Privacy Policy

Last updated: 6 October 2022

This privacy policy (the “Policy“) is intended to provide you (“You“, “Your” or “User“) with information regarding the Postdoc in Israel privacy policy and in particular, information about the types of information collected about users, when it is collected, how it is used, shared with third parties, maintained, etc. This Policy applies to all domains operated by Postdoc in Israel (each a “Website”). Postdoc in Israel is operated by the Azrieli Foundation (Israel) (R.A.) (the “Operator“, “We“, “Us” or “Our“). We will uphold the following principles:
  •         To be transparent in respect of the collection and processing of Personal Data about you:
It is important to Us that you have at all times all the information required for You to make educated decisions about the processing of Personal Data about You. For this purpose, We will make use of various techniques and measures aimed to provide You with relevant information about the processing of Personal Data about You, in the proper manner and timing.
In addition, if We find you are required to be provided with specific information, We will provide it to You in the appropriate time and place.
We are also happy to answer any questions You may have and to provide You with any clarification You require, subject to legal limitations. For this purpose, You can approach Us by sending an email to the following address:
  •         To process Personal Data about You solely for the purposes outlined in the Policy:
The purposes for which We may process Personal Data about You include, inter alia, to grant You with access to Websites, to customize our services to Your needs and preferences, to improve Our Websites and services, to protect Our rights and interests, to offer You content and materials that can be of interest to You, to perform business and administrative activity that supports the provision of Our services, and/or to uphold any legal and/or regulatory requirements that apply to Us. For more information, see section 6 of Our Complete Privacy Policy.
  •         To invest significant resources in order to respect Your rights in connection with Personal Data about You:
We apply significant resources to allow You to exercise Your rights as a data subject. Therefore, You may approach Us at any time You wish to review Personal Data about You, have Us amend it, erase it, cease using it for specific purposes or in general, or transfer it to You or to a third party. We will fulfill Your wishes in accordance with the law.
  •         To secure Personal Data about You:
While We cannot promise absolute protection of the Personal Data about You, We can promise that We use and will continue to use a wide array of means and measures aimed at ensuring the Personal Data about You is secured.
  1.   The Scope
This Policy describes what kind of Personal Data We collect about natural persons, and how We collect it, use it, share it with third parties, secure it, process it, etc. In this Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or in combination with additional information that We have or that We have access to. In this Policy, the “processing” of Personal Data refers to any operation or set of operations performed on Personal Data, including the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction of Personal Data. You must be at least 18 years old to access and/or use Our Websites and/or register with Us. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data about any person under the age of 18.
  1.   Data Controller
The Operator: The Operator is a controller in respect of the Personal Data You provide to the Operator for the purposes of establishing the Supervisor Profile and using the Website and services. The Operator is both a separate controller and a processor on Your behalf in respect of the Personal Data and the academic research data You upload to the open Supervisors Database (the “Database“).
  1.   When Do We Collect Personal Data About You
We collect Personal Data about You whenever You use Our Website or contact Us. In some instances, You will actively provide Us with the Personal Data, and in other instances, We will collect the Personal Data about You by examining and analyzing Your use of the Website and/or Our service channels.
  1.   No Obligation To Provide Personal Data To The Operator And Its Implications
You are not obligated to provide Us with any Personal Data about You. However, in some instances, not providing such Personal Data will prevent Us from providing You with the products or services You requested Us to provide You, will prevent Your use of the Website or a part thereof.
  1.   What Personal Data About You Do We Collect?
Personal Data We receive from You: any Personal Data You provide to Us of your own free will when contacting Us including but not limited to:
  1.       Your name;
  2.       Your email address;
  3.       Your photograph;
  4.       Any information you provide in completing your Supervisor Profile;
  5.       Any information contained in your CV if uploaded;
  6.       Details about the academic institution related to You and Your work, currently or in the past;
We may collect Personal Data when You contact Us, including via email, Our Website, social media networks or any other communications channel. Personal Data We collect upon registration with the Website. Upon creation of an account with the Website, you provide Us with the following information: full name, user name, email address, Your Academic affiliations, and research area. While some of the details mentioned above are required fields in pages of registration, others are not required, but We recommend that you complete them so that We can provide you with the best services We can. Personal Data We collect when you use or access the Website. Whenever You access to or use the Website and the services, We collect from You by way of observation of Your use thereof certain usage information. This information includes online activity log, traffic information (including, without limitation, IP address or device ID, time of access, date of access, web and mobile page(s) visited, language used, software crash reports and type of browser used and information regarding the device you used.
