Founded in 1881, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (“HIAS”) is America’s first refugee service organization. For over 120 years HIAS has worked to rescue those in peril, reunite families in freedom, and enable newcomers to build new lives with hope and prosperity. HIAS reserves the right to change this and any other policy on the HIAS website at any time, and will post any changes on the HIAS website as soon as possible after any change is made. By accessing or using this website, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the terms of this policy whether or not you are a registered user of HIAS. If at any time you do not agree to abide by these or any future terms, do not use or access this website.
HIAS is committed to protecting your privacy. HIAS does collect personal information from users (such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, credit card information, or e-mail address) in association with donations, user registration, newsletters and other activities, when relevant. HIAS also uses personal information to communicate with registered users. For example, HIAS might use your personal information to send you our newsletter or to solicit funds.
Additionally, when a user visits the HIAS website some information is automatically collected, such as the user’s computer operating system and browser type, version, and capabilities. This information is tracked through the use of “cookies” which are small computer files that store information about computers that access the HIAS website.
HIAS does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. Occasionally, HIAS does share personal information with similar non-profit organizations.
Proprietary Rights of HIAS; Website Content
All content on the HIAS website including marks, text, pictures, video, audio and other material, and their selection, arrangement, and compilation are the property of HIAS, its users, and its licensors. The content of the HIAS website cannot be downloaded, modified, copied, distributed, displayed or transmitted other than for your personal non-commercial use without the express, written consent of HIAS. Other than content you have submitted to HIAS, you are granted a limited license to download or print a portion of the HIAS website for your own personal, non-commercial use provided you keep all copyright or other propriety notices intact. This license is revocable at any time without notice or cause.
Use of Site by Children
The HIAS website is not designed or intended to collect and retain personal information from children who are under 13 years of age, and you must be 18 years of age or older to register as a user on the HIAS website. HIAS will not, under any circumstances, knowingly collect and retain information from children under 13 without parental consent, except in limited circumstances authorized under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE HIAS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HIAS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE OR THAT THE HIAS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Damages
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HIAS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE HIAS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE HIAS WEBSITE, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NON-DELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
Release and Indemnity
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST HIAS ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE HIAS WEBSITE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS HIAS FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Choice of Law
The state and federal courts of the state of New York are the exclusive forum and venue to resolve any and all disputes arising out of use of the HIAS website. Users of the HIAS website consent to personal jurisdiction and venue by the state and federal courts of the state of New York. Furthermore, the laws of the state of New York govern any disputes arising from use of the HIAS website.
HIAS Provided Content
HIAS uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and correctness of HIAS provided content, but HIAS makes no representations or warranties as to this HIAS provided content.
Termination of Account
HIAS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or to block your use of the website and remove any content you have posted on the HIAS website.
Links to Other Websites
The HIAS website might link to other websites. HIAS is not responsible, and does not accept liability, for the policies, practices, or content of these websites.
Questions and Opting Out
If you have any questions or comments concerning any content on the HIAS website or HIAS policy; would like to change, update or delete your personal information or any other submitted material; or would like to opt out of any future communications, please contact HIAS at:
333 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
Registration and Account Security
HIAS invites users to register on its website. By registering, you agree to: 1) provide current and accurate information about you for the registration process; 2) maintain the security of your password and ID; and 3) be fully responsible for all use of your registered account.