PRIVACY POLICY

Overview 

RSDCGROUP, its subsidiaries and its affiliates (“RSDC”) are committed to protecting the privacy and security of its users. RSDC’’s goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, RSDC sometimes collects information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from other users of RSDCGROUP.com. RSDCGROUP operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:

 

  • The only information RSDC obtains about individual users to its Web site is that supplied voluntarily by users.

  • In cases when RSDC may need personal information to provide users with customized content or to inform them about new features or services, users are explicitly asked for that information.

  • Personally identifiable information provided by users (name, e-mail or home address, etc.) will not be disclosed to anyone unless users indicate that RSDC may do so, or unless required by law, in conjunction with a government inquiry, or in litigation or dispute resolution.

  • Only statistical information about RSDC.com users as a group (usage habits, demographics) may be shared with any affiliate, subsidiary, sponsor, advertiser or partner of RSDC, unless an appropriate confidentiality agreement is in place. RSDC employs strict security measures to safeguard online transactions. All personal information is stored in a secured database.

 

The following discloses RSDC’s information gathering and dissemination practices for RSDC.com. Additional terms and conditions, if any, regarding the collection and use of your information may also be provided to you before you sign up for a particular service. Here you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when RSDC might use your information, how RSDC protects your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

 

Your privacy is important to us.

 

What Information is Collected

RSDC collects certain information from its users in three ways: (a) from RSDC Web server logs, (b) with cookies and (c) directly from the user.

(a) IP Addresses (Server Log Information)
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. RSDC collects IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, report aggregate information to affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertisers or partners, and to conduct site analysis. RSDC will also use IP addresses to identify any users who refuse to comply with RSDCGROUP’s Terms of Use Agreement, and to identify users who threaten RSDC’s service, site, user, clients or others.

(b) Cookies
RSDC places a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. RSDC.com uses cookies during your online session to deliver content specific to your interests. Cookies allow RSDC to avoid showing you the same ad or other message repeatedly. RSDC Web Site cookies do not contain personal information. They do enable RSDC to relate your use of the site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to RSDC.com.

(c) Registration (User-Supplied Information)
RSDC.com site registration systems require users to give RSDC contact information such as their name and e-mail address, and demographic information such as a ZIP code, income level, organization and/or role. The user’s contact information is used to contact the user when necessary. Users may choose (opt-in) to receive future mailings; see the choice/opt-in section below. RSDC uses this data to tailor the user’s experience at RSDC.com, showing the user content that reflects their stated preferences. This information may be shared with affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertisers or partners on an aggregate basis, but personally identifiable information will not be disclosed without the user’s prior consent.

 

Services (User-Supplied Information)

If you sign up for a particular service RSDC may collect personally identifiable information such as contact information (e.g., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address), demographic information (e.g., zip code, organization and/or role), billing information (e.g., credit or debit card numbers), or sensitive information (e.g., social security number).

We use the information to verify that only authorized users are accessing the respective application; to build your electronic client record so that RSDC may provide you the specific personalized service you have applied for and agreed with; and to contact you when necessary, to communicate helpful tips and advice during your participation to this service.

 

External Links

In order to provide users with greater value, RSDC may provide links to various third party Web sites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between RSDC and that destination site, RSDC exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. RSDC assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, RSDC cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. However, RSDC wishes to ensure the integrity of the RSDC Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to RSDC.com or any sites accessed through RSDCGROUP links are greatly appreciated. See the Contacting this Web Site section below.

 

Surveys and Questionnaires

RSDC.com online surveys and questionnaires may ask users for contact and demographic information. The user’s contact information is used to contact the user when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-in section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at RSDC.com. This information may be shared with affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertisers or partners on an aggregate basis, but it does not indicate the identity of individual users.

 

E-Commerce

Some RSDC.com web site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction, such as registering you for a specific conference. RSDC will ask your explicit permission to transfer this data to the third party (e.g., conference coordinator) to facilitate this transaction. RSDC may store this information to verify the transaction for customer service and accounting reasons and may use this information to help personalize your experience on RSDC.com. RSDC may also share this information with other third parties on an aggregate basis, but it does not indicate the identity of individual users. See the External Links section above for additional disclaimers regarding third-party Web sites.

 

Contests

RSDC may run contests on RSDC.com in which users are asked for contact and demographic information. The user’s contact information is used to contact the user when necessary. Users may choose to receive future mailings; see the choice/opt-in section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at RSDC.com. This information is shared with affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertisers or partners on an aggregate basis, but it does not indicate the identity of individual users.

 

Third Party Ad Services

RSDC may utilize certain third-party advertising services to display advertising for its advertisers. These third-party services may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. RSDC does not share personally identifiable user information with its advertising services.

 

Security

RSDC.com has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under RSDC’s control. RSDC employs strict security measures to safeguard online transactions. All personal information is stored in a secured database.

 

As mentioned in the Terms of Use Agreement, ‘Modification of These Terms of Use’ section, RSDC reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the RSDC.com Web Site is offered, including but not limited to any changes associated with the use of the RSDC.com Web Site now or in the future. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions. However, please note that we will give Web users the opportunity to opt-out or prohibit new/unrelated uses of their personal information.