Privacy Policy

United Hatzalah of Israel (“United Hatzalah of Israel”) owns and operates this Web site: This statement discloses the privacy practices of The Site provides information, resources, and data intended to raise awareness and funds for its cause. UH reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.

Information Collection and Use 

On certain pages of the UH Site, in particular, when donating online or registering for a special event, visitors may be asked to list their name, email address, residence address, other personal contact information, and credit card information (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Visitors are not required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in order to browse the UH Site and obtain valuable information. UH is the sole owner of the information collected on the UH Site. We take every precaution to protect our users’ Personally Identifiable Information and UH will not sell, share or exchange Personally Identifiable Information with any other organization or individual in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. When users submit sensitive information via the UH Site, their information is protected both online and off-line. We will not share your email address with other organizations, except as necessary to administer UH’s own use of the information. If you receive an e-mail from us, you may choose not to receive such messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” link which we put in the footer at the bottom of mass e-mailings. 


When the UH Site asks users to enter Personally Identifiable Information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best available encryption software. All data is retrieved and returned over SSL Any user data that we are collecting not covered in cookies (see below) is securely stored in a MySQL database on the same server that can only be accessed by a user of the server (the db is stored with a password and the user account to access the server is secured via password or SSH (Secure Shell Protocol) key.

UH does not store or use credit card numbers for any purpose other than to obtain donations as authorized by visitors to the site. We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted as to access. Only employees or authorized agents of UH who need the information to perform a specific job function are granted access to Personally Identifiable Information. Furthermore, all employees and authorized agents are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. If you have any questions about the security of the UH Site, you can send an email to [email protected]


The Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that UH is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any other website including but not limited to those for which we provide links. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site. 


A cookie is a small text file that a Web site places on a site visitor’s computer hard drive. Its purpose is to let the site know when a user visits and to perform certain functions such as saving passwords and personal preferences. This site uses cookies according to their uses on WordPress sites. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site.


UH shares aggregated demographic information with our beneficiaries and sponsors. This is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information. We use credit card processing companies to bill users for donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use Personally Identifiable Information for any secondary purposes. Should we partner with another party to provide specific services, when the user signs up for these services we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third parties are not permitted to use Personally Identifiable Information except for the purpose of providing these services.