Welcome to bilbaal.com ("Site"), an interactive site, social network, and community for people and organizations dedicated to helping Palestinians.
We welcome individuals and eligible organizations ("Users," "you," "your") that in some way want to help build a better world.
These Terms and Conditions of Service ("Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the Site and its Services. You should carefully read the Terms and Conditions before using the Site. You should also regularly review these Terms and Conditions as we may change them from time to time. You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time through the link at the bottom of any page of this Site.
By registering to become a member or by accessing the Site or any of its Services, you agree that:
- if you are an individual under 15 years old, you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to join the Site.
- if you are an organization, you are a nonprofit or community organization, , a social enterprise, a business that provides services to nonprofits or government agencies such as a recruiting firm or consultant or vendor.
- all site users, whether representing themselves as an individual or an organization, must agree not to engage in violence, illegal activity, discrimination, or hate.
Bilbaal offers services on or through this Site to help connect people and organizations around the world (the "Services"). These Services include:
Organization Database. The Organization Database contains information about (i) Palestinian related nonprofit organizations, community groups, and social enterprises from around the world; and (ii) volunteer opportunities, internships, events and volunteering opportunities from around the world.
If you are the administrator of an organization, you can submit internship openings, volunteer opportunities, events, action opportunities or other information that can be posted on the Site and stored in the Organization Database.
Anyone can search and access the Organization Database for information about member organizations and listings. Searches can be narrowed or expanded by adding and removing search terms, and/or by clicking on field values suggested by our system. More specific search query terms can be included to conduct more advanced searches. At any point in a search, a particular set of search terms can be saved for later reuse.
Individual Database. The Individual Database contains information voluntarily submitted by individual Users that includes (i) personal information; (ii) interests and preferences; (iii) skills of the individuals; (iv) other relevant information.
If you are an individual, you may create and submit a user profile to be stored in the Individual Database and to show your personal and professional relationships to other Users.
Anyone can search and access the Individual Database to find people based on name, location, and other keywords. This allows people and organizations to find individuals who are specifically looking for internships, volunteer opportunities, or collaborators.
Other Connecting Services. The two databases can match and connect interested individuals with organizations in accordance with the information submitted by each. Individual Users can set their preferences to receive email notifications with information about volunteer opportunities, internships, events, or action opportunities by organizations on this Site.
You can also choose to receive occasional updates about bilbaal services, and other notifications; use the Message Center to send, reply, delete, and view messages to/from other bilbaal members.
bilbaal.org is an interactive site provided for the benefit of Palestinians by making it easier for people to get involved. These Terms and Conditions define the obligations that you agree to adhere to in exchange for the right to use bilbaal.com.
As a social platform, the majority of the content made available is generated and posted by Users of the Site. Our mission is to provide a safe space on the web so that no opportunity for action or collaboration is wasted and no connection is missed. However, we consider it to be the responsibility of all Users of the Site to help make the web a safe and trusted place.
Therefore, each User owns and is responsible for the content that s/he posts on our Site, including information that s/he publishes and makes available for other Users to view.
Representations and Warranties. By posting content on our Site, you represent and warrant that:
- You are entitled to submit the content;
- The information is accurate;
- The information is not confidential;
- The posting of the information is not in violation of any applicable laws, contractual restrictions or other third party rights.
It is solely your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your profile and submitted content and to update that information as appropriate.
License and Use of Content. All of the information that you publish on the Site reaches thousands of registered Users both through the Site and via email alerts. This information may also be accessed by individuals not registered on the Site when, for example, they receive information forwarded to them by someone else or if you make such information visible to all Internet users.
Additionally, with the objective of reaching more people and facilitating connections, you hereby grant bilbaal the right to share published information from our Sites with other sites with which we have partnerships. Information published on our Site may become public information at the time of its distribution on other sites, via email alerts, RSS feeds, search engines, and other social media tools.
User-to-User Communication and Sharing. The Site includes various forums and blogs where you can post your observations and comments on designated topics. Bilbaal cannot guarantee that other Users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or do not want others to use, do not post it on the Site.
Bilbal is not responsible for a User's misuse or misappropriation of any content or information that you post in any forums, blogs, and other sections of the Site.
Our reporting system allows registered users to report posted content that violates Bilbaal’s Mission and Purpose and/or Terms and Conditions. To ensure the quality and appropriateness of our site content, Bilbaal
Bilbaal reserves the right to remove any content for any reason, including violations of these Terms and Conditions, this Agreement, or any applicable laws (including laws protecting the safety of others, intellectual property laws, and employment laws).
