Donor and Visitor Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. The New Israel Fund (“we,” “us,” “our,” “NIF”) provides this Privacy Policy to better protect our users’ (“you”) privacy and explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way personally identifiable information about you is being collected and used. This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected from you during your use of our website, located at and (the “Site”). By using this Site or by providing any personally identifiable information, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Purpose of the Site

The main purpose of our Site is to provide information and services to individuals and to New Israel Fund grantees.

Privacy Policy Changes

Please note that we review our privacy policies from time to time, and as such we may revise this Privacy Policy, at our sole discretion, by posting an amended policy on the Site. We ask that you periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy then in effect.

The Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information: Our Site does not automatically collect any personally identifiable information (information that identifies you or can identify you as an individual) from visitors. We collect personally identifiable information only when you provide it in the course of interacting with the Site, such as when you subscribe to an email newsletter, sign up to receive mail, take part in message boards, participate in polls or surveys, or make a donation. In so doing, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, or information about your interests and activities. You may choose not to provide such personally identifiable information, but this may limit our ability to provide you with a specific service or particular content, or collect your donation.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: As part of administrating the Site, our servers may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information. This is aggregated information or other information that does not identify you, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and usage patterns of our Site.

Cookies and Tracking Pixels: We also use cookies, tracking pixels and other technologies to track activity on our Site and to enhance the functionality of our Site. Cookies are small pieces of information that our server places on a visitor’s computer hard drive to enable that person to more easily communicate and interact with the Site and to provide us with important information on how visitors use the Site. Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons, action tags, or transparent GIF files) collect and store information about your visits to websites, such as page visits, the duration of the visit and the specific advertisements or link(s) that you clicked on your visit. The tracking pixels are provided to us by our third party ad service providers. The information collected by such tracking pixels is used in aggregate only for reporting purposes and is not used in connection with your personally identifiable information. Many Web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You may change your browser settings to either reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Similarly, you may refer to the “help” portion on the toolbar for detailed instructions on enabling and disabling tracking pixels. Please note, however, that if you prevent the setting of cookies or prevent the collection of automatic non-personally identifiable information, you will not be able to access portions of our Site and will not be able to make donations.

How the Information is Used

We may use personally identifiable information about you to provide services to you, at your request. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding services, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful. We may use it for confirmation of donations, subscriptions, or other actions you take on our Site, to send newsletters, and for related customer service needs. We use information you provide about others to enable us to send them your greeting cards.

We use the automatic non-personally identifiable information collected to maintain, secure and improve our site, and understand your interests when visiting our Site. We do not collect any personally identifiable information via a user’s IP address.

How the Information is Disclosed

New Israel Fund relies on various service providers and other contractors to support its Site and operations. We may share personally identifiable information collected with these third parties, including without limitation: contractors who maintain our membership database or send email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf; website hosting or information technology consulting services; website management; marketing and promotion services or partners; data analysis; auditors; lawyers; and other administrative, back-up and security services. These third parties are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will not utilize your information for any purpose but to provide the services which we contract for. We may share aggregate information about Site usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, with third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes.

We do not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise share our email lists and any personally identifiable information about you with any third parties outside of New Israel Fund except as described in this policy.

New Israel Fund also may disclose personally identifiable information in order to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of the New Israel Fund, Site visitors, or the public; (5) respond to an emergency; (6) enforce our Terms of Service; and (7) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

In the event there is a change in the corporate structure of New Israel Fund, including, without limitation, through merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of substantial assets, New Israel Fund may, in its sole and absolute discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through the Site, including without limitation, personally identifiable information concerning visitors, to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

Opting-out from our Email List; Changing or Deleting Personally Identifiable Information

If you no longer wish to receive our email newsletter or other future communications from us, you can unsubscribe by simply stating this desire in a reply to any email we send you.

Security with Online Donations

We seek to adopt commercially reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to ensure the security of personally identifiable information in our possession and to protect it from unauthorized access. Once your credit card has been processed, your credit card information is not stored on our servers. Note that although we make good faith efforts to store personally identifiable information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, no system transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we, therefore, cannot guarantee complete security. If you have reasons to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by contacting us as explained at the bottom this Privacy Policy.

Donor Privacy

The New Israel Fund uses industry standard methods to protect its data and the privacy of its donors, whether they make donations online or offline. The data stored in our information management system and used in our communications technology is encrypted, and in the case of the latter, stored offsite at a secure data center. To access this data, only select members of the staff are authorized users, and they must pass through multiple layers of security. In addition, the server that processes checks is protected by a firewall.

NIF is committed to protecting the privacy of our supporters. NIF may use donor personal information to analyze overall giving patterns, make more accurate budget projections, understand donors’ interests in our mission, and update donors on the organization’s plans and activities.

NIF will use donor personal information, when necessary, to comply with the law (such as Internal Revenue Service requirements), when acting in good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of the law or to comply with legal processes required of NIF. NIF may also use donor personal information to protect and defend NIF’s rights.

NIF may use donor personal information to act in urgent circumstances such as a security or medical emergency during donors’ international travel with NIF—in order to protect the personal safety of the donors and others.

NIF will use donor personal information to protect against potential fraud. For example, NIF may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If a donor uses a credit or debit card on the NIF website, NIF may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that the card information and address matches the information that was supplied to NIF and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

NIF may on occasion share donors’ names and mailing addresses with its service providers (such as those who provide donor research services, mailing services and security services to NIF travelers). NIF periodically exchanges the names and addresses of our supporters with other carefully selected organizations to build our base of support. However, supporters may opt out of having their information shared. NIF will not sell donor personal information. This policy applies to both online and offline donations.

NIF will not send mailings to NIF donors on behalf of other organizations. Except as described in this policy, NIF does not otherwise disclose donor personal information to any third parties.
Donors have the right to remain anonymous. All requests for anonymity will be strictly honored.
Donors have the right, upon request, to promptly review any donor personal information that NIF has collected about them.

If donors prefer that their names and mailing addresses not be shared with other organizations, they should send NIF an opt-out request via email to, or by calling, 212.613.4400, or by sending a letter to the address below.

Users Under 18 Years of Age

This Site is not directed towards users under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from users under the age of 18.


On the Site, we provide links to websites maintained by third parties, which we believe you will find useful. The New Israel Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. Therefore, the privacy policies of such third-party websites may differ from those applicable to the Site and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of those other websites. We make no representation with regard to the policies or business practices of any websites to which you connect through a link from this Site, and are not responsible for any material contained on, or any transactions that occur between you and, any such site.


We maintain this Site in the United States. By providing personally identifiable information and other information to this Site, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries or territories, which may not offer the same level of data protection as the country where you reside, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact our New York office by phone at 212.613.4400, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, Eastern Time, by email to, or by regular mail to:
New Israel Fund
6 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016-0112