Privacy Policy

Last Revised: March 3rd, 2020
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (“AFIPO”, “we”, “us” or “our”) shares your concern about protecting the personal information of visitors to our web site and our donors. This privacy policy (“Policy”) is our policy that addresses maintaining the privacy of personal information we collect.
The Policy describes our privacy practices both offline and in connection with your use of our www.afipo.org website. By using the Site, you agree to abide by the terms of this Policy and the terms of use (the “Terms”).
We may need to change the Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on the Site or in the law. We reserve the right to revise or make any changes to the Policy, and your continual use of the Site subsequent to any changes to this Policy will mean that you accept such changes. Therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure familiarity with the most current version of the Policy. We will post all changes to the Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and when and how we will disclose that information. You can tell that the Policy has been updated by checking the last revised date posted on the top of this page. If due to such changes, you decide that you want to delete any portion of your personal information from our database, please notify AFIPO at info@afipo.org.

Information We Collect and Track. AFIPO collects and retains two types of information: (i) personal information that individuals, including donors, provide when interacting on the Site, or voluntarily provide on certain other occasions (such as via the phone, in person meetings, emails or in response to mailings); and (ii) tracking data, which is automatically collected from every Site visitor, (collectively, “Information”). The Information that we gather may include your name, title and address (collectively, “Postal Information”), telephone number, email address, credit card number or other elements of personal information.
In addition, if you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence, including any Information contained therein (other than payment/credit card information).
You may decline to provide any personal information, but please realize that you thereby may be unable to register on AFIPO’s website or to participate in activities or services offered by AFIPO.
The tracking data we record includes, without limitation, information regarding the number and frequency of visits to the Site, the website that you access before and after you visit the Site, the Internet software used to access the Site, and your IP address and Internet service provider.

How We Use Your Information. The Information that we collect and that you provide to us is used for our business purposes and the purpose for which you provided it, including, without limitation, to respond to your requests or correspondence. AFIPO may also use the Information to contact you about the Site or to request your input regarding ways in which we might improve the Site. We may also use your Information to inform you about AFIPO’s activities, products, services, events and fundraising efforts in which AFIPO hopes you may be interested. The Information may also be analyzed so that we can provide you with useful information and can serve you in the best manner possible through enhanced features and functions on the Site.
We will not disclose any personal information to third parties, except (i) to parties who perform a service for us, such as sending you mail or email, web hosting, credit card processing and other similar services; (ii) when we believe that such disclosure is required by law; (iii) to enforce this Policy or the Terms; (iv) to protect the rights, property, security or safety of AFIPO donors, Site users or the public; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) as otherwise stated in this Policy. In addition, we may disclose Information to certain third parties if you have requested or authorized the disclosure of such Information.
Information provided to third parties is limited to the Information needed to perform their functions. We seek to limit third-party use of Information; however, we are not responsible for such third-party use of Information that is not in compliance with this Policy.

AFIPO does not share information regarding its donors or their gifts, including, but not limited to, donors’ names, mailing addresses, phone and fax numbers or e-mail addresses, with any individual or organization not affiliated with AFIPO without the prior written consent from the donor. We will not sell this information with anyone, and will only trade or exchange donor lists once the donor has given AFIPO specific permission to do so.  We will also not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

AFIPO may use certain tracking data. Tracking data information may be used for a variety of purposes, including but without limitation, to compile statistical, demographic or aggregated information about visitors to the Site generally, or for load balancing metrics and also may be used to create reports on user demographics and the traffic patterns of the Site. The reports that are generated from tracking data are used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, to improve the Site and our services.

Use of Cookies. We use cookies to enhance your experience while using the Site. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies makes web surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences in connection with your use of a particular website. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies, but you are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some of the Services provided on the Site will not function properly.

Transfer of Information to Third Parties Upon a Sale or Change of Control. We retain the right to transfer or assign all Information pursuant to a merger, purchase or other transaction relating to AFIPO or our assets if the assignee or purchaser agrees to abide by the terms of this Policy.

How Your Information Is Protected. We take reasonable precautions to protect your Information from loss, misuse or alteration. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards for your Information. You should recognize, however, that there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, and we cannot guarantee the security of your Information. In addition, because Internet communication is unsecure, it is also possible that the information you supply to us or your access of any information via the Site will be intercepted during transmission. We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmission, and we hereby fully disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.

Other Communications. From time to time, we may email donors and/or users of the Site information regarding important developments affecting AFIPO. We may also email users on occasion regarding the Site. Such emails may be sent to users of the Site even if they have not requested to receive any communication from us.

Links to Third-Party Site. The Site may contain links to website owned and operated by other parties. We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy policies of those site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those site prior to providing them with any information.

Children Under the Age of 13. Because AFIPO is concerned about the privacy protection of children who access the Internet, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Accordingly, the Site are not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Information from anyone under 13 years of age without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Compliance With Laws. We reserve the right to disclose any Information to comply with any law, regulation, decree, judgment, order, subpoena or any other governmental order (“Order”) without any obligation to contest or verify the accuracy of such Order.

Applicable Law. This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Site will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

How You Can Update or Correct Your Information and Contact the Site. You can call or email AFIPO at the numbers provided on the Site or send a message to info@afipo.org to update or correct your Information.
Please contact us at info@afipo.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Site or this Policy.


American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by AFIPO, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. AFIPO may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by AFIPO including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

A person attending an AFIPO event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact AFIPO at info@AFIPO.org or 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 4507, New York, NY 10168, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. AFIPO will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.

By participating in an AFIPO event or by failing to notify AFIPO, in writing, your desire to not have your photograph used by AFIPO, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify AFIPO from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.
Any person or organization not affiliated with AFIPO may not use, copy, alter or modify AFIPO photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from AFIPO.

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