ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY


This document sets forth the RCA Institute Online Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") for this Web site (the "Site"). If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this Site.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
All "personal information" ("personal information" is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such collection.  The RCA Institute reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes on the home page of the Site.  You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, such changes by your continued use of the Site after such notice has been posted for thirty (30) days with the following exception: If at the time you provide personal information to the RCA Institute you are given the opportunity (as you currently are) to limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, the RCA Institute will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent.  However, if the RCA Institute sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity, or the RCA Institute (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by or merged with, another entity, the RCA Institute may provide to such entity subscriber information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without your consent.

Entities collecting personal information
Personal information on this Site is collected by the RCA Institute.  The Site contains links to other sites at which personal information is collected.  In such instances, unless expressly provided to the contrary, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site.  That privacy policy should identify the entity that is collecting your personal information.

Collection of personal information
As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in some activities without providing any personal information.  In connection with other activities, such as subscribing as an RCA Institute member, the RCA Institute may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form.  It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities.  If you elect to engage in these activities, however, the RCA Institute may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, generic job title, company name, industry and other information.  Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary.  If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

When you use the Site, the RCA Institute or third parties authorized by the RCA Institute may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services.  For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer.  We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services.  The RCA Institute also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site.  Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.

When you submit personal information to the RCA Institute through this Site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which the RCA Institute and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including, without limitation, the United States.  You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of the RCA Institute.  Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.

The RCA Institute has established relationships with various service providers whose services are available to you from this Site or from Web sites that are linked to this Site.  Typically, these providers offer services that RCA Institute members might find useful, such as those that can be used in conjunction with RCA Institute services and products, resource consumption accounting related consulting services, cost management consulting services, etc.  In order to use those services, you may be required to provide personal information to the providers.  Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information that you provide while you are visiting a provider's Web site will be subject to the privacy policy posted on such site, and personal information that you provide while on this Site in conjunction with a provider's service will be subject to this Privacy Policy.  You should be aware that our agreements with these service providers often provide that they will share with the RCA Institute personal information collected from you.  In such instances, the RCA Institute may use this information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

How your personal information is used
The RCA Institute collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select.  If you subscribe to a service certain information is used to register your rights, other benefits, qualifications, skills or capabilities that may be made available to members of the RCA Institute.  For example, the RCA Institute makes information on RCA Certified software products and individual persons available to its members. By using this site you consent to the disclosure of such product or service related information to RCA Institute members.

The RCA Institute may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily.  This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually.  The RCA Institute may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.

Your choices with respect to personal information
The RCA Institute recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this Site.  Without your consent, the RCA Institute will not communicate any information to you regarding products, services and special offers available from the RCA Institute, although we may find it necessary to communicate with you regarding your use of the services on this Site.  Except in the particular circumstances described in this Privacy Policy, the RCA Institute will also not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.

There are other instances in which the RCA Institute may divulge your personal information.  The RCA Institute may provide your personal information if necessary, in the RCA Institute's good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant, or order or to protect the rights of the RCA Institute or others.

Protection of your personal information
The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a member of the RCA Institute is classified as Registration Information.  Registration Information is protected in several ways.  Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and the user name (an email address) you provide.  This password is encrypted.  We recommend that you not divulge your password to anyone.  In addition, your Registration Information resides on a server that only selected RCA Institute personnel and contractors have access to via password.  Please note that any information you post to a bulletin board or discussion forum, such as the RCA Institute Collaborative Services, is available to all persons subscribing to the Site.

Access to some services on this website requires you to enroll in either individual or corporate RCA Institute membership. Membership entails the collection of fees by the RCA Institute through credit card processing. The RCA Institute has contracted with a payment processing institution for the execution of all credit card transactions in their secure server environment.  The RCA Institute does not collect or store any of your credit or credit card information. The contracted payment processing entity utilizes your credit and/or credit card information for the purposes of your transaction with the RCA Institute only. Please note that the RCA Institute does not store credit card processing details subsequent to the completion of a financial transaction.

Use of cookies
When you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information without revealing your identity.  In order to improve our Site, we use "cookies" to track your visit.  A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.  It functions as your identification card, and enables the RCA Institute to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences.  It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.  You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.  (For some web pages on this site that require an authorization, cookies are not optional.  Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)  While the RCA Institute uses cookies to track your visit to the RCA Institute website, and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, the RCA Institute does not use this information to identify you personally.

Updating your personal information
You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time.  With respect to Registration Information, this may be accomplished by linking to the Your Account section of this site, where you can view and make changes to your personal information.  Changes to personal information and preferences can only be made online, the RCA Institute does not provide for changes by mail or phone.

 

Privacy-related complaints
The RCA Institute takes its users' privacy concerns seriously.  If you believe that the RCA Institute has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may contact the RCA Institute through this site.  Please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the RCA Institute Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with.  Please see to the correct categorization of your complaint to ensure a timely response.

Please note that if you provide the RCA Institute with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), the RCA Institute cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.  Moreover, a request for more information on a particular topic, service or product from the RCA Institute or on or from third parties listed, linked or mentioned on this site might constitute a change in your specified preferences.

Also, please note that the RCA Institute is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-RCA Institute Web sites to which this Site or any related RCA Institute Web site may link.  You should review the privacy policy of such sites before using those sites.

 
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The Management Accounting profession currently lacks the ability to provide managers with relevant and comprehensive information for their decision-making roles. Numerous approaches and techniques serving different objectives, and subject to individual interpretations, lead to inconsistent and unreliable decision support information. Moreover, these approaches are based on contrasting principles and result in conflicting responses to managers’ questions.

The RCA Institute seeks to change that by raising the standard of management accounting knowledge and encouraging sound techniques and practices.

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