Terms Of Use

The Joint Israel Public Benefit Company, co. no. 510681414 (hereinafter: “The Joint”), is a public benefit company that operates as Israel’s social development center, in strategic cooperation with the government, the authorities, the third and business sectors, and other partners, which together shape Israel’s social future.

This Website, whose address is thejoint.org.il (which will be hereinafter referred to, including all the content available under the domain name, as: “The Joint Website” or the “Website”), is intended for a free review.

Access and use of the Joint Website are subject to the conditions set forth below. The Terms of Use below regulate the terms of access and use of the Website. The Privacy Policy explains how the Joint handles personal information of users of the Website.

Entering the Website indicates consent by conduct to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy set forth below in their entirety, and a commitment to act in accordance with them, and in accordance with any law. The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy should be read carefully.

The Joint is entitled, according to its sole discretion, to change or amend the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time. You are responsible for reading the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy below from time to time. The Joint may also change any part of the Website, at any time, or discontinue operating the Website, or portions thereof, for any reason. The continued use of the Website after such change or amendment will constitute consent to the amended Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use are worded in the masculine gender for convenience only, and they refer to both men and women.

1. Consent to the Terms

a. Use of the Website and/or vising the Website express your consent to accept both these Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”) and the terms of our Privacy Policy published at the address thejoint.org.il/privacy/ which are incorporated in this document by way of reference.

b. If you do not agree to one or more of these terms, please do not use The Joint Website.

2. Access to the Website

a. The Joint hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in the following Terms of Use:
(1) Personal, non-commercial use;
(2) No part of the Website may be copied or distributed by any means without the prior written consent of the Joint;
(3) No part of the Website may be changed or amended, except as reasonably required in order to use the Website for its original purpose;
(4) In addition to the aforesaid, all the conditions included in these Terms of Use must be met.

b. It is possible that access to some of the Website’s content may require the creation of an account. In creating such an account, you must provide complete and accurate information. The activity performed in your account is under your sole responsibility, and the username and password must be kept in a safe place.

You may not use another person’s account without permission.
The Joint must be immediately notified of any security breach, and of any unauthorized use of your account. The Joint will not be liable for any losses incurred by you due to unauthorized use of your account; however, losses incurred by the Joint or others due to such unauthorized use will be under your responsibility.

c. The operation and use of any automated system should be avoided, including and without the exception of “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers” and the like, which send more messages to the servers of The Joint within a fixed time than a human can send during that time from a regular online browser. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, The Joint grants public search engine operators permission to use these tools in order to copy materials from the Website, for the sole purpose of creating an index of materials that enables public search, but not for the purpose of creating a cache or archive of such materials. The Joint reserves the right to cancel these exceptions completely, or in certain cases.

d. No identifiable personal information may be collected and removed from the Website, including account names, and the communication systems provided by the Website may not be used for any commercial solicitation purposes. Furthermore, you agree not to solicit the users of the Website for commercial purposes, regarding their User Content, which has been uploaded to the Website.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

a. The Website is the property of the Joint and it is protected by copyright laws, trademarks, and other relevant laws in Israel, in the United States, and in the world. The aforesaid includes the content, the appearance, and the design of the Website, as well as the trademarks, product names, graphics, logos, service names, advertising slogans, colors, and the designs.

b. The content of the Website, except for all User Content (as defined in section 4 hereafter), including works, images, text, software, sound, music, video, names, and images displayed on the Website, are the property of the Joint or are displayed by it with permission. Reproduction or copying any such content and use of it is strictly forbidden unless express permission has been given on the Website, or in some other way. Any unauthorized use may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy protection laws, or may constitute a violation of Israeli and/or international law.

c. The trademarks, service marks, logos, and other marks (collectively referred to hereafter as the: “Trademarks”) that appear on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the Joint and of other parties. Nothing contained on this Website will be interpreted as granting, express or implied, any right, license, or ownership in any of the trademarks without receiving prior written approval from the Joint or a third party, as applicable. Any misuse of any of the trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except for use as defined in these Terms of Use, is strictly forbidden. The Joint believes that its intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets, and it will act firmly in order to enforce its intellectual property rights to the maximum extent permitted by law.

d. Both the Website and its contents stand “as is” for your information and personal use only, and they may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, sold, licensed, or used in any other manner for any purpose without the prior written consent of their owners. The Joint reserves all rights not expressly granted on the Website and in its content. You agree not to make any use of any part of the content, and not to copy it or distribute it, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, including not to make any use of User Content of third parties received through the Website, and not to copy and distribute it for any commercial purpose. When downloading or printing a copy of the content for personal use, you must keep the copyright notices and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to bypass or neutralize or otherwise disrupt the security features of the Joint Website, or features that prevent or restrict the use of the content and copy it, or that impose restrictions on the use of the Joint Website or its content. The Joint does not make any representations or provide warranties, express or implied, regarding the Website or any hardware or software related to it, including with respect to their content and their operation.

