Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

  1. General
    1. The Jerusalem International Book Forum website (hereinafter: the “Website”) is owned and operated by the Ariel Municipal Co. (the “Company”). The Website serves to provide updates on events and activities produced and/or operated by the Company and/or by Jerusalem Municipality and/or the city of Jerusalem, which are part of Jerusalem International Book Forum.
    2. The provisions of these regulations shall apply to all Website users, and may change from time to time at the sole discretion of the Company. Accordingly, prior to carrying out any action whatsoever on the Website, users are requested to read all the Terms of Use carefully, including the privacy policy.
    3. The Company retains the right to change, delete, and/or add to these Terms of Use at any time, without undertaking to give advance and/or retroactive notice. Any addition and/or change made to the Website, the Website content, and/or these terms are binding for your continued use of it. Accordingly, we recommend that you study these terms from time to time. Your use of the Website after implementation of the changes attests to your consent to these changes. Insofar as you do not agree with these changes, please do not continue to use the Website, or contact us for assistance so that we can provide you with alternative solutions.
    4. The binding and determining form of the Regulations at any time is the form of the Regulations that is published on the Website.
    5. In the event of any contradiction and/or lack of correlation of any kind whatsoever between the content of the Website and the provisions of these Regulations, the provisions of the Regulations shall take precedence and apply.
    6. The validity of the Terms of Use is cumulative and not alternative, and the Terms of Use shall be interpreted as existing alongside each other and not limiting the other’s application.
    7. Use of the Website represents confirmation that the user has read the provisions of these Regulations, and that he agrees with the provisions of these Regulations, including the terms of the privacy policy detailed alongside these Regulations, and representing an integral part thereof, as revised from time to time, and agrees to act in accordance therewith and to accept them without restriction or qualification. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, please do not use the Website, or contact us so that we can assist you by alternative means, to your satisfaction.
    8. It is hereby clarified that use of the masculine form in the Terms of Use (in the Hebrew version) is for convenience only, and is not intended to denigrate and/or create any form of discrimination.
    9. The user may use the Website for personal and non-commercial purposes only. It is prohibited to use the Website and/or any part thereof for purposes that are not personal or non-commercial use.
    10. Registration to the Website and use of the information provided by the user to the Company through the Website and/or acquired in connection with the user during use of the Website shall be in accordance with the provisions of any law, and in accordance with the Website privacy policy, which is an integral part of the Terms of Use.
  2. Prohibited use of the Website
    1. Without advance, written authorization from the Company, you may not perform the following activities and/or actions during use of the Website and Website content:
      1. Make commercial use of the Website and/or the Website content;
      2. Copy, reproduce, change, process, translate, re-engineer, distribute, broadcast, present, implement, duplicate, publish, and store the Website content, in whole or in part;
      3. Activate or enable the operation of any computer application or any other device, including robots, crawlers, and similar types of software, in order to research, scan, copy, or automatically retrieve the Website content;
      4. Present content from the Website in an open or concealed iframe, or present the Website content in any way whatsoever, including by means of any software, device, accessory, or communication protocol that changes the original design on the Website and/or removes anything whatsoever;
      5. Disrupt or infringe any rights of another user on the Website, including the right to privacy, and/or collect personal data on users on the Website without their explicit, written agreement, including using automated means;
      6. Harm the dignity or privacy of another user, and/or use the Website and/or Website content in order to harm the good name of any person, and/or publish incitement, fraud, trickery, slander, and/or any other information that is untrue, unreliable, or could cause malicious harm;
      7. Use the Website or Website content to create a database and/or compilation;
    2. Failure to comply with these restrictions is liable to result in blocking your access to the Website, and expose you to civil and/or criminal liability under the law.
