Terms of Use

Terms of Use
Last updated on: January 1, 2020
Please read these terms of use carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies and obligations. Furthermore, please be aware of our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), both are incorporated into and governed by these terms of service (the “Terms”).  
1.    Acceptance of Terms
1.1.    By using our website and/or by registering an account on our website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the Terms with respect to the use and access of the proprietary website, available at https://www.ripeers.com (the “Website”) or any of the content, features, software and related technology (the “Services”) provided by Migal Galilee Research Institute Ltd. (“Migal” and all references as the context requires of “we”, ”us” or “our”), which together with our Privacy Policy, constitute a binding agreement between you and us (the “Agreement”). The Agreement governs your use of the Website and/or the Services, both as a casual visitor and as a registered user or a customer. If you do not agree with the Agreement, do not use the Website or Services.
1.2.    By continuing using the Website and/or the Services, in whole or in part, you hereby affirm your consent with the terms of the Agreement, and that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the Terms.
1.3.    Please note that there may be special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Website and/or the Services which may be included elsewhere within the Website and/or the Services. Such rules are hereby incorporated into the Terms by reference.
1.4.    In registering for the Services, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form; and (b) maintain and promptly update the registration data you have provided, to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Note that there are certain password protected areas, which are available only to certain types of users who are allowed to see the respective content within the Website.
1.5.    It is your responsibility to safeguard the login and password that you use to access the Services and the Website and you agree not to share your login and password with any third party, including not sharing your login amongst two or more users. You are responsible for any activity originating from your account, regardless of whether such activity is authorized by you. You should notify Migal immediately of any unauthorized use of your account.
2.    Changes to the Terms
2.1.    We may, in our sole discretion and without prior notice, revise and update the Terms at any time. In an event in which material modifications are made, we shall provide notice of such changes by posting or distributing a notice of such revisions, which shall be effective immediately on posting (However, Migal will not make changes that allow significant additional uses or disclosures of your personally identifiable information without notice to our Privacy Policy).
2.2.    Your continued use of the Website and/or the Services after the amended Terms have entered into effect will constitute your acceptance of them. If any future changes to the Terms are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance, you must immediately stop using the Website and the Service and notify us in writing. In the event that a legal requirement is mandatory to constitute acceptance of the changes, we may also introduce immediate changes to the Terms and require that you affirmatively accept them, in which case you will not be able to continue using the Website and/or the Service if you do not accept the amended Terms. In any event, the most updated version of the Terms will always be accessible on the Website. Please check the Website regularly to view our then-current terms of use.
3.    Minors
This Website and/or Service are not intended for use by individuals who have not reached the age of legal majority in their jurisdiction. Specifically, that is the age at which an individual is recognize by the applicable law to be an adult and responsible for any legal obligations created by his or her actions. By using the Website and/or the Service you affirm that you have reached the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction
4.    Prohibited Uses
4.1.    The use of and/or access to the Website and/or the Service by you is and shall remain solely your responsibility, including for all acts or omissions associated and/or related to such use and/or access. You may use our Website and/or Service only for lawful purposes.
4.2.    You may not use our Website and/or Service in any manner that:
4.2.1.    breaches any of the Terms.
4.2.2.    breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
4.2.3.    infringes our copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, or of third parties, or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others;
4.2.4.    is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
4.2.5.    has the potential to, interfere with any other party’s use or enjoyment of the Website (or servers or networks connected to it) and/or the Service.
4.2.6.    transmits, or procures the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
5.    License
5.1.    Migal hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the Website solely for the purpose of accessing the Services and information available from the Service with respect to such the Website. You shall not (i) use, reproduce, modify or create derivative works of the script, or (ii) allow third party access to all or any portion of the script or Service.
5.2.    Updates. You understand that the Services are evolving. As a result, we may require you to accept updates to the Services that you have installed on your computer, if any. You acknowledge and agree that we may update the Services with or without notifying you. You may need to update third-party software from time to time in order to use the Services.
