The information collected by RDK Management falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by users of the website and (2) tracking information recorded as users navigate through the website. Some of this information is personally identifiable information (i.e., information that identifies a particular person, such as e-mail address), but much of it is not.
To make use of some features on our website, like the RDK Wiki, users need to register and provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may ask, for example, for your name, e-mail address, street address, and zip code. We might also request information about your employer and the type of work that you do, in order to determine whether your employer is a member of the RDK program, to help us ensure that you are given access to the correct portions of the website, and to tailor our website content and e-mail (if you’ve registered to receive e-mail) to your interests to make it more useful to you. If you are a registered user, our systems will remember some of this information the next time you log in and use our website, but you can always review and change your information by logging in and editing your profile here.
The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you. Supplying this information is entirely voluntary. But if you choose not to supply the information, we may be unable to provide you with access to all of the features of this website. There are certain features of this website, including the Wiki and requesting to receive RDK-related promotional e-mail, that you will not be able to use unless you provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself. When you submit any personally identifiable information over this website, RDK Management (i) will use the information for the purposes described at the time you submit it and (ii) may use the information to contact you, subject to the contact preferences in your profile. If you want to remain completely anonymous, you’re still free to take advantage of the publicly available content on our website without registration.
We consider the personally identifiable information contained in our business records to be confidential. We may sometimes disclose personally identifiable information about you to our affiliates or to others who work for us. We may also disclose personally identifiable information about you to service providers and vendors, and to others who provide products and services to us. For example, when you use certain functions on this website you may notice that the website actually collecting or processing the information may be other than an RDK Management website. We may be required by law or legal process to disclose certain personally identifiable information about you to lawyers and parties in connection with litigation and to law enforcement personnel. For example, we may be required by law to disclose personally identifiable information about you without your consent and without notice in order to comply with a valid legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant.
The cookies we use don’t directly identify users of our website as particular persons. Rather, they contain information sufficient to simplify and improve a user’s experience on our website. For example, we may use session-based cookies to track the pages on our website visited by our users. We can build a better website if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. Or, we may use persistent cookies to simplify access to a user’s account information over our website, for example.
In connection with the standard operation of RDK Management’s systems, certain non-personally identifiable information about users of this website is recorded. This information is used primarily to tailor and enhance users’ experience using the website. We may use this information in an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form to, among other things, measure the use of our website and determine which pages are the most popular with website users.
You can opt out of receiving RDK-related promotional e-mail from RDK Management using the opt-out link found in the footer of any of these e-mails. You can also e-mail the request to the attention of “RDK Management – E-mail Opt Out” via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information gathered on our website is stored within a database accessible only to RDK Management, its affiliates, and their specifically-authorized contractors and vendors. However, as effective as any security measure implemented by RDK Management may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. If you don’t want us to know any particular information about you, don’t include it in anything that you submit or post to this website or send to us in e-mail.
This website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and RDK Management does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 on this website.
Effective: February 5, 2015