4. Content Provided by the User

a. The Joint may allow, now or in the future, the submission of content or messages, which will be submitted by you and/or other users (hereinafter: “User Content”), and will allow the storage, sharing, and/or publication of this User Content. You understand that whether the User Content has been published or not, the Joint does not guarantee any confidentiality regarding any such User Content.

b. The Joint is entitled, but it is not obligated, to edit, modify, amend, delete, and remove User Content. The User Content provided by you and the consequences following its publication and addition is under your sole responsibility. With respect to the User Content, you confirm, declare, and undertake that: (1) All patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and other proprietary rights in all or in part of your User Content are owned by you and that you hold all the licenses, rights, consents, and permissions required for their use and for providing permission to the Joint to use them, in order to include the User Content and to use it in the manner defined on the Website and in these Terms of Use; (2) You have in your possession the binding consent, the release and/or the authorization of any identifiable private individual who appears in your User Content, to use the name or image of any such identifiable private individual to be included the User Content and the use of them in the manner which is defined on the Website and in these Terms of Use.

c. By submitting the User Content to the Joint, you grant the Joint a worldwide license, which is not exclusive and it does not confer the right to royalties, which is transferable, and by virtue of which a sub-license can be granted, and this license allows the User Content to be used, reproduced, distributed, to prepare derived works from it, and to display it in connection with the Joint Website and the Joint’s business (and that of its successors, if any), including, and without derogating from the generality of the aforesaid, for the purpose of promoting and distributing anew the Joint Website in whole or in part (including works derived from it), in all media and in all media channels.

d. You agree to abstain from the following actions:

(1) Uploading material protected by copyright which constitutes a trade secret or is otherwise subject to the proprietary rights of a third party, including rights to privacy and publishing rights, unless such rights are owned by you, or unless you hold permission from the lawful owners to publish the material and grant to the Joint all the license rights granted in this license, including the use of music samples;

(2) Publishing scams or misrepresentations that could harm the Joint or any third party;

(3) Publishing and submitting material that is illegal, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, includes hate speech and incitement, racism or harm based on ethnicity, or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense, imposes civil liability, violates any law, or is not appropriate for any other reason;

(4) Publishing advertisements or solicitation messages on behalf of businesses;

(5) Impersonating another person.

e. The Joint does not support any User Content, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice contained therein, and it is not responsible whatsoever with respect to User Content. The Joint does not knowingly allow the infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and it will remove any content, and anything uploaded by the user, if it receives a lawful notice that the content or uploads of such user infringe the intellectual property rights of others. The Joint reserves the right to remove any uploaded content or User Content without prior notice.

f. Furthermore, the Joint will cancel the user’s access to the Website if the user commits repeated violations. The Joint also reserves the right to determine if the content or User Content is appropriate and meets these Terms of Use with respect to infringements that do not infringe copyright and infringe intellectual property laws, including, and without derogating from the generality of the aforesaid, sexual content, obscene or defamatory materials, or excessively long text. The Join may remove such material that violates these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice, and its sole discretion.

g. If you are the copyright owner or an authorized representative of such owner, and you have reason to believe that any User Content or other content on the Website infringes these copyrights, please send a notice with the details of the alleged infringement to Joint Israel, by email to [email protected], and we will address it as soon as possible.

The following details must be included in such notice:

(1) Name and contact details of the applicant
(2) A description of the work with respect to which copyright infringement is alleged
(3) A description of the alleged infringement

h. When using the Joint Website, User Content from a variety of sources may be exposed, and the Joint is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights in this User Content, or related to this content. In addition, you may be exposed to User Content that is incorrect, offensive, immodest or objectionable, and you hereby waive any legal right or equitable right as well as any remedies conferred to you or that may be conferred to you against the Joint in relation to such content, and your consent is hereby given to protect and indemnify the Joint, its owners/ its operators, the parties related to it and/or its licensors to the maximum possible extent according to the law in respect of all matters related to your use of the Website.

i. The Joint hereby grants its approval to create links to materials on the Website for personal and non-commercial purposes only. The Joint reserves the right to discontinue support for any part of the Joint Website at any time, an action that may result in the loss of material published by users.

5. Links to Third Parties Sites

a. The Website contains links to third party sites where you can find content and/or download software.

b. Unless otherwise stated, such third-party sites and their content, or software in them, are provided by entities that are not related to the Joint and operate independently and separately from it. The Joint does not support these sites, and it does not make any representations or warranties in respect of them, and it is possible that it did not review the content or software on those sites. The Joint has no control over the content, over the Privacy Policy, and over anything done on third party sites, and does not take responsibility for them.

c. Furthermore, the Joint may not censor or edit the content on any third-party site. Therefore, the Joint does not make any representations as to the accuracy of the information contained on third party sites, sources, and servers, or as to any other aspect of the information contained therein, and it does not necessarily support those sites or sources.

d. Use of the Joint Website constitutes an express release of the Joint from any liability arising from the use of third-party sites. In light of the aforesaid, we recommend paying attention when leaving the Joint Website, and to read the terms and the Privacy Policy of any third-party site that you visit.