6.    Your Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant to us that: (a) you have, and will have at all times, all right, title and interest necessary to grant to us any and all licenses hereunder for the purposes contemplated by these Terms;  (b) you have, and will have at all times, all permits, licenses, and consents required in connection with the receipt and use of the Services and as required to fulfill your obligations and grant to us any and all rights, licenses and consents hereunder, including, without limitation, in respect of the Submitted Information; and (c) you and your use of the Services comply, and at all times, will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, statutes, and ordinances.
7.    Ownership of Proprietary Rights
All the intellectual property rights evidenced by, and/or contained, and/or related to the Website and/or the Service, including, without limitation, any related content that may be created in connection with the use of or registration to the Website and/or the Service shall be owned by us. Those rights include, but are not limited to, database rights, copyrights, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), patents, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), and other intellectual and proprietary rights, wherever existing in the world, together with the right to apply for protection of the same. All other trademarks, logos, service marks, and names set forth on the Website and/or the Service that are not the property of Migal, are the property of their respective owners. You do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Website or Service or downloading material from or uploading material to the Website or Service.
8.    Submitted Information
8.1.    You agree not to use the Website and/or Service for any commercial purposes, or to download, save, copy, transmit, or distribute the Content except as specifically allowed in this Agreement.
8.2.    We may change, modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Website and/or Service at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features or restrict or prohibit your access to parts or all of the Website and/or Service without notice or liability.
8.3.    You shall have sole responsibility and liability for submitted any and all material, text, photographs, videos, and information (including audio information and content) or other data and/or content provided and/or uploaded and/or transmitted and/or submitted and/or published and/or otherwise made available by you and/or on your behalf (the “Submitted Information”). You represent and warrant to Migal that your Submitted Information: (i) comply and will at all times comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, the Terms and do not and will not infringe the rights of any third party, including any intellectual property rights and the rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) is accurate and updated; and (iii) is and shall be free from any restrictions, third party rights, payment obligations. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies as you requested for our Services.
8.4.    Any Submitted Information provided by you remains your property.
8.5.    Migal does not endorse and shall not be liable for any and all parts of the Submitted Information, but has the right to review, monitor, remove or edit any of the Submitted Information, at its sole discretion, without notice to you in order to (i) operate, secure and improve the Service (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes); (ii) ensure compliance with the Terms; (iii) comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, law enforcement or other administrative agency or governmental body; or (iv) as otherwise set forth in the Terms. You agree to cooperate with and assist Migal in good faith, and to provide us with such information and take such actions as may be reasonably requested by Migal with respect to any investigation undertaken by Migal or a representative of Migal regarding the use or abuse of the Service.
8.6.    Without derogating from your ownership of the Submitted Information, by submitting or transmitting any Submitted Information to or through the Website and/or the Service, you grant Migal (as a processor of the information) a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license, with the right to use, copy, reproduce, digitally perform, modify, directly or through third parties, create derivative works of your Submitted Information for the purpose of providing the Service. Except as needed to provide the Services, we will not use your Submitted Information except if you gave us your explicit consent to use your Submitted Information for similar Service.
8.7.    Please note that unless you instruct us otherwise, we retain the information we collect (including your Personal Information as defined in our Privacy Policy) for as long as needed to provide the Services and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our policies and agreements. Nevertheless, nothing in these Terms is interpreted as an obligation to store information, and we may, at our own discretion, delete or avoid from recording and storing any and all information.
8.8.    You agree to be bound by any application, tool, or content specific rules published within the Website and/or Service. Any use of any Submitted Information or any other content or materials NOT expressly permitted by the Terms is a breach of the Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you violate any of the Terms, your permission to use the Website or any of its content and/or the Service, automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of such information.
9.    Third party Content
The Website may contain links to other Website, materials and Service that are not under our control (“Third-Party Materials”). The inclusion of any link is provided solely as a convenience to you and does not imply any endorsement by us of such Third-Party Materials and we are not responsible for the content or functionality of any Third-Party Materials.
