(last updated on January 12, 2020)
The Israel Medical Association (hereinafter: “IMA”) respects the privacy of those who use the Internet sites and applications it manages and operates (hereinafter: “the sites”). Therefore, the IMA decided to publish its policy regarding the protection of user privacy on the sites, and is committed to carrying out this policy.
We ask you to carefully read the terms of this policy because any use of the sites, content and/or services and/or products offered on them is subject to the restrictions appearing in this document.
The aim of the policy is to explain the IMA’s practices regarding the privacy of users on its sites, and how the IMA uses information provided by users on its sites and/or information it collects during their use of the sites and the content and services offered on them.
During use of the sites, information on the user is collected. Some of the information identifies the user personally, by the user’s name and address, means of payment used, and so on. This is information the user provides knowingly – for example, when registering for various services on the sites.
Some of the information does not identify the user personally and is not saved together with the user’s details, but is statistical and cumulative information. This includes, for example, the pages viewed, the areas that interested the user, the user’s IP address, and so on.
Registration for Services
To the extent that personal details are required when registering for services on the sites or when purchasing products offered on them, the IMA asks the user only for the information directly needed for supplying the services or purchasing the products.
Collected data will be stored in the IMA’s databases, under its responsibility.
- Enable the use of various services on the sites.
- Improve and enrich the services and content offered on the sites.
- Change or cancel existing services and content.
- Facilitate the purchase of products and services on the sites, including the publication of information and content.
In general, the information used by the IMA will be primarily statistical data that does not personally identify the user.
Direct Electronic Mailing
The IMA is interested in occasionally sending email to you with information about its services, as well as marketing and advertising information. You will be able to cancel your consent and stop receiving such email by clicking the link that appears at the bottom of each email we send, and thus remove yourself from the mailing list.
The IMA will not share your personal details with advertisers. However, it is authorized to share statistical information on the activity of users on the sites. Statistical data the IMA shares will not identify you personally.
Links to External Sites
Connecting to external sites that appear in links on IMA sites is the user’s responsibility. The privacy policies of those sites are not connected to the IMA site and the user is responsible for checking those policies.
Personal Area on the IMA Site, the Residents' site and the Unions' Site
The personal area is accessed via the user’s ID number, password and year of birth. The user is obligated to keep the password secret. If the method of identification changes, the users will be informed of this in a personal email message.
Transferring Information to a Third Party
The IMA will not transfer your personal details and information collected about your activity on the site to third parties, except in the following cases:
- If you purchase products and services from third parties that sell them via the sites, those third parties will receive the information they require to complete the purchase transaction.
- In the event of a legal dispute between you and the IMA that necessitates revealing your details.
- If you conduct illegal activity on the sites.
- If the IMA receives a court order directing it to give your details or information about you to a third party.
- In the framework of an investigation by an investigative authority.
The management of advertisements requires those companies to install cookies in your computer. The role of cookies is to help collect information about your viewing and use of Internet sites that display an advertisement, and the advertisements to which you are exposed and on which you clicked. The collected data seeks to tailor those advertisements to display subjects that will interest you. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can prevent this by changing the settings in your browser. The browser’s Help section will provide instructions.
The IMA uses the latest systems, tools and procedures to secure data on its sites. While those systems and procedures reduce the risks of unauthorized penetration, they do not provide absolute security. Therefore, the IMA does not guarantee that its services will be completely impenetrable to unauthorized access to the information stored in them.
In light of this, the IMA recommends that you always browse on a computer protected with at least the following measures: a password with more than 7 characters, with a combination of letters and numbers; a change of password every 180 days; a screen saver; a standard and updated anti-virus program; and an operating system supported by the company that created it, with the latest updates installed. We recommend that users back up their data.
The Right to View and Correct Information
According to the Protection of Privacy Law (1981), every person has the right to see the information stored about him/her in a database. Anyone who views his/her personal data and finds that it is not correct, complete, clear or up-to-date, is entitled to request the owner of the database to correct or delete the information.
Such requests should be directed to the Legal Department or sent by mail to: Legal Department, IMA, 35 Jabotinsky Street, P.O. 3566, Ramat Gan 5213604.
In addition, if the information in the IMA’s databases is used to personally contact you, the Protection of Privacy Law (1981) entitles you to request in writing that the information pertaining to you be deleted from the database.
This page is updated from time to time. The date of the last update appears at the top of the page. Whenever significant changes are made to the instructions regarding use of the personal information you provided, notification of this will be displayed on the home page of the sites and it is your obligation to keep informed of those changes, because your continued use of the sites indicates your consent to those changes. Whenever changes to the policy document are not significant, it will be updated according to the date that appears at the top of the page, and it is the user’s obligation to keep abreast of the changes.