Site Terms of Use

Welcome to the Negev Highlands Tourism website (negevtour.co.il) (hereinafter: “the website“)

The use of the information provided on the website is subject to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter: “the terms of use“). Please read these terms of use carefully, since the beginning of the use of the website indicates your consent and permission to these terms fully and unconditionally.   For the avoidance of doubt, the login to the website and to the informative pages contained reflects the user’s consent to any of the terms of use even if the user did not read them. The full version of the terms of use on the website is for the sake of users, and relates to all parts of the website, pages, prospectuses, links and any information contained therein.

General terms

The terms of use govern your access to the website and apply to any use of the website, including the information, the contents and the services contained in it and in the links to other information resources provided by the website or through it, as well as any provision of information or purchasing of any services through the website, and they form the legal basis for all contacts, connections and actions in this framework. This website is available for you only if you agree to the terms of use. Browsing and using the website, including the services, which are provided and/or will be provided from time to time by and/or through it are subject to these terms of use. If you do not agree to all of the terms of use, do not use the website.  By browsing and using this website, you agree to these terms of use and commit to act according to them. The website operators reserve their rights to terminate your use of the website if you fail one or more of the terms of use.

The Terms of use are drafted in the masculine form for convenience, but they are intended for both sexes equally.

  1. Terms of Use

These terms of use constitute a separate agreement between the user and the website operators, as defined below. It is agreed and clarified that the website operators will not be liable in case of breach of terms of use by another user or any third party, and that in the event of any such a breach, the user can claim only the party in breach and shall not have any claim and/or complaint for website operators. The website operators will be able to change these terms of use from time to time at their sole discretion. The website operators will notify in advance and in a reasonable time of these changes by advertising on the website and/or by e-mail, at their discretion and according to the circumstances. Any change in the terms of use shall apply from the date of sending an e-mail described above, or from the date of publication of the notice on the website, according to whichever is earlier. Changes in these terms of use, will apply immediately to all users of the website. Any use of the website by the end user after the notification via e-mail or posting on the website described above, shall be deemed acceptance of these changes by the end user. It is hereby clarified that only the provisions of this agreement shall require the operators of the website.

The use of the website and its contents, as defined in this agreement shall be for personal and private purposes only.

  1. Definitions

Under these terms, the term “content” or “contents” includes information of any kind, including any verbal, visual, audio, audio-visual, or any combination thereof, as well as the designing, processing, editing, distributing and displaying, including (but not limited to): any picture, photograph, map, illustration, animation, drawing, image, imaging, sample, video, sound and music files; Any software, file, computer code, application, format, protocol, interface, and any note, sign, symbol or icon.

The website operators: Association for the development and promotion of tourism in the Negev Highlands and/or Local Council Mitzpe Ramon and/or Ramat Negev Regional Council and/or their representatives, affiliates and everyone on their behalf (hereinafter jointly and severally “website operators”).

The terms “User“/”Users” hereinafter will mean any person who contacts and/or connects with the website and/or uses any kind of service offered on the website and/or browses the website.

  1. Limitation of Liability

The contents on the website are offered for use AS IS. You cannot adapt them to the needs of each individual. You shall have no claim or demand against the website operators liable for the content, capabilities, limitations, compliance with your needs or for the responses resulting (if any) publication of content on the website. The use of the website, the content presented on the website and website services will be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the user. The website operators or their representatives shall not bear any responsibility regarding the contents published on the website – the content, reliability, accuracy, credibility and their influence on the computers of the users, and will not be responsible for any damage, loss, loss of profit, inconvenience, cost, expense, aggravation and so forth, direct or indirect, caused to the user or any third party due to the use of the content published on the website.

The website operators are not responsible in any way and manner for the use, which the user and/or any third party will do with the trips, the hiking routes and/or for the travelers and/or to the actual carrying out of the trips.

The user hereby declares and agrees that the website operators and/or any entity or person associated with and/or involved in creating, producing or distributing the website and its contents shall be exempt from all responsibility and liability under any legal action in connection with any damage, injury, loss or expense, direct or indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, related to the information contained in the website and/or the services provided through the website and/or the use of the website, or the inability to use the website and/or reliance on the website, including but not limited the loss of data or profits arising out of any failure, error, disruption, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, loss, delay in any action or data transfer, damage and failures of hardware and/or software for any reason, or failures communication lines and systems, theft, destruction, unlawful access to any information contained in the website, and/or any modification or use of the data and information contained in the website and/or abusive behavior and/or illegal conduct of other users and/or third parties. Any responsibility and/or risk in connection with any of the above apply to the user’ and the user understands and agrees that all of the above applies to all the contents of the website, including links to other websites.

