RTInsights Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the website www.rtinsights.com / RTInsights / RTI. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our users’ privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices. If users have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should should email us at feedback@rtinsights.com.

Website: Collection of Information

RTInsights is the sole owner of the information collected on RTInsights.com. RTInsights.com collects information from our users at several different points on our website, including:

Registration

In order to use premium areas of the website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to provide contact information (e.g., name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our website for which the user has expressed interest. RTInsights uses user information to deliver role-specific content and to allow access to all channels of the network. We provide aggregate information to third parties to enable them to evaluate the use of our network.

User Profile

A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users’ personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the website for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our website and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile is shared in aggregate form only.

Special Offers and Updates

When new members enroll, we send them a welcoming email message to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, webcast invitations and a possible newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Sharing and Opt-out sections.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our user’s privacy, we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Sharing and Opt-out sections.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site, or its service provider, transfers to your device through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits.  We use information gathered through analytics tools that utilize cookies to aggregate anonymized user information to help us better design our site, and to enhance the functionality.

We also may use cookies to match the right people with the right message you see on third-party sites in conjunction with third-party advertising companies.

By using our site or allowing your browser to “accept cookies”, you consent to use of cookies with respect to your device.

Additional technologies

We also use additional technologies such as Web beacons and embedded scripts.

Web beacons and embedded scripts are other technologies that we use in our websites, as well as in some of our emails and ads.

Web beacons (or “tags”) are bits of programming code included in web pages, emails, and ads that notify us when those web pages, emails, or ads have been viewed or clicked on.

Embedded scripts are bits of programming code included within some of our web pages that measure how you use those web pages, such as which links you click. We use this information to improve our website, tailor our website to your likely interests, and conduct market research. You may be able to turn off scripting functionality, such as JavaScript, within your browser (please refer to your browser’s help function). Note that if you disable scripting functionality, some of our website pages may not function properly.

How we use your information:

We may use your personal information for our legitimate business interests, these include but are not limited to: fraud prevention, direct marketing, network and information systems security, data analytics or data enhancement, modifying or improving our site, identifying usage trends, and determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising. You have the right to object to this use of your personal information for any or all of these purposes.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it might be necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email message. Generally speaking, users may not opt out of these communications although they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Sharing: Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve a user’s privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process is served on the company or its website compelling us to do so.

In addition to our own editorial content, we offer you the opportunity to access others’ branded content, including webcasts, white papers, and other types of offerings. By accessing specific content, you are expressly authorizing RTInsights to share your name and contact details with the provider of that content (when RTInsights deems it appropriate). When this information is shared, it may be used solely by the provider or sponsor and their affiliates for marketing its own products and services, and such information will not be sold or disclosed to any third party at any time or in any form whatsoever. Our Policy will govern our collection and use of information about you. We also recommend that you find and read the content provider’s policy as well to learn how that company will treat the information about you.

Business Transitions

In the event RTInsights goes through a business transition such as a merger, being acquired by another company or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to “opt out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point at which we ask for information. For example, our subscription form has an “opt out” mechanism so users who receive a product from us but don’t want any marketing material can opt out from those communications. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt out of receiving these communications by using the opt-out mechanism within each offer, or the user may contact us via email at feedback@rtinsights.com to opt out as well.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Our website, The RTInsights.com contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we, RTInsights, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website.

Request-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website or for sharing an article with a friend, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. When this information is shared, it may be used solely by the provider or sponsor for marketing its own products and services (via telephone, email and postal mail). Such information will not be sold or disclosed to any third party at any time or in any form whatsoever. RTInsights will automatically send the friend a one-time email message, inviting them to visit the website. RTInsights does not store this information. This information is for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email message. We do track the success of our referral program.

Chat Rooms & Message Boards

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (for example, on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas) that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Supplementation of Information

In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to users, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third-party sources.

Enhancement of Profile for Marketing Purposes

At any point in time, we purchase third-party marketing data and add it to our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers that we think our users would be interested in. We use this information to enhance or overlay the “profile” of individual users. This aggregate marketing data is, therefore, tied to users’ personally identifiable information. See also the “User Profile” section. We may also add data from external sources including your professional interests on websites other than ours, including social media sites.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities on these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Personal information security

We understand that the security of your personal information is important. We provide reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security controls to protect your personal information.

Adjusting Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (e.g., zip code, phone number, email address or postal address) or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate a user’s personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage and to other places we deem appropriate so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.