10.    Privacy
10.1.    Our collection and use of personal identifiable information in connection with your access to and use of the Website and/or the Service is described in our Privacy Policy, and you hereby agree to read, review and comply with our Privacy Policy. By using the Website and/or the Service, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data you provide is accurate.
10.2.    For contractual purposes, by submitting your e-mail you hereby agree: (a) to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you may have used; and (b) agree that all terms, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect any of your rights which may not be waived. If you do not understand and/or agree to any of the Terms, please do not use the Website and/or the Service and do not provide your Personal Information
11.    Limitation of Liability and Release
11.1.    To the maximum extent permitted under any applicable law, under no circumstances whatsoever will Migal and/or its affiliates and/or their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, licensors, subcontractors and/or suppliers be responsible or liable to you or to any other entity, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, under any legal theory, whether contract, tort or otherwise, for any direct, compensatory, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, any lost profits and/or lost business opportunities, business interruption, loss of revenue, income, goodwill, use, data (or corruption of data), or other intangible losses, special, exemplary, or punitive damages, or personal injury or property damage, that result from or relate in any manner whatsoever to your use of the Website and/or the Service, and/or reliance on the Website and/or the Service and/or the Submitted Information and/or your inability to access and/or use of the Website and/or the Service, including, without limitation, any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, defects, security breaches, or any other failure to perform by Migal and/or to any other matter relating to the Website and/or the Service and/or the Submitted Information.
11.2.    To the maximum extent permitted by any applicable law, you forever release, discharge and agree not to sue us from any and all liability, claims, actions and expenses that may arise in connection with your use of the Website and/or Service. You agree that this section will survive any termination of your account, the Website, the Service or this Agreement.
11.3.    Migal does not represent or guarantee that the Website and/or the Service will be free from loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion, and Migal disclaims any liability relating thereto.
12.    Indemnification
To the maximum extent permitted by any applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold, Migal and its affiliates, and their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, licensors, subcontractors and suppliers and anyone acting on their behalf, harmless, at your own expense and immediately after receiving a written notice thereof, from and against any damages, losses, demands, costs, liabilities, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, legal expenses and expert fees’ and other costs of litigation, resulting or arising from, incurred as a result of or in any manner related to: (i) any use by you of the Website and/or the Service; (ii) any misrepresentation made by you to any third party, (iii) your violation of laws, regulations or third party rights, including, without limitation, any intellectual property, property or privacy right, and including any third party claim in respect of the Submitted Information; and (iv) your breach of the Terms. This indemnity shall be applicable without regard to the negligence of any party, including any indemnified person.
13.    Termination
We reserve the right to suspend or cease providing the Migal Service or any portion of the Migal Service, at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. We may suspend or terminate your use of the Migal Service if you are not complying with these Terms, or if you use the Services in any way that could cause us legal liability or disrupt others use of the Services. If we suspend or terminate your use, we will try to let you know in advance. If you want to terminate the Services at any time, you may do so by (a) notifying Migal and (b) closing your account for the Services that you use. Your written notice should be sent to Migal address set forth in the Notice section below or to: [email protected].
14.    General Provisions
14.1.    Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and may only be modified by written amendment duly executed by us.
14.2.    No Waiver. No waiver or alteration from the Terms by us will be effective unless consented to explicitly and executed in writing by our authorized representative. Failure on our part to enforce any rights granted hereunder or to take action against you in the event of any breach hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of any of our rights. All waivers must be in writing. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
14.3.    Assignment. You may not assign or transfer your rights and obligations under the Terms. Any attempted or actual assignment thereof by you will be null and void. Migal may without restriction assign, transfer or delegate this Agreement and any rights and obligations hereunder, at its sole discretion. Your right to terminate this Agreement at any time remains unaffected.
14.4.    Severability. If any provisions of the Terms are held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and if such provision is determined to be invalid or unenforceable nonetheless, then the provision shall be performed and enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions shall continue to remain in full force and effect.