Provision of services by the website depends, among others, on third parties, and the website operators are not responsible for any acts or omissions of third parties and/or any damage and/or loss and/or expense caused to the user and/or to third party as result of or in connection with any such act or omission.

The website operators are not responsible for the reliability and accuracy of the contents of other users, as for the described below regarding the contents of linked websites and advertisers, and are not responsible for any infringement or violation of any intellectual property rights, copyrights, marks and trade names, trade secrets, patents and designs, protected and unprotected, and/or violation of privacy in connection with any use of the website and the services issued, offered or included in it. Like other content appearing on the Internet, the contents of users are also exposed to be viewed and used by other users and be exposed to messages from other users or any third party. The website operators are not responsible for ensuring their security and/or any damage and/or loss and/or expense caused to users and/or any third party because of such. The website is not a party to the communication between users and themselves and/or between them and any other party, and is not responsible for the contents. The users relieve the website operators, their representatives and everybody on their behalf of all liabilities in connection with this communication. The website operators are not responsible for the opinions and/or contents and/or messages that users uploaded to the website.

If users deal with third parties, such as guides, accommodations, catering services, attractions, entertainment venues, recreation and service providers of all kinds, all-contractual conditions will be agreed directly between users and third parties, as stated above, and the website operators are not party to the agreement. The website operators are not responsible in any way, nor be held responsible for any damages and/or for any other claims that users may have in connection with these agreement. Advertising contents or link to websites will not be construed as an offer for users or encouragement, approval or endorsement of the website and its operators.

The website operators recommend the users to be extra cautious with respect to the contents published on the website, on the links and on the diverse end devices.

For the avoidance of any doubt it is declared that the use of the website and the information contained therein do not constitute advice or a professional opinion and are not a substitute for professional advice required. Consequently, the website operators are not responsible for such contents and for the consequences, direct and indirect, of use that may be incurred to you or third parties if you decide to act based on these contents, and you bear full and sole responsibility for your own actions and their results. The website operators will not be held responsible or liable for any damage due to data loss, and you hereby waives all claims against the website operators and/or their representatives associated with data loss.

  1. User obligations

The user undertakes not to upload, store or distribute via the website contents of one or more of the following:

Illegal content and/or content designed to perform illegal acts; Content that may interrupt the website activity and/or the users of the website; Content of character of defamation, harassment, incitement, personal injury, and the like; Content, including viruses and any other computer code, designed to destroy, interrupt, or limit the use of any of the computers, servers, hardware and software which are used by the website operators for the purpose of supplying services on the website; Content oriented advertising and/or commercial; Content that violate copyright and/or harm copyright; Content that is contrary to The Defamation Law and/or to Privacy Protection Act; Distributing spam that the recipient has no need of or benefit from; loading, posting or transmitting any false and misleading material or material that is designed to trick users or any body.

4.1. The user gives the website operators the right to use any content uploaded by him, including distribution and publishing, subject to the provisions of the Privacy Policy.

4.2. In addition to all the above and below, by using this website you agree not to do one or more of the following:

Impersonate any person or entity, including a representative, employee, a coach or a manager of the website operators and/or deliver misrepresentation of your contact to any  person or third party, modification, processing, copying, extracting information, accommodation, providing a sub-license, Translation sale, making reverse engineer, disassemble or re-assembly of each piece of code, including the database, as well as such operations regarding hardware and software which are used for the service, placing the website, or any portion thereof, within the framework of another website without the prior written consent of the operators of the website, use of any robot, worm, retrieval engine and search for information, or any automated tool or manually which is planned to retrieve and find information on the website, or tools  that planned to expose the structure of the database and the code of this website, distributing “spam” to the website servers, or distributing any e-mail, designed to trace the use of another person or harass another person in any way, collect or store personal data about other users for the purpose of economic goals or illegal, sell, distribute or make any financial use of the information on the website or any other use in any a manner that could harm the person to whom the information is relevant to, interfere in any way or interrupt the Website (including by interference the server and the network), or break one way or another the requirements and procedures of the website.

4.3. The user undertakes to provide only true and correct data while using the website. The website operators will not pass a user’s information to a third party without the user’s prior written permission consent, except the needed use for the purpose of providing services to the user on the website, subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy. Since it is an online environment, where security cannot be absolute, user who delivers information on this website does so at his own risk.

4.4. The user undertakes to use the information and services offered on the website in accordance with the law and subject to the guidelines and instructions of the website (hereinafter: “Information“).

