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Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms of Use (the “Agreement” or “Terms of Use”) carefully before using the services (Online Exchange “Forum”) offered by Israel Firstfruits Center for Economic Advancement, R.A. (the “Company”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at www.israelbusinessforum.com (the “Site”), and the service owned and operated by the Company (together with the Site, the “Service”). By using the Service in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content, information, or other materials or services to the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

Summary of Service
Online Exchange Forum is a platform where certain users (“Entrepreneurs”) provide information about their businesses to connect, fund or request other kinds of support, by also offering rewards, to other users (“Investors”). Through the Site, email, websites, and other media, the Service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, “Content”). Entrepreneurs, Investors and other visitors to and users of the Service (collectively, “Users”) may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible (“Submit”) Content. “User Submissions” means any Content Submitted by Users.

The Online Exchange Forum only provides information on Entrepreneurs and on businesses operating in Israel and the PA and enables matchmaking; it does not facilitate financial transactions online or otherwise and/or guarantee the results thereof. This should be arranged between the parties directly.

Acceptance of Terms
The Service is offered subject to acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use apply to every User of the Service.

The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use by posting the updated Terms on the Site. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

The Company reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including, but not limited to, the availability of any feature, database, or Content) at any time and for any reason. The Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.

The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old (and at least the legal age in your jurisdiction). You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are at least 18 years old and of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. The Company reserves the right to ask for proof of age from you and your account may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in those jurisdictions.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company does not guarantee that all its Users are at least 18 years old or of legal age in his/her jurisdiction. The Company is not obligated to confirm the age of all its Users and will not be held liable to, nor shall it compensate or indemnify any User or third party for any damages incurred as a result of any direct or indirect interaction facilitated by the Site with a User who is not at least 18 years old or of legal age in his/her jurisdiction.

Rules and Conduct
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use or by law. The Service is provided only for your own personal, non-commercial use (except as allowed by the terms set forth in the section of these Terms of Use titled, “Businesses: Fundraising and Rewards”). You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party using your account to, take any action, or Submit Content, that:

• infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity, or violates any law or contract;
• you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate;
• is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another’s privacy;
• constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
• contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of the Company or any third party;
• is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or
• impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of the Company.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by the Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Company’s or its third-party providers’ infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site.

You shall not directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.

Users agree not to abuse other Users’ personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in the Project Creator’s Project, or is not related to fulfilling delivery of a product or service explicitly specified in the Project Creator’s Project.

Registration
You may view Content on the Site without registering, but as a condition of using certain aspects of the Service, you may be required to register with the Company and select a screen name (“User Name”) and password. You shall provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You shall not use as a User Name, domain name, or business name any name or term that (i) is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization; or (iii) is offensive, vulgar, or obscene. The Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a User Name, domain name, or project name. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Site. You shall never use another User account without the other User’s express permission. You will immediately notify the Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other known account-related security breach.

Businesses: Fundraising and Rewards
Online Exchange Forum is not liable for any damages or loss incurred related to rewards or any other use of the Service. Online Exchange Forum is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between any Users, or between Users and any third party arising in connection with the use of the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of money, goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with businesses on the Site. You release Online Exchange Forum, its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, damages, and demands of every kind, present or future, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Service.

Fees and Payments
You are responsible for paying all fees and taxes associated with your use of the Service.

Third-Party Sites
The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the internet. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Those third party websites are not under the Company’s control, and you acknowledge that the Company is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource.

Content and License
You agree that the Service contains Content provided by the Company and its partners and Users and that the Content may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

The Company grants to each User of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use and reproduce the Content, solely for personal, non-commercial use. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without prior written permission from the Company, or from the copyright holder. You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third-party right.

Privacy and use of information
Online Exchange Forum personal information practices are governed by this Privacy Policy. Please review it before making any use of our Site and Services.
Use of the Site or the Service constitutes agreement to this privacy statement. You acknowledge that, while the Company will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and privacy of the personal information provided through the Site, (a) it cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the Internet and your email messages, and as such it shall not be held liable for any damage caused by a security breach on the Site and/or any other unauthorized release or sharing of personal information, whether intentional or unintentional, and you release the Company from any and all liability in connection with the use of such information by other parties; (b) You understand that the Company is not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide to them, whether provided through the Site or otherwise, and that you should use caution in selecting the personal information you provide to others through the Service; and (c) the Company cannot assume any responsibility for the content of messages sent by other Users of the Service, and you release the Company from any and all liability in connection with the contents of any communications you may receive from other Users. The Company does not guarantee, and assumes no responsibility for verifying, the accuracy of the information provided by other Users of the Service.

You may be asked to provide, during the registration process and throughout your Use of the Service, two types of information; personal information such as name, address, e-mail address and e-mails, and any other personal information, if required.

When you use the Service and/or log on to the Site, the Company may collect and receive your browser information, including IP address and “cookies” information. You are aware that the Company may provide your personal information to third parties since the Service is also supplied by third parties. Please note that these third parties may have a different privacy policy.
As specified above, the Company may collect certain information about you and your web usage, which may be shared with third parties and used for advertising.

NOTE: THE SOFTWARE AND OTHER SERVICES COLLECT AND STORE INFORMATION CONCERNING YOUR ACTIVITY ON THE WEB, SUCH AS YOUR IP ADDRESS. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE SERVICE MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, AND IN SOME CASES INFORMATION (INCLUDING INFORMATION FROM OR ABOUT PAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES YOU VISIT) MAY BE USED OR SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR PURPOSES OF DISPLAYING TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS, PROMOTIONAL AND MARKETING MATERIAL TO YOU.
The Company may also release your information when it reasonably believes that such release is necessary in order to: (a) protect or defend any of its legal rights (including enforcement of agreements in which it has an interest) or property, its affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors; (b) comply with applicable law, legal process or enforce our site policies. (c) Protect the safety and security of Users of our Site and any of our Services or members of the public; or (d) protect against fraud or carry out its risk management procedures.

Buyer Beware Text:
Past performance is not an indication nor a guarantee of future results. Registration to the Online Exchange Forum does not constitute an offer to invest in the businesses featured, and is not a substitute for investment and/or tax advice/marketing that takes into account the special needs of each person or entity. Please consult a professional investment adviser concerning your specific situation before making personal financial decisions. The Company shall not be held liable for any financial or other loss incurred as a result of investment or other action facilitated through the Site.

Qualified Investor Self-Accreditation:
You are aware that some jurisdictions limit certain investments to Qualified Investors or Accredited Investors. You acknowledge that using the Site or the Service does not in any way make you a Qualified Investor or an Accredited Investor as those terms may be defined in any jurisdiction. You understand that you must comply with any laws, rules or regulations that may apply to any investment made through use of the Service. Furthermore, you shall not make any representation, whether express or implied, as to your status as a Qualified Investor or Accredited Investor while using the Service.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for conducting the necessary due diligence and research and consulting with professionals before making any investment through the Service to ensure compliance with any applicable laws, rules or regulations and shall not hold the Company liable for any damages incurred as a result of a failure or inadequacy in said due diligence and research.

Modifications
The Company reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Such modifications shall be in full force and effect immediately upon publication. Notification of changes in the Terms and this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Service/ Site (as defined in the Terms and Conditions) or sent via electronic mail, as we may determine in our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any modifications, you should terminate your use of the service/software immediately upon the publication of such change. Your continued use of the service/software now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in this Privacy Policy, will constitute a binding acceptance by you of this Privacy Policy, or any subsequent modifications.