14.5.    Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Terms and your use of the Website and/or the Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Israel, excluding any otherwise applicable rules of conflict of laws, which would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the State of Israel. The exclusive place of jurisdiction for resolving any conflicts is in the courts of Tel Aviv, Israel, and you expressly waive any right to object to such personal jurisdiction or the convenience of such forum. You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with us must commence within one year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
15.    Contact Us
At any time, you may contact us with any question, claim or complaint that you may have with respect to the Website and/or the Service at [email protected].





Last updated on January 1, 2020
Migal Galilee Research Institute Ltd., and our website: https://www.ripeers.com (“Migal” and all references, as the context requires, to “we”, “us” or “our” and the “Website”, respectively) collect information about users of our Services we provide through the Website (our "End Users" or "you"). In doing so, we are committed to protecting Personal Data (as defined below) that we gather and process from our End-Users and other visitors of our Website.
Please read this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your data as our End-User that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, phone number, zip code, and email address (the “Personal Data”) and how we collect, store and process such data in respect of the Services we provide through the Website (the "Services"). We collect Personal Data about you, either as a random visitor or as a researcher, through your use of our Website, which is a platform for providing Services for purposes of conducting researches.
Should we ask you to provide certain Personal Data when using our Services; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
2.1    The basis on which any personal identifiable data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us on a lawful basis of your consent and as set forth in this Privacy Policy in our Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy forms a part of the Terms of Use and applies to all of the Services we provide through the Website, features and functionality offered by Migal.
2.2    By entering the Website and providing information you expressly consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and to the collection, use and disclosure of your data, including Personal Data, in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your consent for us to store and process your Personal Data in our database and contact you about other Services we shall provide.
We collect Personal Data about the End-User as a researcher, through your use of our Website, which is a platform for providing Services for purposes of conducting researches.
We also retain information on your behalf, such as the Personal Data described above and any correspondence.
Also, such Personal Data may be provided by you while (i) If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail (e.g., in response to an employment opportunity posted on our website); (ii) We also collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, such as operating system and version, information about your application and operating environment; (iii) other requested information if you contact us via e-mail regarding support for the Service); (iv) We may also collect Personal Data at other points in our website that state that Personal Data is being collected; (v) When you create an account and use our Services, our system scanned your website's information and this information is used for the purpose of having and maintaining your account.
To request removal of your Personal Data from our blog or community forum, contact us: [email protected]. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Data, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
In order to provide the Services to the End-Users, we collect the following types of Personal Data:
4.1    End User Data.
We process your information, and we are solely responsible for its use as a Controller of the End User's information, in order to provide reports for our End-Users on website traffic and to provide anonymized and aggregated reports.
The following Personal Data is received in our servers by default when you visit our Website:
•    Your name, address, and other contact details you provide on our registry form; and
•    Personal Information related to professional information you provide on our registry form.
4.2    Statistical data.
In addition to the Personal Data we collect as described above, we may use technology to collect data about the method and the nature of your use of the Website. For example, our systems may automatically record and store browser information, search history, the date on which you registered to the Websites exit point, use time, platform type, operating system information, number of clicks which parts of the Website you viewed and/or used and the dates and times on which you viewed such parts of the Websites, impressions, any actions you made in the Websites and cookies. This technology does not identify you personally; it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of the Website. When you use the Website, our servers, record information (“Log Data”), including information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit a website. Log Data includes your Internet Protocol address, the address of and activity on websites you visit that incorporate service features, searches, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used the websites, cookie data and device data.
Furthermore, the Websites may contain hyperlinks to other pages and features on the Websites. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages and features of the Websites our visitors choose to view. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.
We will only collect and process Personal Data about you where we have lawful basis. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent) and “legitimate interests”.
Accordingly, we process your Personal Data only for specific and limited purposes for providing of the Services. We ask only for Personal Data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes and internally to help us improve the Services and the Website. Please note that you do not have to provide the above-mentioned information, but in such a case we may not be able to provide you some of the features of the Services.
