Our Privacy Commitment

Protecting personal information online is one of The National Institute for Health Policy Research’s (NIHP) priorities. We’re committed to respecting the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognize the importance of protecting all information that you may choose to share with us. To further this commitment, we have adopted this Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to guide how we collect, store, and use the information you provide us.

 

This Privacy Statement confirms that our website is designed to ensure that our information disclosure practices are responsible and appropriate. To protect your privacy, we have voluntarily undertaken this privacy initiative to meet established online information collection and use practices.

 

What information does this Privacy Statement cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to personal information collected on the websites where this Privacy Policy is posted, and does not apply to any other information collected by NIHP through any other means.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to use and sharing of personal information collected on and after the date that this Privacy Policy is posted.

 

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information submitted and collected online, and does not apply to information that may be collected by NIHP offline. This Privacy Policy applies only to websites maintained by NIHP, or any websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. NIHP is therefore not responsible for the content or activities provided on those websites.

 

What types of personally identifiable information do we collect about our guests?

We don’t require personal information to access our website. However, if you prefer not to disclose personal information, you will not be able to enjoy certain features of our website. Personal information is information that identifies you and may be used to contact you. To offer our guests certain features on our website, we collect several types of personal information.

 

Children

We don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We take kids privacy seriously, and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.

 

Information You Provide to Us

All of the personal information we receive comes directly from our guests. We collect personal information from our guests to:

  1. Register to attend our events
  2. Register to apply for a scholarship or research grant
  3. Submit general inquiries or complaints to NIHP Typically, this information includes:
  4. Name
  5. Place of employment
  6. Email address
  7. Credit card information
  8. Telephone number
  9. Mailing address.

Additionally, we may also collect other types of non-personal information (known as demographic information) such as gender. This demographic information may be associated with your personal information.

 

Information Collected Through Technology

We collect information through technology to make our websites more interesting and useful to you. For example, when you come to one of our websites, we collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our websites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information.

 

How is your personally identifiable information used and shared?

We don’t share, sell, or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent. We don’t require personal information to access our website. However, if you prefer not to disclose personal information, you will not be able to enjoy certain features of our website.

 

Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.

 

NIHP Tools and Updates

Information collected from those who voluntarily submit it to us is used to provide services like updates on special events, call for papers, and email announcements of interest to our users.

 

Operational Uses

We may also use your personal information for other purposes such as “Operational Uses.” For example, we may use your information to send you administrative communications about your account with us, including any future changes to this Privacy Policy.

 

We occasionally use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services necessary to our operations. For example, we have partnered with other companies to personalize our web pages, process credit card transactions, and analyze customers’ interaction with our website. We also provide postal addresses to the Israel Post Office for delivery purposes. In the course of providing such services, these companies may have contact with your personally identifying information. These entities have agreed to securely store and maintain the personal information received from us.

 

Aggregate Information

Finally, we may take your personally identifiable information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). Given the nature of this information, no restrictions apply under this Privacy Policy on our right to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and we may use and share in any way with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information.

 

Business Information

For practical reasons, we treat personal information submitted to us in a business capacity different from information we receive in a non-business capacity. Personal information submitted to us in a business capacity (e.g. resumes, event sponsorship, etc.) may be shared with third parties, depending on the nature of the inquiry.

 

Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Websites and Others

We will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Use; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our websites or third parties.


What choices do you have about the collection, use, and sharing of your personally identifiable information?

As mentioned above, you have control over the personal information you submit to us. If at any time you decide to update or remove your personal information from our database, you may do so by emailing us at nihp@israelhpr.health.gov.il

 

What kinds of security measures do we take to safeguard your personally identifiable information?

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. However, please understand that, despite our best efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable.

 

How can you update your personal information and profile?

You can access and update the contact information you gave us during registration (that is, your e-mail address or any other information that would directly enable us to contact you), by emailing us at nihp@israelhpr.health.gov.il.

 

How can you ask questions, or send us comments, about this Privacy Policy?

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research
Attn: Sigal Sheffer-Benton
Tel Hashomer, Israel 52621

+972-3-5303516/7
nihp@israelhpr.health.gov.il