  3. Ownership and intellectual property rights
    1. The Website and its information, including Website design, all information of any kind whatsoever, including verbal, visual, vocal, and audio-visual content, and including text, picture, sound, video, all types of media, and any end device, existing today and/or which may exist in the future, and/or any combination of them including articles, essays, news items, surveys, data, files, maps, design, analyses, recommendations, instructions, evaluations, and all other information and/or content in any format whatsoever, and their design, processing, editing, distribution, and way of presentation, including (but not limited to): any picture, diagram, design, photograph, illustration, animation, chart, figure, simulation, sample, video clip, sound file and music file; any software, file, computer code, application, format, protocol, database, and interface, and any character, mark, symbol, and icon (hereinafter: the “Content” or the “Contents”) are protected by the copyright laws of the State of Israel, international charters, and copyright laws of other countries. The user is prohibited from introducing changes, copying, publishing, distributing, broadcasting, presenting, implementing, duplicating, issuing a license, creating derived works, or selling any part of the Content included in the Website without the advance, written, and explicit agreement of the Company.
    2. All intellectual property rights in connection with the Website of any kind whatsoever (whether these are registered rights or rights that have not yet been registered), including the domain name, patents, trademarks, trade names, samples, copyrights, commercial secrets, reputation, know-how, methods, source code and binary code, commercial logos, computer software, concepts, confidential information, service marks, databases, derived creations, discoveries, formulas, reputation, ideas, improvements, samples, information, innovations, inventions, knowledge, logo, market data, methods, moral rights, literary works, graphic files, technical information, manner of presentation and design of the Website, and any matter or item related to the Website are the exclusive property of the Company or of a third party authorized by the company to use them, and use of all the above rights is permitted solely to the Company (or to additional third parties, if they have a license to do so). It is prohibited to copy, distribute, duplicate, sell, translate and/or carry out any other action whatsoever, commercial or non-commercial, regarding any type of text and/or code and/or pictures and/or trademarks and/or photographs and/or video clips and/or any other content appearing on the Website without the advance, written authorization of the Company.
    3. Without derogating from the aforesaid, the Company’s name and its trademarks, including objects relating to the Company’s reputation, such as (but not limited to): signs, logo, symbols, service marks, or any other object as appearing on the Website are the exclusive property of the Company, and no use may be made thereof.
  4. Website content
    1. The entire Website, including all Content appearing therein, is offered to the public and the user ‘as is’. It is the Company’s intention that the Content appearing on the Website will be correct and accurate; however, the Content may be incomplete, and alternatively it is possible that there are technical or other errors in the Content.
    2. The Company is not responsible for inaccuracies or errors that have occurred with regard to the Content. The Company hereby clarifies that the Content contained on the Website is for general and informative purposes only, and does not represent a recommendation and/or opinion with regard to a method of action or events published on the Website, and therefore the user is aware and agrees that any reliance on declarations, notices, publications, or any other content presented on the website is at the user’s sole discretion and sole responsibility; the user himself must make all preparations and examinations with regard to that stated on the Website, and waives and is precluded from making any claim with regard to reliance on any thereof.
    3. It is further clarified that part of the Contents and/or information presented on the Website comes from third parties, and the Company shall have no liability with regard thereto.
    4. The conditions and validity of any event or other action published on the Website shall be subject to its accompanying terms.
    5. The Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by the Company. The links are intended solely for the convenience and information of users. These links are not under the Company’s control, and it does not supervise the content of the linked websites. Insofar as the Website contains such links, this does not attest to the Company’s consent and/or responsibility for the content appearing on the linked websites, and/or represent a guarantee that they are reliable, up-to-date, secure, in order, or legal, and/or of the privacy policy and terms of use followed by their owners. The Company is not responsible for any outcome caused as a result of the use or reliance on linked websites, and recommends reading the terms of use and privacy policy of these websites carefully, insofar as they exist, and/or contacting the owners of the linked websites in the event of claims or requests in this matter. The Company may, at its sole discretion, remove any links from the Website and/or add additional links. The Company does not undertake that the links to said websites shall be active and shall lead to an active website.
    6. All use of Content on the Website, including content supplied by the Company (including documents and/or pictures), and/or third party content, including any entry by the user to websites of third parties through referrals on the Website and/or advertising on the Website shall be at the sole responsibility of the user. The user shall have no complaint and/or claim against the Company in connection with content on the Website, including Content provided by the Company and/or third party content, and also including content with regard to events and/or activities, in respect of any direct or indirect damage arising from use and/or entry as stated and/or due to reliance on third party content and/or due to damage to privacy resulting from said use.
