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Last Modified: May 10, 2023


This Privacy Policy explains how the Shalom Hartman Institute (“Institute”; “we”; “us”; or “our”) collects and processes information through our website at (the “Website”), through our Hartman Connect web-based application and mobile application (the “App” or “Hartman Connect”), and through other services that participants in our programs, visitors to our Website and users of our App may access (the “Services”). The Website, App and Services are collectively called the “Properties.”

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding such information. By accessing or using the Properties, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you should not use the Properties or otherwise provide us with Personal Information.

Our Website is provided from the United States and Israel, and certain servers that make it available reside in the United States. You understand that data stored in the United States may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the United States. The Website is intended for users in the United States and Israel.


  • We collect Personal Information (as defined below) from users of our Properties when it is provided to us voluntarily and we use it for the purposes for which it was provided.
  • We automatically collect information from users of our Website for analytical purposes and to provide and maintain the Properties.
  • We will not use or share information we collect from you with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.


“Personal Information” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. Such information may also be referred to as “personal data” or “personally identifiable information” under applicable laws, which may provide their own definitions. We may collect information, including Personal Information, when you provide such information to us directly, such as when you send us an email, create a login account, enroll in a program, post content or interact with others through Hartman Connect, or otherwise interact with us on the Properties.

Types of Personal Information we may collect directly from you on the Website include contact information, such as your name, physical mailing address, email address, telephone number, gender and age. Additionally, we may collect denominational information if you choose to provide it to us. We may also collect other information that you directly provide us, including marketing and communications data (e.g., your preferences in receiving marketing from us). We may also collect your consent to accept cookies.


Hartman Connect, available in a web-based format or as a stand-alone mobile application, is a platform that our program participants may join to access content related to Institute programs in which they participate. Such content may include curricula, agendas, links to online meetings, source materials related to their programs, and other relevant content. Participants who choose to join Hartman Connect (“Connect Users”) are also able to see the names of other Connect Users in their seminar and the information that such users choose to share, including name, photo, title, contact info, and the seminars that such Connect Users plan to attend. Connect Users will also receive notifications related to their program(s) from the Institute through the platform.

To join Hartman Connect and become Connect Users, eligible participants will be asked to provide certain Personal Information, such as name, photo, and contact information (the “Connect Data”) and agree to the posting of Connect Data within the Hartman Connect platform. Any Connect Data that you provide in connection with your joining Hartman Connect and using the platform may be shared with and viewed by other eligible Connect Users. Additionally, Hartman Connect allows you to post content within the App. Any material that you post may be viewed by other Connect Users; accordingly, we strongly discourage you from including any Personal Information in your contributions to or interactions within Hartman Connect because such information may be viewed by others.

By providing Connect Data, you hereby consent to the Institute’s posting your Connect Data within the Hartman Connect platform and making your Connect Data available for viewing by other Connect Users through Hartman Connect. You further agree that, as a Connect User, you assume full and sole responsibility for any Personal Information that you post through Hartman Connect, and the Institute shall bear no responsibility nor be subject to any liability arising out of or related to the use or disclosure of Personal Information that you post through Hartman Connect.


We, our vendors, or our third-party partners may automatically collect information from you when you visit our Website. Such information does not directly identify you as an individual and may include:

  • Cookies and Similar Technology

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your device by a service for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that service. Many services use cookies for these purposes.  We may use cookies (and similar items such as clear gifs, web beacons, tags, pixels, etc…) through our Properties to customize your experience, to analyze how you use our Properties and for other purposes to make your visit or use more convenient, to manage your account or to enable us to enhance our Properties.  We do not use cookies or similar items to automatically retrieve personally identifiable information from your device without your knowledge, but we may use them to store your login credentials if you create an account through Hartman Connect or other Services.

Based on your web browser, you may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Properties.  Further information on cookies is available at

  • Clickstream Data

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Website. We may collect and use clickstream data as a form of aggregate information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Properties, how visitors navigate throughout the Properties and how we may tailor our Website and App to better meet the needs of visitors and participants.

  • Website Analytics

We may work with third-party service providers who use the technologies described in this section to conduct website analytics to help us track and understand how visitors use the Website. One such provider is Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by these cookies about your use (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on activity for its staff, and providing other services relating to web page activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. By using the Website and accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Please refer to the currently available opt-outs for Google Analytics by visiting

Please note that under the laws of some jurisdictions, your IP address may be considered Personal Information. However, we use IP addresses solely for the purposes described in this section and do not attempt to identify you personally using such information.


You may sign up to receive email updates from us with content and news that may be of interest to you, including for the purposes of marketing by the Institute or on behalf of its trusted third-party affiliates. By providing your email address for email communications, you consent to receive newsletter and marketing emails from us.

To opt out of any future emails from us, you may click the “Unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of every email sent through our mailing list, or you may contact us at [email protected]. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.