Our staff receives a notice each time content is reported and that content may be immediately removed from the website. We then determine whether the reported content does in fact violate our Mission and Purpose and/or our Terms and Conditions, and will take appropriate action to resolve the issue, the nature of such action depending on the particular circumstances at issue. Users who feel that their content has been removed in error may contact us. Under certain conditions, we may, at our discretion (but under no obligation), restore deleted material, or contact the offending user to request changes, amendments, or deletion of their content.
As a condition to access and use the Site and Services of Idealist, you agree to undertake the following:
- comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation, privacy laws, employment laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
- provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
- review and comply with these Terms and Conditions;
- review and comply with notices sent by Idealist concerning the Site or Services;
- use the Site and its Services in a professional manner; and
- help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
As a condition to access and use the Site and Services, you agree not to do the following:
- use the Site or Services for any purpose or in any manner that violates any local, state or federal law or regulation or that violates the law or regulation of any foreign government;
- submit, upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, and/or racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive;
- submit, upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, initiation or perpetuation of any "Spam," "Junk Mail," or any other potentially objectionable form of unsolicited communication;
- submit, upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property right, privacy right, or publicity right of any person or entity;
- submit, upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit without authorization any material that contains personal or private information concerning any third party person or entity, including without limitation, phone number(s) or addresses, credit/debit cards, calling cards, account numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords, or other similar information;
- submit, upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed or known to disable, interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, computer software or telecommunications equipment or facilities;
- use any kind of automated tool, including but not limited to scripts, bots and other software, to try to collect information from the Site or to break into any of its servers; or
- disrupt or interfere (either directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally) with the Site or Services in any manner that may materially adversely affect Idealist, you or any third party;
- collect or store personal data with respect to third parties, except as contemplated by the Terms and Conditions, and then only for the express purpose of providing lawful communication that may reasonably be anticipated by such third parties;
- post jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, or action opportunities that do not provide equal access to individuals or groups, or use exclusionary language on the basis of race, origin, nationality, religion, language, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental ability, unless the requirement is a bona fide or essential qualification of the position or opportunity;
- impersonate another person or entity, including without limitation, a representative of Idealist or its officers, directors, employees or agents; falsely represent or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers that would disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Site or Services;
- attribute any political content, advertisement or endorsement favoring a political party, political organization or political candidate to Idealist or any of its officers, employees, volunteers, or directors.
To use certain Services, you must register with the Site and provide certain personal information. You must also establish a password. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining your password as confidential and for any activity that occurs as a result of your enabling or permitting another person or entity to use your password. It is your responsibility to notify Bilbaal in the event that (i) your password is lost or stolen, or (ii) you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of any other breach of security that might affect the Site or its Services. Bilbaal is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the provisions of this section.
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Bilbaal and its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all third party claims, demands, proceedings and any losses, liabilities, damages, costs, payments and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses arising out of, directly or indirectly, your use of the Site or Services including, without limitation (a) any content therein, and (b) any use of the Site or Services that violates the Terms and Conditions.
For as long as Bilbaal provides this Site and its Services, it shall seek to update, improve and expand the Site and its Services. Bilbaal reserves the right to add to or change the Site and Services offered, including any terms, conditions, and fees associated with the Site and Services; it also reserves the right to cease to offer any or all of the Site and Services at any time. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on our Site or by direct communication to you, unless otherwise noted. As a condition of using the Site and Services, you agree that Bilbaal will not be responsible for any loss of your content or other liability if the Site or any of its Services are modified or discontinued.
Bilbaal also reserves the right to withhold, remove and/or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice, if deemed by Idealist to be contrary to this Agreement. We have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you with a copy of any content that you or other Users provided when using the Site or its Services.
The Site may include links to other Internet websites. You acknowledge and agree that such links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect an endorsement by Bilbaal of the quality, reliability, or any other characteristic or feature of any such linked site. Bilbaal is not responsible in any manner (including but not limited to any loss or injury you suffer as a result of using the linked site) for any matter associated with the linked site, including without limitation, the content provided on or through any such linked site or your reliance thereon.
Bilbaal makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked site. Your use of any linked site is solely at your own risk. In addition, you should be aware that your use of any linked site is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies applicable to that site.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. Bilbaal may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Users through use of the Site or its Services or otherwise limit your use of the Site and its Services.
Bilbaal reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users and to restrict, suspend or close your account if Bilbal determines, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement. Please note that Bilbaal has no obligation to enforce this right.