    7. The Company makes every effort to ensure that the information presented on the Website is as accurate as possible. At the same time, there may be disruptions, inaccuracies, and errors on the Website and/or the Content and information presented therein, inter alia due to actions and/or omissions of the Company and/or its representatives and/or third parties. The user hereby exempts the Company from any responsibility due to the information and/or Content presented on the Website, and/or errors therein, including in respect of any damage, direct or indirect, caused to the user as a result of any content and/or information as stated, and/or the user’s reliance thereon, including in connection with events and so forth.
  5. Limitation of liability
    1. The Company makes every effort to provide you with a good and secure user experience on the Website. At the same time, the Website is not immune to malfunctions and/or problems, and there may be restricted access to the Website from time to time.
    2. The user is aware that the Website, including any Content and/or service therein, is provided by the Company ‘as is’ and ‘as available’. The Company shall not bear any responsibility whatsoever, explicit or implied, in connection with the Website, including any Content or service therein, and in connection with its suitability for the specific purpose and/or requirements of the user. The user hereby declares and undertakes that he is solely and fully responsible for any use he makes of the Website, including any Content and/or service therein, and that he is aware that the Company is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any use that he makes of the Website as stated.
    3. The Company and/or its representatives shall not bear any responsibility whatsoever for damage and/or loss, direct or indirect, including collateral, constructive, or random damage, or punitive compensation (including, and without derogating from the generality of the aforesaid, compensation in respect of loss of work and business, loss of profits, work interruptions and disturbances, loss or disappearance of business information, harm to reputation, and any other loss and/or financial damage, anticipated and unanticipated), arising from and/or related to the Website, or any Content and/or service therein, or any use thereof, including but without derogating from:
    4. Use and/or inability to use the Website, including any Content and/or service therein, for any reason whatsoever;
    5. Notices and/or files received by the user in the course of and/or as a result of use of the Website, including any Content and/or service therein;
    6. Use or reliance on information and Contents published on the Website, whether by the Company or by third parties;
    7. Any act or omission occurring in the Website Content or in connection therewith after it is provided to third parties;
    8. Disruptions, availability, and integrity of the Website, including any Content and/or service therein, for any reason whatsoever, including as a result of disruptions or failures in the Internet network or telephony network;
    9. Damage or loss caused as a result of inadvertent error, mistake, inaccuracy, and so on in the Website content.
    10. Disruption to inputting user details in the Company’s computers for any reason whatsoever, including a malfunction connected to the Company, shall not be grounds for any complaint and/or claim by the user.
    11. Limitation of liability in this section does not derogate from any other limitation of liability detailed in the Terms of Use, including the privacy policy.
  6. Compliance with conditions and indemnification
    1. The user hereby undertakes to comply with all provisions of the law, including any law and/or regulation that may apply to use of the Website and/or its Content and/or its operations, including these Terms of Use.
    2. The user further undertakes to indemnify the Company and/or its representatives in respect of any damage, loss, loss of profits, payment, or expense caused thereto, directly or indirectly, including harm to reputation, economic and/or commercial harm, legal fees and expenses in respect of any complaint, demand and/or claim arising, directly and/or indirectly, from breach of the Terms of Use, and/or any action and/or omission of the user, and/or any charge against the Company and/or its representatives for which, according to the Terms of Use, the Company is not liable; or raised against it by any third party whatsoever as a result of prohibited and/or illegal use by the user of the Website and/or its Contents, including infringement of these conditions.
  7. Availability and/or changes to the Website
    1. The Company may permit or prohibit the user’s access to the Website at any time, at its sole discretion, and retains the sole right to change or terminate operation of the Website, in whole or in part, at any time and without providing notice.
    2. Without derogating from the aforesaid, the Company shall be entitled to terminate one activity or another carried out on the Website, in whole or in part, including activities with third parties, temporarily and/or permanently, at any time, and without the user having any complaint, right, and/or claim in connection therewith.