  1.   Right To Object To The Processing of Personal Data About You For Direct Marketing Purposes
The Operator may provide You with offers that are tailored for You specifically, in order to connect You to products and services in ways that are important to You. This may include information about research opportunities, ads, offers and other sponsored content related to Our or third party products and services. This is done following the processing of Personal Data about You, in order to adjust the materials presented to You, on the basis of Your preferences, behavior, characteristics and interests. For this purpose, We use Personal Data automated analysis techniques that provide Us with analysis and conclusions concerning You in various aspects, including profiling. Similar analysis and conclusions are used to the extent that You agreed to receive marketing materials from Us, as such materials are tailored to offer You products and services which We think may be of more interest to You. Where Personal Data about You is processed for direct marketing purposes, You shall have the right to object at any time to such processing for this purpose, including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing, by sending a notice to the following email address: in which case We shall cease to process Personal Data about You for such direct marketing purposes. In addition, You may withdraw Your consent from receiving marketing materials via email at any time, by sending an email free of charge with the title “unsubscribe” to the following email address: You can withdraw your consent from receiving marketing materials via push notifications in Your mobile device’s settings page. Please note that if You opt out of receiving marketing communications from Us, We may still communicate with You from time to time if We will need to provide You with non-marketing information about the services or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons.
  1.   Transfer Of Personal Data To Third Parties
Any personal data contained in the Supervisor Profile (except Your Website user name and password) that You will upload to the Database will be made public for everyone for the purpose of enabling open access to data for the research community. The Operator may also share Personal Data about You with third parties that provide Us with the following services:
  1.       Storage and hosting providers, including cloud computing services;
  2.       IP address information;
  3.       Analysis of user experience;
  4.       Support;
  5.       Marketing;
  6.       CRM data management;
  7.       Accounting and legal services; and
  8.       Research, analytical, technical, and diagnostic services.
The Operator may also share Personal Data about You with its related entities and business partners, which provide it with resources that enable the Operator to enrich and improve the level of services and products it provides to its users. The Operator may share Personal Data about You with governmental, local, official, and regulatory authorities, as well as if such disclosure is required to protect Our and third parties’ interests, rights, and assets, including initiation, exercise, or defense of legal claims. In addition, We may disclose Personal Data about You to in any event of a potential restructuring or reorganization or transfer of operation to a different operator or in connection with any merger, reorganization, consolidation, assignment or bankruptcy of the Operator and/or any Operator within the group of companies of which the Operator is a part. In particular. The Operator may transfer the operation of the Website to a third party operator such as the Council of Higher Education in Israel.  
  1.   Cookies and Third Party Services
Web Tracking Information: We, and third party service providers that we engage to provide services to us (“Contractors”), may use web tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and clear GIFs in order to operate the Website efficiently and to collect data related to usage of the Website. Such collected data (“Web Tracking Information”) may include the address of the websites You visited before and after You visited Our Website, the type of browser You are using, Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, what pages in the Website You visit and what links You clicked on, and whether You opened email communications we send to You. In order to collect Web Tracking Information and to make Your use of the website more efficient, we may store cookies on Your computer. We may also use web tracking technologies that are placed in web pages on the Website or in email communications to collect information about actions that users take when they interact with the Website or such email communications, and our Contractors may also do so. We do not correlate Web Tracking Information to individual user Personal Information. Some Web Tracking Information may include data, such as IP address data, that is unique to You. You may be able to modify Your browser settings to alter which web tracking technologies are permitted when You use the Website, but this may affect the performance of the Website. Types of cookies: The cookies We may use have been classified according to their functionality, as follows:
Type of Cookie Purpose Additional Information
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are strictly necessary to enable You to navigate the Website and use features You have requested. They are used to provide You with Our content, products, and services that You have requested. Such cookies are essential to help Your device download or stream information so that you can navigate around the Website, use its features, and return to pages you have previously visited.   These cookies collect Personal Data about You, such as user name and last login date, and identify You as being logged in to the Website.   These cookies are deleted when You close your web browser (session cookies).
