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Terms of Use of the Website and Its Contents E-mail

Welcome to the website of the GIS Department of MAPA - Mapping and  publishing (hereinafter - "Mapa") http://www.gisrael.co.il/ (hereinafter - "website").  This website is exclusively owned, managed and controlled by the Mapa GIS Department.

Use of the website is subject to that stated in the following terms of use (hereinafter - "terms of use")

Use of the site does not involve payment.   Use of some services may require receiving/inputting a user name and password chosen by the visitors to the website in accordance with that stated in the following terms of use.

The terms of use are posted on the site for convenience and for inspection by visitors to the website.  Visitors are directed from the home page to the terms of use which Mapa recommends to be read thoroughly by all visitors prior to reading and/or using the information offered on the website.

To remove doubt, the very entrance to the site and the information pages therein constitutes agreement by the visitor to all that stated in the terms of use even if the visitor has not read and/or inspected the terms of use.

The comprehensive terms of use are placed at the site for its visitors and relate to the entire website including all its sections and the information contained therein.  To remove doubt, the terms of use do not apply to other sites even if the website has links to such sites.

Mapa is not responsible for the information located at any sites connected to the website by means of links.

 

Website Contents

The website is a source of information for all those interested in purchasing the database and wishing to learn more about it.  The GISrael website describes the database including information on the process of producing it, the various layers of the database, its technical specifications, as well as the towns and settlements included in the database.

The GISrael website contains marketing information on the website, including products and applications in which the database is integrated, authorized dealers for its distribution, a list of the database customers, etc.

The information on the website is presented "as is" and cannot be adapted separately for each visitor, except for the maps produced by the visitors from the mapping system as specified below.

The content assembled on the website is derived mostly from the Mapa GIS department, with additional content from external sources that provide such content and/or information to the website.

The website contains a database update form which visitors are invited to use.  Each update received by us is documented and examined by our field department.  Upon completing the field examination, the database is updated with the new information. 

Mapa is not responsible in any way or manner for the index on the website which links website visitors to other websites.  Mapa shall endeavor to the extent possible to filter these links so that they would direct to websites in the area of interest of its website.  Nonetheless, Mapa is not responsible for changes that may be made in the linked websites or for websites containing information which may be unsuitable or offensive to any visitor.

Should it be pointed out to Mapa that the information or content on the website or a linked website is unsuitable or offensive to the sensitivities of any visitor, Mapa will examine the complaint and if necessary do everything in its power, at its sole discretion, to correct and/or to prevent such occurrences.

It is stressed that the order of the linked sites in the index does not testify to their nature, importance or the relationship between them and Mapa.  Moreover, Mapa is not responsible for these sites being active and for their content or substance.  However, Mapa shall do everything in its power to ensure that the direction to the sites and their description be as accurate as possible.

Mapa and none of her workers/managers shall not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage, financial or other, that may be caused a visitor as a result of using and/or relying on the information in the linked sites accessed by the visitor through the information channels and/or services at the website and particularly through the search engine and the index of links.

Information displayed on the website

The website serves only to provide information to visitors.  All information at the site is provided for service purposes and is not to be viewed as a proposal for establishing relations or as updated and final information.

The information on the website is presented "as is" and cannot be adapted separately for each visitor, except for the maps produced by the visitors from the mapping system as specified below.

The content assembled on the website is derived mostly from the Mapa GIS department, with additional content from external sources that provide such content and/or information to the website.

The website contains a database update form which visitors are invited to use.  Each update received by us is documented and examined by our field department.  Upon completing the field examination, the database is updated with the new information.

Mapa is not responsible in any way or manner for the use made of the information located in and/or the maps produced from the website.

 It is possible to produce or download samples of various GIS maps by means of the mapping system (hereinafter: "mapping system").  Use of the mapping system and its products is at the user's responsibility.  These samples are for demonstration purposes only and are not to be relied upon or used in any manner whatsoever.

The site, maps and the information contained therein are at this stage offered as a free service to visitors and/or users of the information available at the site and at their own responsibility.  No contractual or other obligation exists between the site and the user and the very use of the mapping system does not create any legal relationship whatsoever between the site and the visitors and/or users thereof.