    3. The Company shall be entitled to make entry to and/or use of the Website, in whole or in part, conditional on registration and/or on other conditions, without the user having any complaint, rights, and/or claim in connection therewith.
  8. Privacy policy
    1. General
      1. The Company respects the privacy of users entering the Website, and/or users of the various services offered thereby. The objective of the conditions detailed in this privacy policy, which is an integral part of the Terms of Use, is to review, inter alia, the manner in which the Company uses information provided to it by Website users and/or collected by it during use of the Website, and the manner in which the user makes use of Content found on the Website and/or to which users are exposed through its use.
      2. The terms of the privacy policy detailed below are an integral part of the Terms of Use. The Company may change the provisions of the privacy policy from time to time, in order to reflect technological, business, legal, or regulatory changes. In this case, the changes shall be updated in this document and published on the Website. Use of the Website after implementation of the changes shall attest to your agreement to these changes, and therefore we recommend that you study this policy from time to time.
      3. All definitions of terms in the privacy policy shall be as their meaning in the Terms of Use, unless the context requires otherwise.
    2. Registration and providing information to the Company
      1. Some actions on the Website require registration. During registration you will be asked to provide personal information, such as your name, address, contact details, and/or your e-mail address. Required fields to be completed are explicitly marked. Without providing the information requested in the required fields you may not be able to register to perform activities requiring registration (hereinafter: the “Registration”).
      2. As part of the Registration, the user will be required to fill out personal information in these fields, such as: name, e-mail address, telephone number and so forth; as an integral part of the Registration process for the Website and as a condition for completing the registration process, the Company may verify the user’s identity by means of the information provided by him.
      3. It is hereby clarified that the user is not obliged by law to provide the information as stated, and that providing the information is dependent on the user’s free will and consent. At the same time, filling out some of the fields in the registration process on the Website is an essential condition of use for completing the Registration process, and/or performing activities through the Website.
      4. A user providing his details to the Website hereby declares that he is aware that he agrees to having the Company save said details in order to maintain contact with him, for research, and for sending mailings and important updates when necessary in the future. It is not required by law to provide these details, and this is done voluntarily and with the user’s consent in order to maintain contact with him. The user may request removal in the future, at any time.
      5. The user hereby declares and undertakes that all the information provided and/or updated on the Website is correct, reliable, and accurate, and that he is carrying out Registration and/or providing information in his own name and for himself only, and not in the name of and/or for third parties, other than in cases where he has explicitly been authorized to do so. Information provided by the user, and additional information collected about him and his activities on the Website, shall be collected by the Company and used in accordance with this privacy policy and/or the provisions of any law.
    3. Collection and use of information
      1. The Company may collect and make use of information provided by the user on Registration, and/or information accumulated about the user, including during use of the Website, in order to improve, enrich, or change (including changing the Website presented to the user) the Website, its services and Contents, and in order to update the user with regard to events and/or services proposed by the Company, its representatives, and/or third parties connected to the Company. In addition, the Company may make use of the information for the purpose of direct mailing and maintaining contact with users, research, service provision, and so forth.
      2. Furthermore, the Company may make use of information obtained from the user and/or information about him also in the following cases: to make contact with the user if necessary; to maintain the Website and/or system; to improve the information and Contents that the Company offers to users in the framework of the Website, personally and/or in general and/or to some Website users.
      3. Without derogating from the aforesaid, subject to the user providing his contact details to the Company and his consent to receiving direct mailing, the Company may, from time to time, send the user information about events and/or activities and/or other information of the Company, by e-mail and/or other means of communication provided by the user. The user shall be entitled at any time to cancel his consent and cease receiving said information, by means of the “Remove” button appearing at the bottom of the notification;
      4. The Website uses “cookies” for its regular and proper operation, including to collect statistical data about use of the Website, to verify details, to adapt the Website to the user’s personal preferences, to characterize events appropriate to the user, to show users adapted advertisements even when they are surfing other websites, and for data protection purposes. Cookies are text files that the user’s browser creates on command by the Company’s computers. Some cookies expire when the browser is closed, while others are kept on the hard disk of your computer. Cookies contain varied information, such as pages visited, how long you spend on the Website, from where you reach the Website, sections and information that the user has asked to see when entering the Website, and so on. In addition, cookies may also keep information about your surfing habits on other websites, including the websites surfed, pages on the websites, and other related actions. Information in the cookies is encoded, and the Company takes precautionary measures to ensure that only computers of the Company or its representatives can read and understand the information stored in them.