Functionality Cookies These cookies are used to recognize You when you return to the Website and allow Us to remember Your choices and preferences. These cookies survive the closing of Your web browser, and last until their applicable expiry time.
Performance Cookies These cookies are used to provide aggregated statistics in respect of the performance of the Website and to test and improve such performance, in order to provide better user experience. In addition, they allow Us to carry out analytical functions on the Website.  These cookies collect anonymized data that is not related to an identified or identifiable natural person. These cookies are valid for varying periods; some are deleted once You close Your browser, while others have an indefinite validity period.  
Third Party Marketing/Targeting Cookies These cookies are used to deliver ads and marketing communications, and to display the Website in a manner that is more relevant to You. They are also used to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies record Your visit to the Website and the pages you have visited. Some of these cookies are provided and used by third parties. These cookies are valid for varying periods; some are deleted once You close Your browser, while others have an indefinite validity period.  
  Blocking and removal of cookies You can change your browser settings to block and delete some or all cookies. Please see below links to instructions on how to do this in respect of some of the most popular web browsers:   Please note, however, that if You do so, some or all of the Website’s features and functionalities might not perform as intended. We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of Our website on Your device. This software may record non personal information such as how often You use the Website, the events that occur within the Website, aggregated usage, and performance data.
  1.   Retention Of Personal Data About You
The Operator shall retain Personal Data about You for as long as is required to fulfill the purposes of the processing of the Personal Data as outlined in this Policy, or for a longer period as required according to the legislation, regulation, policies, and orders that apply to Us. In order to ensure that Personal Data about You is not retained for longer than is required, We periodically review Personal Data retained by Us to examine whether any Personal Data can be erased.
  1.   Transfers of Personal Data to a Third Country or an International Organization
Personal Data about You may be transferred to a third country (i.e. jurisdictions other than the one you reside in) or to international organizations. In such circumstances We shall take appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection of Personal Data about You and to provide that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for data subjects are available.  
  1.   Protection Of Personal Data About You
We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security to Personal Data, taking into account the risks that are presented by processing, in particular from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to Personal Data transmitted, stored, or otherwise processed.  We do not guarantee however, that it will not be subject to a security event. We may be required, due to legal or other obligations outside Our control, to transfer Personal Data about You to third parties, such as public authorities. In such circumstances, We have limited control over the level of protection provided to the Personal Data about You by such third parties. Any transfer of Personal Data via the internet cannot be fully secured. Therefore, the Operator cannot ensure the protection of Personal Data about you when transferred via the internet to Us.
  1.   Links To Websites of Third Parties
The Websites may provide links to websites and/or applications of third parties. The Operator does not control such websites and applications, nor the collection and/or processing of Personal Data about You by such websites and applications, and We are not responsible for such websites and applications, nor for their privacy and data protection policies and activities. This Policy does not apply to any actions taken via such websites and/or applications. Whenever You access such third parties’ websites and/or applications, We recommend that You carefully review their privacy policies prior to using such websites and/or applications and prior to disclosing any Personal Data about You.
  1.   Your Rights In Respect of the Personal Data About You
Generally, You have the right to request that We provide You with confirmation as to whether Personal Data about You is being collected by Us, to ask to review such data, to rectify the content if applicable and to erase the Personal Data no longer required by Us. You may also restrict your consent to certain processing of your Personal Data. Please note that We may need to receive Personal Data from You in order to verify Your identity prior to allowing you to exercise Your rights.
  1.   Changes To This Policy
We may amend, from time to time, the terms of this Policy. Whenever We amend this Policy, We will notify You of such amendments by publishing the updated Policy on the Website. In addition, when We make significant amendments to this Policy, We will strive to inform You about such amendments via means of communication We believe are reasonably appropriate to inform You of such amendments and by publishing a notice about such amendments on the Website. Unless stated otherwise, all amendments will enter into force upon publication of the updated Policy on our website or the designated page in the Website.
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