We use indirect identifiers of Personal Data in order to improve and customize your browsing experience, to provide more personalized services to you and for analytics and metrics about our visitors on the Website (see further explanation regarding cookies below).
The data we collect and process is used to the following purposes:
•    Provide our Services;
•    Guarantee use and improvement of our Services;
•    Communicate with you with respect to the Services;
•    Provide updates and technical troubleshooting in connection with usage of the Services;
•    Security measures;
•    Complying with requests from supervisory authorities and other official government bodies;
•    Complying with legal obligations (e.g. anti-money laundering provisions);
By submitting your Personal Data, you consent, acknowledge, and agree that we may collect, use, transfer, and disclose your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
Nevertheless, Migal only shares Personal Data with other organizations or individuals in the following limited circumstances:
•    To our affiliates and service providers that perform, support and provide the Services on our behalf, including to our research partners and fellows for research purposes.
•    For analytics and research purposes, in order to analyze our Services and their performances.
•    By virtue of legislation, as part of legal proceedings, a dispute and/or request issued by the competent courts and/or regulatory authorities.
•    If disclosure is necessary for national security, application of legislation or any other matter of public interest.
•    In the event of restructuring, transfer, merger or sale to the third party concerned.
•    In order to protect and defend our legal rights or property.
•    In order to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services.
•    In order to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public.
•    In order to protect against legal liability.
•    With your consent, we may share anonymous information about you with advertisers, publishers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.
End Users have certain rights in connection with their Personal Data and the manner in which we handle it. Some of these rights may be subject to some exceptions or limitations. The following is a non-closed list of privacy rights End Users may exercise:
•    Right to Access Your Information. At any time, you may contact us at the address provided in the "Contact Us" button or at [email protected], and request to access the information that we hold about you.
•    Correcting Your Information. We may need to ask you to provide certain information to make sure you are who you claim to be. If you find the information on your account is not accurate, complete or updated, please provide us with the necessary information in order to correct it.
•    Withdrawing Your Consent. You are entitled to contact us if you would like to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information. Exercising this right will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.
•    Deleting or Restricting Access to Your Information. You may request to delete or restrict access to your information at any time. We may postpone or deny your request if your information is in current use for providing Services or for other legitimate purposes, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you have any concerns about the way we process your information, you are welcome to write to us at the address set forth in the "Contact Us" button or at [email protected]. We will look into your request and make good faith efforts to resolve any concern you may have.
The security of your Personal Data is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards, including by limiting the access to Personal Data on a need to know basis and the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards, to protect the Personal Data submitted to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or confidentiality.
The server on which the Services are currently hosted in Germany. Note that the Services may be processed outside the country from which you access them and may be outside your country of residence. Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Policy may involve the transfer of your information to various countries around the world that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country.
The personal data will be accessed from personal in Israel. Israel was recognized by the European Commission as providing adequate protection to personal data in terms of Chapter V of the GDPR. The adequacy decision can be found here:
By providing any information to us pursuant to this Policy, all users fully understand unambiguously consent to this Policy and to the collection and processing of such information in Germany, Israel and abroad.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
We retain your personal data that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the Services for as long as needed to provide you with our Services and for an additional period of 7 years from the end of the Services in case we need to resolve any dispute before the competent courts and authorities, unless we are required by law to delete it or if we accept your request to delete the information.
The data collected by cookies or related-tracking technology are kept for a maximum of 24 months.
Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children without the consent of their parent or guardian. If you are a parent or a guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. This is also relevant if the age of legal majority where you reside has an older age of majority. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to remove or cease any use of that information.
We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy from time to time, without prior notice, by posting amended Privacy Policy on the Website. Nevertheless, we will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Data by sending a notice to the primary email address you provided us or by placing a prominent notice on the Website. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically for any updates or changes. Please take a look at the “LAST UPDATED” legend of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the next business day following posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Websites. Your use of the Services following such changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and we are constantly evolving the Website and the Services to meet these demands. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, or your Personal Data collected, stored or disclosed by us, please contact us at [email protected].