4.5. The user shall compensate the website operators and/or its affiliates and/or those associated with them in respect of any claim and/or demand and/or loss arising as a result of non-compliance or failure to perform the provisions of these terms of use and/or of a breach of any law or any rights of third party whatsoever, by the user.

4.6. Everything on the website is the sole property of the website operators or in use with the express permission of the copyrights and/or the trademark owners. Any copying, distributing, transmitting, posting, linking, or other modification of this website or anything located on it without the express written permission of the website operators is strictly prohibited.

4.7. Any violation of these terms of use could result in infringement of copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights, which will expose the violator to civil/or criminal proceedings.

4.8. The website operators or third parties who gave the website owner’s permission to use their intellectual property rights are the owners of those intellectual property rights and copyright on the website and the services, of the content, the information, the coordination and advancement of the website’s content, and no one is permitted to change, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or exploit in any way the contents, in whole or in part.

4.9. The website operators have no obligation to provide signs or anything else that might help users determine whether the content in question is copyrighted, intellectual property rights or trademarked.

4.10. All trademarks of the website operators appearing on the website are owned, solely and entirely, by the website operators.

4.11. The use of the website’s content is for the user’s personal use only.

4.12. The user agrees that the website operators have the right to send to the email address provided by him/her with the registration notifications and updates, including those featuring advertising messages and/or commercial. User, who is not interested in receiving e-mail of the kinds specified above, must specify this when filling in details.

4.13. It is clarified that the registration for the website by a user, constitutes acceptance of the user to receive e-mail and/or text messages [SMS] from the website operators, including e-mail and/or text messages, which might include updates on various topics, including, messages containing content that meet the definition of “advertisements” or a “commercial thing”, under Amendment 40 of the Communications Law (Telecommunications and Broadcasts), 1982. You may, at any time, notify the operators of the website that you want to remove your address from the mailing list of the website, by sending a message to info@negevtour.co.il.

4.14. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the website operators are allowed to forbid individuals and groups of people to use the website, whether such use was approved in the past or not, in their sole discretion, without having to give reasons and/or advance notice.

4.15. Without derogating from the generality of the foregoing, it is clarified that prohibit the ability to use the website will usually be for reasons such as an invalid form of payment, giving Incorrect information, injury website operators, the website and/or any supplier and/or cause injury to another account or user and/or breach of the terms of use.

4.16. The website operators may cancel these terms of use at any time, for any reason, and without reason, at their sole discretion and without being obliged to provide notification to the users. The cancellation of the terms of use will not interfere with stipulations  and conditions that according to their nature remain in force even after the cancellation of the terms of use.

  1. Continuity, availability and reliability of service

The website operators will be able to modify or discontinue the provision of website services, whether given advance notice to user or not, without having any liability to any user and/or other third party in connection with termination/change of the services. The website operators do not guarantee that services will not be disrupted, interrupts, or will be serve properly, without mistakes, and nor that they will be immune to unauthorized access to the website computers.

The operators do not guarantee that the website and the services meet all user’s requirements, or will perform on time, safely and without errors. In addition, there is no guarantee about the results achieved from the use of the website and the services or the accuracy and reliability of the information involved.

  1. Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites, which are not operated by the website operators. The provisions above and following apply to the use of these links and do not detract from the other terms of use. For the avoidance of doubt, Links are provided for the convenience of users, and entering the websites and using their contents are the responsibility of the users.

The inclusion of links to other websites does not confirms that the information and contents on those websites are reliable, trustworthy, complete, correct or up to date, and does not indicative of any connection with the operators of those websites. Do not interpret links to third party websites as providing confirmation or granting authorization, approval, recommendation or preference of the operators of the website to those websites, products or services provided therein, including documents, information, etc. The website operators are not liable for any content appearing or not appearing on the other websites, their reliability or their repair, as mentioned above. The website operators will not be held responsible for any damage, loss or expense caused to the user or any third party, directly or indirectly, from the use of links to other websites.

  1. Advertising and promotions on the website

Whenever the website is rewarded for banner advertising, the website will maintain a separation between the contents and the advertising system, so advertisers are not treated differently or get preference in terms of content (as favorably messages, diverting public opinion or anything else).

The website cannot be sure that press releases, promotions or advertising are reliable or true, and has no liability or responsibility for publications, promotions or press releases. The website does not undertake any operations inherent to any discount or that they are the cheapest price in the country, market or otherwise.

