Privacy Statement

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Beit Lehi Foundation Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation, and associated academic and government sponsors, are committed to providing a secure private environment in which its readers, members, and dedicated customers can communicate and carry out transactions online and enjoyable digitally-focused experiences. This page summarizes our current information gathering and dissemination practices and how digital or analog services are managed.

Products

Beit Lehi: An Archaeological Discovery in Israel's Judean Lowlands, the bi-annual Beit Lehi Magazine, and associated digital media publications, as well as associated products, are productions or services by the Foundation designed for the specific purpose of introducing interested persons to the emerging 'Lost City of Ancient Israel' and fostering a meaningful long-term relationship with enthusiasts concerning archaeological activities in Israel at the Beit Lehi site. Great care is taken to create and disseminate high quality materials that are exceptional in every way to promote the Foundations mission.

Use of Material

The Beit Lehi Foundation claims all rights to materials found on official digital platforms and analog publications. In this case ‘Material’ means text, video, graphics and sound material, as well as material in other formats, distributed through the direct or associated services, whether owned by the Beit Lehi Foundation or through a third-party license.

You may download and print extracts from the ‘Material’ and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a derivative or database in electronic or paper form comprising all or any substantial part of the material.

You must not reproduce any part of the material, transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, nor may you make any derivative works therefrom, unless we have indicated in writing in advance that you may do so. This would also include material that is used for marketing or promotional activities by the press or media.

Email Privacy

Your email address will be used only within the Beit Lehi Foundation. Foundation-generated email includes three types of communication: automatically generated email services to which individuals may subscribe and easily unsubscribe (e.g., newsletters, blogs, or news services); periodic notifications provided as a service to members (e.g., membership renewal information) and/or to others in the archaeological community (e.g., subscription access information); and correspondence with individuals.

Foundation website services will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for accounts, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we normally will respond directly to your inquiry, request, or order.

We also may contact you to provide information about Foundation activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products, and special events that may interest you. We do not sell or rent email addresses or any personal information from purchases or communications to anyone outside the of the Foundation.

Choosing to be removed from emails or services:

You may contact the Beit Lehi Foundation to opt-out of emails or services one of two ways.

  • By email: publications@beitlehi.org Or, if you have subscribed to a newsletter or service, instructions to “unsubscribe” are at the bottom of each message you receive, or other instructions may be given to complete the request.
  • By mail: Beit Lehi Foundation, Inc., Attn: Publications and Media, 7792 S Pheasant Wood Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093-6291, U.S.A.

Security

The Beit Lehi Foundation takes reasonable steps to design and manage our website technology, digital publications, and associated digital productions to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and infrastructure are secure. When you use your credit card for any purchase on the Foundation website or associated product, that transaction is encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption to protect your credit card and personal information when traveling over the Internet. These functions are completed over third-party services that have been integrated into our systems. Further, we require credit card processing be secured based on compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.

Beit Lehi Foundation digital media productions that are purchased via Credit Card on associated services such as the Apple iTunes App Store, Kindle Store, or Google Play Store, are subject to their policies and security services, and the Beit Lehi Foundation makes no promises or cannot be subject to security breaches from using those services as we do not manage them.

Data Encryption and Processing

The Beit Lehi Foundation website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer, the industry-standard security protocol used to communicate with browsers) to ensure that data is secure. Data are strongly encrypted during transmission to ensure that personal and payment information are secure at all times. Once your information is received at the Beit Lehi Foundation, procedures are in place to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration. Demographic information about individuals (ascertained from communications, transactions, or surveys) is kept confidential and is used by the Foundation only in compiling statistical information in the aggregate about and for Foundation activities and the archaeological community as it participates in associated activities.

Use of IP Addresses

The Beit Lehi Foundation uses IP addresses for specific purposes. When you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in aggregate form only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our website;
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, google.com, if you are connecting from a Google search);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
  • The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one).

Use of Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, the Foundation may use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. When you register on the website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies.

The cookie function on your browser may be disabled or the contents erased. Consult your browser help for instructions. Certain functions of the Beit Lehi Foundation website may depend upon cookies being accepted by your browser and without them enabled create a poor user experience.

Third Party Use

The Foundation may collect names, mailing addresses, survey questions, and areas of archaeological interest from members, customers, and presentation attendees. This information may be shared in the form of data with third parties (e.g., travel companies, professional societies, commercial publishers) to better promote Beit Lehi Foundation activities. Promotional and informational materials are subject to approval by the Foundation prior to receiving any data. You may choose to not receive promotional mailings by contacting membership@beitlehi.org. Email addresses are never included in mailing lists. See Email Privacy above for more information.

Linking

Within the Beit Lehi Foundation website or digital publications are advertisements, embedded widgets, and other content links to non-Foundation website or services. These sites and services operate independently of the Foundation and have their own privacy policies. The Beit Lehi website may provide links to other sites as a service to the sponsors, associations, and to the archaeological community that share our vision. The Beit Lehi Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-Foundation websites or services, and such link is not intended to be an endorsement of the non-Foundation website or its content services. For your protection, you should review the privacy policy of any outside site you linked to or from our website or digital publication.

Comments

Questions and comments about this Privacy Statement may be directed to us via email at info@beitlehi.org. The Beit Lehi Foundation is a volunteer-run organization with many people sharing responsibility for the content of its website and digital publications and associated products or services. Please help us respond to your comments and inquiries by sending an appropriate email concerning your correspondence.

Last revised: March 22, 2018