It is stressed that notwithstanding the efforts and endeavors to provide updated information that is as current as possible, subject to security and/or geographic and/or financial restrictions, the information in the mapping system products may be inaccurate or not current and the website is not responsible for damages that may be caused to visitors to the site or its users or to their property resulting from using a map produced at the site.

Chat Rooms

The website does not have chat rooms.  Mapa is not responsible for what takes place in chat rooms, if there be such, at sites linked to this website.

Intellectual Property

Mapa is a company that publishes books, maps and is the owner of the largest, most detailed and most accurate GIS database in Israel, products for which it holds the copyright, including the products of the mapping system produced at or downloaded from the website.  Inter alia, Mapa holds the copyright for all articles published in all sections of the site, except the sites linked to it by links.

Mapa holds the copyright for the design of the website, the contents of the website, including all its applications, codes, graphic and textual files - the mapping system software, except if stated otherwise on the website.

Use of the material and information contained in the site is for personal and private purposes only.

Any duplication and/or distribution and/or public display and/or transfer to a third party and/or any other use of the material at the site which is protected by copyright in any form or manner whatsoever which is not for private and personal use only, including in printed form and/or computer file and/or by any other means, constitutes breach of copyright under the 1911 Copyright Law and an offense under the 1924 Copyright Ordinance.

To remove doubt, all maps that appear on the site, including maps that were produced based on data inputted by the visitor by means of the mapping system, are the property of Mapa and are protected by copyright.

Protection of Privacy

Visitors may be asked to provide their personal particulars, such as their name and their e-mail address in order to benefit from some of the services on the site.  Mapa undertakes to use such information only in the manner permitted by law.

Mapa undertakes not to transmit the personal particulars of visitors to third parties in an unlawful manner.

However, should disclosure of the particulars be requested by a government body acting in a lawful manner or by court order or as part of legal proceedings against Mapa, Mapa will disclose the personal particulars provided by the relevant visitor while maintaining the visitor's privacy to the extant possible in such circumstances.

Mapa will be permitted to occasionally send promotional material to visitors who have provided their email address, this without disclosing the particulars of the visitors to the promoting body.

Cookies

Visitors are hereby informed that it is possible that Mapa may employ "cookies" at the site in order to collect statistical data on using the site, its channels and the information contained therein.  Mapa will use the data collected to improve the site and adapt it to the needs of the visitors.

Cookies are text files placed in the browser installed in the visitor's hard disk in order to learn the visitor's needs and improve the website.  Cookies do not disclose any personal information about the visitor.  The visitor may at any time delete the cookies from his hard disk, which are located in the c:windows/cookies directory or in c:windows/Temporary Internet Files.

Advertisements

Mapa shall not bear any responsibility for the contents of advertisements on the website and information obtained from external sources.  Advertising on the site does not constitute recommendation or encouragement to acquire the services or products offered for sale therein, and should a transaction be entered into between the visitor and the advertising body or a body mentioned or directed to from the site, such a transaction will be only between the parties to it and without any responsibility or involvement of Mapa.

Responsibility

Visitors to the site and users of the mapping system undertake full responsibility and risk related to using the system and the web.  Mapa, its employees, managers and/or information providers located at the site or the mapping system, are not responsible in any manner, explicitly or implicitly, for the information at the site or information received by means of the site from other bodies and/or websites and/or from the Internet in general, for its suitability to the needs of the visitor, its reliability and/or accuracy and/or usability and/or the use made of said information or maps produced by the mapping system.

Mapa has no obligation toward the visitors regarding the availability and/or usability of the website and/or the mapping system and/or accessibility to the information on the website at any time, or that in the course of using the site no interruptions or malfunctions would occur on the website, whether due to Mapa or any other factor.

Changes at the Website and Termination of Service

Mapa is entitled to change and/or update, add or remove from the website or the information therein.  Mapa is entitled to remove and/or restrict the use and/or services at the site or part thereof for a limited period or permanently at its sole discretion and without prior notice.

Mapa is entitled to close the website permanently without any prior notice whatsoever.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Only Israeli law will apply to use of the website, and the competent court will be the competent court in the Tel-Aviv District only.

 

 
   
 
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