The website will use common sense and its publication company to try to filter improper advertising, illegal, unreliable or problematic, but does not promise that in any case or situation, the publication will be reliable. The website and its operators are not responsible for any harm, economic, physical, reputation or any other violation, directly or indirectly, caused by publication of false, misleading advertising or invalid information, unreliable of any entity to the reader, his associates or to third parties, as a result of advertising, sale or any information posted on the website and/or on links from the website and/or on third-party websites linked from the website.

  1. Termination, indemnification

The website operators may, at their discretion, to terminate the activity of any user, who do not comply with any term of the terms of this agreement. If users breaches these terms of use, the website operators are entitled, on their discretion, to disclose their names and details in any legal proceedings, even in the absence of a court order to do that.

8.1. Without limiting the foregoing, the user acknowledges and agrees that the maximum responsibility of the website operators towards the user for any damages of any kind, under any circumstances, will not exceed 50$ US as its exchange rate in the day of the occurred damage.

8.2. The User declares and obligates to defend and indemnify the website operators, directors, employees and agents from any claim, damage, loss, liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) immigrants from: (1) the use of the website (2) the violation of the terms of use; (3) infringement and violation of any rights, including copyright, proprietary, trade secret, or right of privacy; (4) any claim that a content of the user caused  damage to a third party.

8.3. This terms of use, or any right and/or obligation existing in the framework of the terms of use, cannot be reassigned by the user, but may be reassigned by the website and the website operators.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

You know that the materials, contents and information on the website are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents or other intellectual property rights; Therefore, the user is allowed to use the materials only in accordance with the express and explicit permission of the website operators. The user undertakes not to copy, reproduce, distribute, sell, allow use, publicly display, perform, publish, modify, create derivative works, or create a product or a commodity or material of any kind, while the use of materials and contents from the website, except with the express permission of the website operators as specified in the terms of use. User agrees not to copy or otherwise replicate the materials and contents for any reason, or permit any third party to do so.

  1. Website privacy policy

The website operators respects the privacy of users. This policy is part of the terms of use of this website.

10.1. The information we collect

We are committed to respect your privacy online and know your need to protect and manage identifying information you share with us.

Identifying information” is any information that can be used, either alone or whether in combination with other information, to identify individual person, including without limitation, full name, profile, address or place of work, E-mail address or other information used to create the connection.

10.2. The use of personally identifiable information

In case you provide via the website identifiable information, we use the identifiable information to improve the services provided to you, contact you, identify, and authenticate your access to services on the website.

We may disclose your personally identifying information or any information you have submitted through the website and the services provided, if we have reasonable grounds to believe that disclosing this information is necessary and helps to (1) comply with any law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce these terms of use, including investigation of potential violations; (3) detect, prevent, or deal with matters of fraud and safety; (4) protect the rights, property or safety of the website, the users, the use of services, you and the public against harm. The above restrictions do not apply to information and public information released by the users themselves.     We may use anonymous information (as defined below) or disclose that to our service providers in order to improve the services provided by us and enrich the experience of using the website and the services provided therein.

Anonymous information” is information that does not allow identification of specific user, such as general information on the use of the website and the services provided (statistical information and accumulate), for example the pages you had viewed, the offers and services you showed interest in, the IP address from which you contact, etc.

10.3. The website operators do not carry any responsibility for the use of your information, which was obtained not through you directly, but by third parties, including other end users, commercial entities and/or advertisers and/or other websites and/or linked websites, including those that appear on the website and which are not controlled by the website operators.

10.4. “Cookies” and detection technologies

Some of the website pages use “cookies” and detection technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file, which can be used, for example, to collect information about website activity. “Cookies” and some other technologies are used to collect information that was reported previously by the user of the website. Most browsers allow you to control “cookies” and thus to receive them or remove them. In addition, in most browsers you can ask to be notified when you receive a “cookie”. If you do not know how to do this, check the browser’s help file. However, please note that some parts of the website may not function properly if the user refuses to accept a “cookie”.

10.5. Collecting information by third parties

The website operators are allowed to use third party to display or serve advertisements on the website. Those third parties may use “cookies” or different technologies in order to display advertisements and to examine the effectiveness of advertisements. The use of those technologies is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties, and the website policy does not cover such services.

10.6. Links to Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible, among others, for the privacy policy or for the contents of those websites.

10.7. Commitment

We are committed to protect your privacy, in accordance with this Privacy Policy or the provisions of the law. Protecting privacy online is a dynamic, evolving domain, and websites developed on an ongoing basis in order to adapt to the demands of reality. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at the following address: info@negevtour.co.il.

We cannot guarantee complete privacy, but we will refer to it seriously and quickly.

10.8. The website operators do not guarantee that the website will be immune to unauthorized access to information stored in it.  Website operators and/or their representatives shall not be liable for damage caused by hacking into the database and any use of the information. You acknowledge that you are fully aware of the restrictions, the vulnerability and the risks of the Internet and to the security malfunction and failure in it, and that the use of the system is not designed or adapted to circumstances in which that malfunction, error or defect in the system could cause actual bodily injury, property damage, financial loss and/or non-pecuniary damage. The responsibility to any loss or damage due to the use of the website is on you.

10.9. According to Protection of privacy law 1981 (hereinafter: “the Privacy Law“), everyone has the right to review the information about him, which is held in a database. Everyone who checks such information and finds it not true, accurate or updated, may contact the owner of the database to correct the information or delete it. Such request should be addressed to the operators of the website at info@negevtour.co.il.

10.10. In addition, if the information in the database is used to contact you personally, you are legally entitled, by the privacy law, to demand in writing that the information relating to you will be deleted from the database.

  1. Descriptions and recommendations for trips and trails

The website includes, among other, proposals, recommendations and descriptions of hiking trails, tours and trips (below and hereinafter: “trips“). It is hereby noted that the information is general and the users should not rely solely on it for their trips. Each user is required to collect comprehensive information, including an updated map and obtain a certified guide prior to the trip. In general, user should not consider the information about trips on the website beyond an only overall and general offer for a trip. It is recommended for all travelers to check, among other, with the competent authorities the security situation in the relevant area and the weather forecast before leaving for the trip, including the check of flooding alerts and storms.

  1. Tours by users

12.1. The website operators are not liable for any trips organized by users, whether they are privet users or guides, including nor to adjust trips for a specific traveler, nor for the safety, quality of guides or any detail about these trips. It is recommended for all travelers to check and confirm before leaving for trips that they are suitable to their abilities, both in terms of difficulty and safety. It is recommended to ensure that a qualified guide accompanies the trips, and that the trips are covered by an insurance, such as third-party insurance suitable for trips of the type in question.

12.2.  Hiking in nature may expose travelers to various risks, and users declare that they are aware of the risks involved in trips, they undertake full responsibility for any damage caused to them and/or their families and/or other hikers during the trips, anywhere, including bodily harm, injury, death and/or property damage (hereinafter: “Damage“), and they choose to participate in trips, despite the risks. Users hereby declare that their departure and their families departure for trips is at their own risk, and that they will not have any claims against the website and/or the website operators if during the trip or on the way to or back from it, there will be any damage or injury to anyone.

12.3. The users and the participants declare that they independently take care to insure themselves and their families with appropriate coverage.

12.4. The users waive full, finally and absolute waiver for any claim and/or right of action of any kind against the website operators and/or the website and/or employees and/or their directors and/or their representatives.

12.5. The users undertake to restore and return to the website and/or the website operators and/or  to indemnify them for any amount that will be paid and/or any charges that will be charged in connection with any damage, as defined above, to them and/or their families and/or hikers and travelers with them, within 7 days from the payment date and/or the date of billing, according to the earliest date.

  1. The agreement period and cancellation

This Agreement will be applied throughout all period of using the website and its contents. The user’s right to use the website and the services will be canceled and terminates automatically and instantly, without any notice if the user violates any provision of this agreement. The user will cease any use of the system immediately upon termination of the agreement.

  1. Written document

The user may keep these terms of use in writing by printing them and save a copy, and waives any other requirement to prove these terms of use by a written document.

  1. Limiting commercial use of the website

It is prohibit to make any commercial use of the website or its published data, database or other information published on the website. The website operators are allowed to make any use of the website and/or the data published therein in their sole discretion.

  1. Jurisdiction

The exclusive jurisdiction in all matters and disputes concerning any use and/or services on the website will be the competent court in Tel Aviv, which will discuss the matter in accordance with the laws of the State of Israel.

  1. Consent

By using this website, you agree to the terms of use, privacy policy and the ways the website and the website operators may use your ID information as described above. If you do not agree with the policy, please refrain from using the website. The website operators reserve the right, within their sole discretion, to change the policy at any time, and such change takes effect immediately after the change. The website operators will inform about this privacy policy changes by placing an appropriate notice on the website or by sending an e-mail about it. The current privacy and effective privet policy will be accessible on the website under the link “Privacy Policy” or a similar name.

The continued use of the website after the change constitutes acceptance of such change.

Last updated on 27.12.2015