The use of the Site and its Services is solely at your own risk. The Site and its Services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Bilbaal expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to the Site and its Services, whether expressed or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Bilbaal makes no warranty that the Site or Services will meet your requirements; that they will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, current, accurate, complete, or error-free; or that the results that may be obtained by use of the Site or Services will be accurate or reliable. Bilbaal is not responsible for disclosing or verifying the identity of any Users. You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the Site or Services is to cease to use the Site or Services.
Additionally, since some information may not be appropriate or satisfactory for your use, you should verify all information before relying on it. Any decisions made based on information contained in the Site, including information received through use of the Site or Services, should be used at your own discretion.
Bilbaal does not guarantee the authenticity of the information provided by organizations of individuals and recommend that you do your own due diligence. We will not be responsible for poor experiences with organizations or individuals/organizations that are misrepresented. However, we encourage users to use the rating system to highlight experiences, and to report any activity, organization or individual that is deemed dangerous, inaccurately represented or a potential problem.
Users who publish personal information or information regarding their organization on this Site understand the risks they are exposing themselves to by sharing their information and making it public. It is possible that some people or organizations that are not affiliated with our Site will take this information from bilbal.org and contact you with inappropriate messages. Bilbaal is not responsible for damages caused by inappropriate use of the information published by Users. As mentioned above, we can only remove information from the Site or limit a User's privileges, but we are unable to take action beyond this Site.
You expressly understand and agree that Bilbaal shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data loss, or other losses (even if Idealist has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (i) the use or inability to use the Site or Services; (ii) any link provided in connection with the Site or Services; (iii) your reliance on any portion of the Site or Services; (iv) the interruption, suspension or termination of the Site or any Services hereunder; (v) the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery, or failure to post or store any information; and/or (vi) any matter otherwise related to your use of the Site or Services.
Bilbaal is not involved in the relationship between individual members and organizations. If you have a dispute with another individual or organization, you understand that Idealist is not required to assist you in the dispute. You hereby agree to release Bilbaal from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes or use of the Site and its Services. You understand that the Site and its Services may only be used for lawful purposes. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Site and its Services. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information you access or obtain through the Site and its Services.
We are also not responsible for the behavior of individuals or organizations outside of the Site, as a part of society. Bilbaal can only safeguard and seek to assure the good conduct of Users on the Site. Our intervention is limited to provide a space to publish information and thus generate connections.
You acknowledge that Bilbaal may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including the maximum number of days that content will be retained by the Service; the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service; and the frequency with which you may access the Service.
Bilbaal may add to, change, delete, or terminate your use of the Site or Services at any time for any reason without notice to you. Bilbaal shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or Services. Idealist reserves the right to refuse to offer the Site or Services to anyone at any time without notice.
Bilbaal additionally reserves the right to remove accounts that have been inactive for a prolonged period of time. We reserve the right to modify these general practices and limits at any time, at our discretion, without notice.
Bilbaal may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any User who abuses or misuses the Site or Services. Misuse of the Site or Services includes, but is not limited to: abusing the messaging services; creating multiple or false profiles, including misleading representations; using the Site or Services commercially without Idealist's permission; posting inappropriate or illegal content; infringing any intellectual property rights; or behaving in any other way that Bilbaal, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose.
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision. Further, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected in any way and shall remain in full force and effect.
Our failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches. Except as expressly and specifically contemplated by the Agreement, only representations, statements, consents, waivers, or other acts or omissions documented in writing and hand-signed by a duly appointed officer of Bilbal shall be legally binding on Idealist.
You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation (effective upon notice to you), Bilbal for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
You and bilbal agree that this Agreement and the relationship between you and bilbal will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without respect to its conflict of laws provisions, and that venue with respect to any dispute between you and Idealist will rest exclusively in the courts of New York City and the federal court for the District Court of the Southern District of New York. By using the Site, you also agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Site, Services, or the Terms and Conditions must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose.
All of the content and Services that are owned by Bilbaal and third parties is protected by the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, and the copyright laws of other countries. Certain materials are used by permission of their respective owners. Any intellectual property on the Idealist website, including graphics, images, buttons, and text, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without the prior permission of Idealist, except that such permission shall exist for those Users abiding by the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 3.0 License. Modification or use of content for any other purpose is a violation of the rights of Bilbaal or any applicable third parties. Nothing herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right under any copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary interest of Bilbaal or of third parties, other than those expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions.
Bilbaal reserves the right to terminate your use of the Site or Services in appropriate circumstances if you infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2), Bilbaal's designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement in connection with the Site is: