Entities collecting 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.