The Department of Science Teaching - Forms
The use of masculine form in this document is done for convenience only, and its content addresses all users equally.
1.2 The information and content available on the Website are provided in their condition as is, and you shall hold no allegation, claim and/or demand against the Department and/or any representative acting on its behalf based on the Website’s properties, limits and/or options provided therein, or in relation to its suitability to your needs and demands.
Proper Use of the Website
2.1 You hereby undertake to use the Website responsibly and to treat other visitors to the Website, its operators, and any other entity which may suffer damages as a result of your use of the Website, with respect.
2.2 Use of the Website is intended for legal purposes only. Should the Department discover and/or suspect that you are not using the Website in a proper manner, it may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, block your ability to use any of the services offered on the Website (in their entirety or in part), immediately and without providing prior notice.
Limited Use / Limitations under Copyright and Intellectual Property Laws
3.2 The copyrights and intellectual property rights to the services and Contents included in the Website, as well as trademarks and commercial names, belong to the Department and/or to third parties, who have granted the Department a user’s license as required by law, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
3.3.1 Creating a link from the Website or to the Website to any other website which includes offensive materials;
3.3.2 Illegally accessing material and/or computer files and/or transferring a computer virus to other computers and/or using or disrupting the operation of other computers in violation of the provisions set forth in the Computers Law, 5755-1995.
3.3.3 Publishing any offensive content or content which may, in the opinion of the Department, damage the good name and reputation of the Department, its workers and/or any representative acting on its behalf and/or those of third parties.
4.2.2 Images taken form the Shutterstock website, whose copyrights are owned by the Shutterstock website, may not be used or copied under any circumstances. These images include Thumbnails (a “small image” – a smaller version of the image assisting in identifying the image and the topic), unless specified otherwise under the Thumbnails, and images expressly specified as being taken from the Shutterstock website.
4.3 Video Clips
4.4.1 PhET project applets – in accordance with the reference to the website from which they were taken – usually a Creative Commons license which may be viewed by clicking the following link which clarifies the terms of the license.
4.5 Linked content and user content – The Website includes links to content provided by other websites and to content provided by the Website users. The Department has no control over the content provided by other websites and/or the content published by the Website users, and the Department makes no representations regarding their content.
4.7 The Website may offer a search engine which will allow finding information and content published on the internet in general, and on the Website specifically. Part of the aforementioned information and content are not published by the Department or on its behalf, and the Department cannot control the contents of such publications or supervise over them.
The Use of Website Services
5.2 The Department shall not be liable for any damage caused to you as a result of any misuse of the Website by you and/or by any third party. You bear full and sole responsibility for any such forbidden use made by you, and undertake to indemnify the Department for any damage caused as a result.
Services Requiring Registration
6.1 Some of the services on the Website will require registration, and in the process of registration you may be asked to provide private information. Without providing the required information, needed for the completion of the registration process, you will not be able to register for these services. By completing the registration you approve that the information you provide will be kept by the Department and used by it, subject to the requirements of the law. It is possible that during the registration process you will be asked to pick a username and password used to identify you when you access the service. You are responsible to keep the user name and password in confidence, to prevent them being misused.
6.2 The Department may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, decide to not allow you to use a service requiring registration. Without derogating from the above, the Department may cancel your registration for the service, or block your access to it, at its sole and exclusive discretion.
Limited liability and Indemnification
7.2 The Department does not guarantee that your access and/or use of the Website will be provided regularly, will be executed in a safe and secure manner and without errors and/or interruptions, or that use of the Website will have a specific outcome.
7.4 The Department shall not be liable towards you for any damages, direct and/or indirect and/or accidental and/or special and/or consequential, and the Department shall not be responsible for any loss, whether direct or indirect, caused to the user and/or any third party, in all matters related and having to do with the Website and/or the services, their termination, limitation or suspension.
7.5 The Department is not responsible for any content loaded to the Website by its users, and any such uploading of content, including any content whose very uploading violates third party rights, shall be done at the sole responsibility of the user.
7.6 The Website may offer software you can download to your personal computer and/or links to websites allowing you to download such software. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the Department does not develop these software or test their quality, and the link provided to them does not testify to their reliability and/or their suitability to you needs or to the model of computer in your possession. Downloading the software to your computer shall be done at your sole and exclusive responsibility and their use is subject to the terms of the licenses included therein.
Website Modifications and Termination of Use
8.1 The Department may from time to time modify the structure of the Website, its appearance and its design as well as the scope and availability of the services offered therein, at its sole discretion. Naturally, making such modifications may cause malfunctions or inconvenience, even if only temporary. You shall have no allegation, claim and/or demand against the Department for the execution of such modifications and/or the malfunctions caused in the process of their execution.
8.2 The Department may disconnect, limit or terminate the provision of services on the Website at any time, including, but without limitation, for the purpose of executing maintenance or construction activities.
8.3 Without derogating from the above, the Department may terminate the provision of services on the Website, in their entirety or in part, at any time. Inasmuch as the Department decides to terminate the provision of services, a notice will be posted on the Website’s main page a reasonable amount of time in advance. Upon the termination of service, the Department shall keep the materials and content included in the Website for an additional reasonable time after which it shall be entitled to delete them without keeping any backups of them and without providing further notice.