      5. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can prevent this by changing the definitions in your browser. To do so, please consult your browser help file. At the same time, please remember that neutralizing cookies may mean that you cannot use some of the Website’s services and properties.
    4. Use of data analysis tools
      1. The Website makes use of the Google Analytics tool, which is a service for analyzing Internet data that is offered and supplied by Google Inc. (hereinafter: the “Analysis Service” and “Google”, respectively). The Analysis Service uses cookie files, which are text files stored on your computer, to analyze user activity on the Website. Information collected and stored by the cookie file about your use of the Website is provided to Google and stored on its servers
      2. Google makes use of the information collected, inter alia, for the following uses:  assess your use of the Website, produce Website activity reports, provide various services connected with activity on the Website and the Internet network, and so on. Google may pass on the information to a third party, if required to do so by law, and/or in order to process the information by a third party acting on behalf of Google. For your information, Google does not attribute your IP address to any other data it stores. Further information on the use Google makes of the information can be found at the following link: google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
      3. The Website makes use of remarketing with the Analysis Service for online advertising, presenting advertisements on websites by a third party or Google. To implement said action, the Website, third party, and Google use cookie files in order to effectively adapt different advertisements based on previous visits to the Website.
      4. As stated, you can prevent cookie files being stored by changing the browser definitions that you use, but this may mean that you are unable to make full use of the different possibilities offered by the Website. In addition, you can also prevent the information with regard to your use of the Website (on the cookies) being transferred or processed by Google, by opting out of participation. To do so, you must download and install the Google Analytics Opt-Out extension that is available at the following link: google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
      5. You can also neutralize and/or manage the advertisements presented to you, by defining your advertisements at the following link: google.com/settings/ads
      6. By using the Website, you give your consent to implementation of the Analysis Service, as described above, by Google.
    5. Providing information to a third party
      1. The Company shall take reasonable and accepted measures to secure and prevent personal details identifying the user by name and/or identifying details, such as the user’s name and address, being provided to third parties, other than in the following cases:
        1. Upon the user’s request and/or with his explicit consent;
        2. In any event in which the user breaches the Terms of Use, including the terms of the privacy policy and/or in cases where the user and/or anyone on his behalf has made or tried to make actions through the Website and/or in connection therewith that contravene the provisions of the Terms of Use, including the privacy policy, and including the provisions of any law;
        3. Pursuant to a judicial order instructing the Company to provide the information to third parties;
        4. Pursuant to any dispute, contention, claim, demand and/or legal proceedings that may take place between the user and/or on his behalf and the Company and/or its representative;
        5. In any situation in which the Company considers that providing the information is necessary in order to prevent serious damage to the property and/or person of the Company, the user, and/or third parties, or in order to prevent other serious damage, at its sole discretion.
        6. In a situation in which the Company has transferred and/or assigned to a third party its activities and/or rights and obligations towards the user to third parties, providing that said third parties take upon themselves the provisions set out in this privacy policy.
      2. Nothing in the aforesaid shall derogate from the Company’s right to transfer to third parties information that is not personal, which cannot directly identify the user by name and/or identifying details.
    6. Data protection
      1. The Company makes every effort to protect confidentiality of the data provided by Website users, taking accepted precautionary measures and using advanced data protection technologies. The user is aware that the Company devotes resources and takes stringent measures to prevent penetration of the website and avoid possible harm to the user’s privacy, but it cannot absolutely prevent disruption to the website.