We may use Personal Information and other information as described herein including for the following purposes:

  • to contact you about our Services,
  • to personalize your experience with us,
  • to respond to your direct inquiries,
  • to send you email related to any newsletter or other communications to which you have subscribed,
  • to add you to our mailing lists and send alerts or marketing emails from time to time,
  • to create and administer your participation in Hartman Connect,
  • to maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Properties and your account,
  • to respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations,
  • as described to you at the point of collection of your information, and to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which information held by us about our Properties’  users is among the assets transferred.


We may collect information that is not Personal Information (“Non-Personal Information”).  We may aggregate or de-identify Personal Information so that the information does not personally identify you or anyone else directly. Because Non-Personal Information, including aggregate or de-identified information, does not personally identify you directly, we may collect, use and disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose permitted by law. In some instances, we may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information.  If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information.


Besides using your Personal Information ourselves, we may send your Personal Information and other information to other companies, affiliates, and third parties in the following instances:

  • Service Providers and Vendors. We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties who may use your information to provide us services such as website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, information technology services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, subscription management, auditing, and anti-fraud monitoring. These third parties may have access to Personal Information that is necessary to perform their functions. Additionally, we may disclose your contact information to our email marketing provider, so that they may send you marketing emails on our behalf; you can unsubscribe from such emails through the unsubscribe link that appears at the bottom of every email from us.
  • Hartman Connect. We may disclose Connect Data, including any Personal Information contained in such Connect Data, within the App in a manner that allows other Connect Users to view all or some of your Connect Data.
  • Legal Compliance and to Defend Our Rights. We may disclose Personal Information and other information as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our Terms and Conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
  • Business Transfers. We may disclose your Personal Information and other information with third parties in connection with a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the assets of the Company, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which information held by the Company about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • Aggregated or Non-Personal Information. We may disclose aggregated information or Non-Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties, such as business partners, in a form in which the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any Personal Information, to improve and enhance your experience using the Properties, and for our market research activities.

Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your Personal Information, we may use your Personal Information in a manner consistent with that consent. 


We may create links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you, such as providers of various products, services and information. We may also provide links that allow you to send or forward a post or other content from our Properties through or to a third-party social media site or other means of electronic communication, such as an email or text messaging service.  We do not endorse any other websites, providers or services by providing such links, and our privacy policy applies only to your use of our Properties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any websites and services we link to through our Properties, and you should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may collect about you.


The Properties may integrate with social networking services.  We do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Properties, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third party services to operate properly and fairly.

You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, forum, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others.  We are unable to control such uses of your Personal Information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.


We will retain your information for as long as you wish to receive communications from us, so long as your Hartman Connect account remains active, or as needed for us to manage and provide our Services and for our business needs. Even if we delete some or all of your Personal Information, we may continue to retain and use de-identified or aggregate data previously collected.


We take the security of our data and information seriously. We take what we believe are reasonable organizational and technical precautions to protect against unauthorized access to our systems and to prevent data from being disclosed to unauthorized parties. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. You are responsible for maintaining the security of any login or other account information that you use to access the Properties, including Hartman Connect.


In certain jurisdictions, including the State of Israel, you may have certain rights regarding the Personal Information that you have provided or that we have collected about you.

To be clear, these rights are granted only to the extent that (a) you are a resident of a jurisdiction that grants these rights and (b) we are obligated to grant the rights stated below under applicable laws with respect to your Personal Information. The rights in this section are not intended to grant you additional rights, but only your rights under applicable laws in your jurisdiction.

You may have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information, subject to our ability to verify your identity:

  • Right to be informed of the purpose of collection, and details of any third party that will receive Personal Information and for what purpose.
  • Right to access to Personal Information about you that we maintain, subject to our right to deny such access to the extent permitted by law.
  • Right to correction of Personal Information.
  • Right to deletion of Personal Information.

If you have questions about these rights or would like to assert any of the rights available to you, please contact us at [email protected].


We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat Personal Information by posting an updated Privacy Policy or other notice on relevant areas of our Properties. Any updated version of this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Properties after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy will constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different from what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected. We encourage you to periodically review the Website or App for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Our Properties are intended for users ages 18 and over, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If we become aware that Personal Information (or other information that is protected under applicable law) from a child under 16 has been collected without consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our databases. If you believe we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 16 that was obtained without consent, please contact us at [email protected].


If you submit Personal Information to us, that information may be processed in a jurisdiction where privacy laws may be less stringent than those in your country of residence. By submitting your Personal Information to us, you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of such information in foreign jurisdictions including, but not limited to, the United States and/or Israel. Please note that Personal Information transferred to the United States is subject to access by law enforcement. Where applicable, we may use model clauses approved by the laws of your jurisdiction (such as Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission) for cross-border data transfers.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at [email protected], or write to us at:

The Hartman Institute
Attn: Maital Friedman
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1450
New York, NY 10015

The Hartman Institute
Attn: Yoav Friedman
11 Gedalyahu Street, POB 8029
Jerusalem 9108001

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