6. Liability Limit

a. You expressly agree that any risk in using this Website rests solely with you. Your use of the Website is at your sole discretion, and under your responsibility.

b. The Joint is not responsible for any content received from third parties, except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use. The Website as a whole, including any information contained therein and the software on which it is based, including all the services, are offered to users as is (AS IS), and are subject to their availability (AS AVAILABLE) without any liability whatsoever.

c. Any reliance on the Website, or the content on the Website, is under your sole responsibility and we reject any liability, express or implied,
(1) regarding the accuracy, reliability, compliance with schedule, security, or performance of the Website or the content; or
(2) that the Website and/or the content will be free of errors, or that the errors, if any, will be corrected; or
(3) regarding the accuracy, quality, updatedness, completeness, or usefulness of any information or content presented on the Website.

d. There are many sources of the content that appears on the Website. We strive to keep the content as accurate as possible. However, the Joint has no responsibility for content originating from third parties, and the Joint does not guarantee the accuracy of this content. We do not guarantee that the content on the Website will be accurate, complete, reliable, up-to-date, or without errors. We are not responsible for any content that is inaccurate or misleading. We clarify that the information displayed on the Website does not constitute a recommendation, opinion, advice, and/or offer on our behalf to purchase any product or to provide a service, and any reliance on the information displayed on the Website is under your sole responsibility, and the Joint will not be liable as a result of your reliance on the information and/or the suitability of the information for your use and/or needs. Any advice or information contained on the Website will not create any liability for the Joint beyond what is expressly stated in these Terms. If you rely on any such advice and/or information, this reliance is under your sole responsibility.

[There are countries where it is prohibited to exclude different types of liability. Therefore, it is possible that some of the above exceptions will not apply to you].

e. The Joint does not accept any responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in action or broadcast, failure of a communication line, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access or change of any content. The Joint is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any network or telephone line and/or internet, online computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail failure resulting from technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on the Website or services, including any harm or damage to users or to anyone’s computer, related to, or arising from, participation in or downloading materials from the Website or in connection with the Website, and/or in connection with the Website. In no event will the Company be liable for any loss or damage, including personal harm or death, as a result of using the Website and/or the services, from any published content or from the conduct of any users of the Website and/or services, whether online or not.

f. The Joint, its directors, officers, employees, agents, or shareholders will in no way be liable to you or to any third party for any damage or compensation, including, without limitation, damage or compensation which is general, incidental, consequential, indirect, direct, or punitive resulting from the use of the Website, or anything related to it.

g. The Joint is not responsible for connections to or from the internet. The Joint is not responsible for lines or telephone systems or computer systems or servers. The Joint will not be responsible in any manner for any losses or damage arising from the use of the Website, or from any content uploaded to the Website, or from any conduct of any third party, online or not.

h. This liability limitation section applies to any damage or harm caused by any omission or act, error, omittance, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or in broadcast, computer virus, malfunction in communication lines, theft of documented material, its destruction, unauthorized access to it, its modification, or its use, whether due to a breach of contract, harmful conduct, negligence, or due to any other action. You hereby expressly confirm that the Joint is not responsible for the defamatory, harmful, or unlawful conduct of other users or third parties and that the risk of harm from the aforesaid rests solely with you.

i. The Joint, and anyone acting on its behalf, as well as any person or entity involved in the creation, production, and distribution of the Website, will in no way be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages resulting from the use of the Website, or inability to use it. You confirm that the provisions of this section will apply to all the content on the Website.

j. In addition to the terms set forth above, the Joint or Joint’s bodes will not be liable for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or other defects in the information on the Website, without taking into consideration what caused them or the duration of their existence, and they will not be liable for any failure to update, or inaccuracies of, the information contained on the Website, or for any delay or disruption that will be caused to you in the Website communication, or for any claim or loss arising from the aforesaid, or caused as a result of the aforesaid.

Without derogating from the aforesaid, the Joint or the Joint’s bodies will not be liable for any third party damage of any kind, including, without derogating from the aforesaid, loss of profits, consequential damages, or punitive damages of any type and kind, which may be caused by use of the Website.

7. Indemnification

a. You agree to indemnify the Joint, the worldwide Joint Organization (the parent organization of the Joint in Israel), its officers, directors, employees, and agents, for any claim, damage, obligation, loss, liabilities, costs or debts, and expenses (including, without derogating from the generality of the aforesaid, reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from the provisions hereafter:
(1) use of and access to the Joint Website;
(2) a breach of any of these Terms of Use;
(3) an infringement of the third- party rights, including, without derogating from the generality of the aforesaid, copyrights, proprietary rights, or right to privacy;
(4) Any claim that any third party has been harmed due to your User Content.

b. This obligation to indemnify will remain in effect even if the validity of these Terms of Use have expired, and also after your use of the Website has ended.

8. The Privacy Policy

The Joint recognizes the importance of the privacy of your personal information, and therefore it has formulated a Privacy Policy that regulates the use of this information. The Privacy Policy appears at address thejoint.org.il/en/privacy/, and it constitutes part of these Terms of Use.

9. Assigning Terms

These Terms of Use, and all rights and licenses granted by virtue of them, cannot be transferred or assigned by you; however, they may be assigned by the Joint without limitation.

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