website by any third party caused by a User’s failure to comply with these provisions. Users must notify us immediately if they suspect or become aware of any unauthorized or fraudulent use of their account.
THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, USEABILITY, ACCURACY, PRECISION, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. WE ALSO ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR EQUIPMENT ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO CONTENT, OR AUDIO CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE.
WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE IS CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. WE NEITHER ENDORSE NOR ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE IN THE CONTENT PROVIDED BY USERS.
IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, ANY OF OUR DIRECTORS, ADVISORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PROTECTED ENTITIES") BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
We control and operate the Website from the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. All parties to these terms and conditions waive their respective rights to a trial by jury.
Our Website is subject to the United States export control laws and regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, re-export, or import any data on our Website, as may be required.
We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website. We may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Website if we believe you are in breach of our terms and conditions or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice or liability. We maintain a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of the Website use privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Inc.
633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017