      2. The Company makes every effort, and makes use of advanced technological and organizational protection measures to secure the Website, communication thereby, and the information under its control against chance or deliberate exploitation, loss, destruction, or against access by unauthorized people. Communication between the computer of the user or visitor to the Website and the Company’s computers is secured by accepting it encryption methods, in accordance with the standards in force. Furthermore, the company takes reasonable measures to protect the Website and the hardware and software components connected to its operation, and ensures that they are regularly updated, inter alia in order to protect the Website and its content from unauthorized penetration, hacking, and eavesdropping.
      3. In this way, the Company regularly keeps up-to-date with technological developments in the field of software and hardware, in order to provide Website users with the best protection against penetration or hacking, including unauthorized entry to the Website and/or the computers on which it is stored. At the same time, the Company clarifies that in cases that are not under its control and/or are due to force majeure, it does not undertake that the Website shall operate properly, without any interference, and/or that the Website and/or the data collected and/or provided as stated above shall be absolutely immune to unauthorized access and/or penetration of the Company’s computers, and that the user is aware that the Company shall not bear responsibility in respect of any damage and/or loss, direct or indirect, of any kind whatsoever caused as a result thereof, including due to harm to privacy.
  9. Limitation
    1. Without derogating from that stated in these Terms of Use, the user is aware, agrees, and hereby confirms that the period of limitation with regard to any claim and/or complaint and/or demand against the Company and/or against third parties relating to use of the Website by the user and/or to the products appearing on the Website shall be limited to a period of 6 months, and all parties view this as an agreement to the period of limitation as defined in Article 19 of the Statute of Limitations 5718-1958.
  10. Jurisdiction and choice of law
    1. Any use of the Website and/or any claim, demand, or request arising therefrom and/or from any other matter directly or indirectly connected to this Website shall be subject to the laws of the State of Israel alone. The sole place of jurisdiction shall be the authorized court in Jerusalem, Israel, and the substantive and procedural law applying shall be Israeli law, which shall prevail over all rules of choice of law referring to application of foreign law.
  11. Miscellaneous
    1. The Terms of Use detailed above do not create, and shall not be interpreted as creating any partnership, joint venture, relationship of employee-employer, agent, or emissary between the user and the Company.
    2. If any of the Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable for any reason, this condition shall be deleted from the Terms of Use and its deletion shall not affect the legality and validity of the remaining terms of use. In such a case, the existence of another similar condition shall be seen as enforceable in place of the condition that has been deleted or removed.
    3. These Terms of Use represent the full agreement between you and the Company in all matters relating to the manner of use of the Website, and replace any other understanding and/or agreements, verbal or in writing, relating to use of the Website and its content.
  12. Website accessibility
    1. The Website has a number of embedded elements adapted to different profiles of people with disabilities, including impaired vision, comprehension difficulties (speed and additional information), blindness (reading devices), color blindness, keyboard users, and epilepsy.
    2. Below are the elements embedded in the Website in accordance with accessibility level AA:
      1. Picture replacement mechanism on the homepage, giving the user full control in browsing and exchange of pictures;
      2. Full control by means of the keyboard and page transition using the tab key;
      3. Graphic objects have a textural alternative (alt);
      4. Option to change text size (3 sizes) on the Website by means of a button in the Website heading;
      5. Option to change display size by use of the CTRL key and mouse scroll button;
      6. Contents and links on all Website pages are written in simple and clear language that is easy for orientation and use;
      7. Text design and color contrast are in line with the Israeli accessibility standard 5568, listed in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
    3. You may view the guidelines of the Israel Accessibility Standard 5568, referring to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 of the international standardization body W3C World Wide Web Consortium.
    4. Exceptions to accessibility:
    5. It is possible that despite our efforts to make all Website pages accessible, there may be parts that have not yet been made accessible and therefore, if you come across such a page or any operational issue – please contact us and we shall be happy to assist.
  13. Contact us
    1. In any matter, question, and/or request, please contact the Company on the Contact Us form, by telephone:972-2-5468171/0or by e-mail: ktsharon@jerusalem.muni.il.