Our Values and Policies
We believe that it is our duty to provide a business environment that is safe, pleasant and respectful to everyone we meet and interact with.
Toward this end, we’ve adopted the Voluntary Code for Preventing Sexual Harassment [Hebrew]. We’ve also adopted the Israeli VCs Policy for Addressing Harassment and Discrimination (based on the NVCA policy), a policy on which every employee at lool ventures is signed. You will find a summary of the policy in a more human-readable form here.
We understand that if you’re not an employee, reporting an incident may be challenging. That is why we’re providing the following email address that you can use to report incidents even if you’re not a lool ventures employee:
Please use this with care (e.g. if you’re pissed because our coffee sucks or because we were being annoyingly VCs please email firstname.lastname@example.org instead).
All emails sent to this email address will be sent in parallel to lool ventures’ Designated Reporting Representative (to ensure independence we’ve actually appointed a non-employee for this position) and to the Independent Ombudsperson for Preventing Harassment and Discrimination.
About the Independent Ombudsperson for Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
We’ve appointed Retired Judge (regional labor court of Tel Aviv) Ms. Dina Efrati as a special contact person for all questions, inquiries, complaints, reports or any other issue that any employee, customer, supplier, applicant or other person doing business with us may have or want to report or raise.
Retired Judge Efrati is completely independent in performing her duties and is bound to a full secrecy of any information received by her.
The process will cost nothing to the applicant as all costs and fees of Retired Judge Efrati will be covered by us.
Retired Judge Efrati will act in accordance with the Sexual Harassment Prevention laws, which provide full protection to the applicants and are meant to ensure sexual harassment free environment in the workplace.
We also understand that you may not want to disclose your identity when reporting an incident. To avoid exposing your identity, you may choose to open a new temporary email account (Gmail etc). Or, you could use one of the many 3rd party anonymous mail services, like https://anonymousemail.me/.
We commit to the following:
- Your message will be seen only by the person in charge of the subject as defined in the code
- If you include some kind of contact information:
- You will receive an acknowledgement within 2 business days
- You will receive the findings reported by the person in charge of the subject within 7 business days
Note that you can include contact information while keeping your anonymity.