Resource Consumtion Accounting Institute

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.