This website does not intend to target any users who are residents of Great Britain or the European Union, nor does intend to provide any goods or services to any users who are residents of Great Britain or the European Union.
- TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
In order to enhance your overall user experience, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally Identifiable Information (“Non-Personal Information”). Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.
Personal Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering for our email updates, making a contribution, filling out a survey, uploading content or sending us feedback, we 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, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone number, and other personal identifying information. If you make a contribution or otherwise place an order via the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information 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. We will not disclose your Personal Information to a third party without your consent, except as described below in Section 3.
Non-personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon your site visits in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. It may also include demographic information about you, including your interest areas and age. Supplying this information to us is optional, and you may choose to not share certain information by altering your browser’s privacy settings. If you do share this information with us, you agree that we may share this information with third parties. We will not use this information to identify you on an individual basis, and will only share this information on an anonymized, aggregate basis.
- COLLECTION METHODS AND USE OF INFORMATION
We do not collect any Personal Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personal Information to us when you: (a) register your email address with us; (b) enter sweepstakes or contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) send email messages, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone or letter to us through our site; or (d) submit your credit card or other payment information when making a contribution or purchase on our site. We may also collect information from you at other points on our site that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party servers and/or providers may collect, certain Non-Personal Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information. Our third party providers may also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many users interacted with or clicked on certain content on the site, along with aggregate data about the types of users who interacted with that content.
- RELEASE OF INFORMATION
Except as described in this section, unless we obtain your express authorization, we do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others. We do provide some of your information to public agencies as required by law. We may also provide your information to affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “service partners”) through contractual arrangements. Data gleaned from any opt-in, consent, or opt-out will not be shared with any third parties except to effectuate the opt-in, consent, or opt-out. We use your Personal Information to operate our sites and to deliver our services.
We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personal Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personal Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or in order to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, or on our good faith belief that we are required to disclose your Personal Information to comply with the law. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities or to aid and abet in illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
We may also provide Non-Personal Information about our customers’ contributions, traffic patterns, use of our site and related site information to third party advertisers or other third parties, but these statistics do not include any Personal Information.
- UPDATING AND CORRECTING INFORMATION
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personal Information that you have provided to us. If you have a user account with us, you may change any of your Personal Information in your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions that may be posted on this site. Should that portion of the site be inaccessible or not functional, or at your discretion, you may instead access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by writing us at info@RGA.org.
Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personal Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past interactions with our site, you cannot delete information associated with those past interactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information due to our data backup procedures.
- CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS PROVISIONS
Under California law, a California resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for purposes related to personal, family, or household use (“California user”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed Personal Information to any other entities for that other entity’s own marketing purposes. Should you request it, the information we would provide you under this law would include the categories of Personal Information disclosed, along with the names and addresses of the business with whom we shared your Personal Information for that business’s own marketing purposes. A California user may make such a request once per year. We will respond to such a request from a California user with information about the immediate prior calendar year.
To request information available under California law, a California customer can email info@RGA.org with “California Privacy Information” as the subject line. We are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address. We will respond to your request with only that applicable information required to be disclosed to you under California law.
The RGA does not currently engage in activities that constitute a “sale” for purposes of California’s privacy law. However, if you are a California user and would like to request that we either (1) delete all information we have obtained about you; or (2) not sell that information in the future to any third party whatsoever, click here to make that request: DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION. A California user’s exercise of the rights described in this Section will not result in discriminatory treatment by RGA.
- NEVADA PRIVACY RIGHTS PROVISIONS
Under Nevada law, a Nevada resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for purposes related to personal, family, or household use (“Nevada user”) is entitled to request that we not make any sale, as defined in applicable law, of any Personal Information collected, or to be collected, about you to any third party whatsoever. CLICK HERE to make that request.
- USER CHOICES ON COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
We may, from time to time, send you email correspondence regarding our activities, products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct email or postal mail about content that we feel may be of interest to you. If you have opted in to receive text messages from us, we may occasionally send you direct SMS or MMS messages. Only the RGA (or agents working on behalf of the RGA and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. Data gleaned from any opt-in, consent, or opt-out will not be shared with any third parties except to effectuate the opt-in, consent, or opt-out. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply do not provide us authorization to contact you when you give us your Personal Information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings by following the opt-out instructions on our website or contained in each marketing message.
You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly.
- SECURITY OF INFORMATION
At our site we make reasonable efforts to ensure that your Personal Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Your Personal Information is protected in several ways. Your Personal Information resides on a secure server that only selected RGA personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personal Information and thereby take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Information that you provide that is not Personal Information, including Non-Personal information, also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password, viewable to employees and contractors of RGA.
In order to most efficiently serve you, any credit card transactions and order fulfillments are handled by established third party banking, processing, and distribution institutions and/or agents. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information, and to process and ship your order.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
When you use our site, we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.
We may also work with other third parties that place a separate cookie on your computer. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personal Information or information about your transactions with us. We and our third party ad server may collect and use Non-Personal Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server, whether you responded to a particular communication or advertisement, and your browsing history. If advertisers ever place banner ads on our site in the same manner as above, we will not disclose any Personal Information to them.
- PRIVACY POLICIES OF THIRD PARTY SITES
- MISCELLANEOUS PRIVACY ISSUES
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Personal Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age. We expressly do not target and are not seeking to do business with those under the age of 18.
RGA.org may include links to third party websites. We make no warranties or guaranties regarding your privacy or your experience at any third party website. To determine how those sites use your information, you must consult the privacy policies specific to those sites.
Data you provide through this website is collected and stored in the United States. While this websites does not target users from any country other than the United States, you should be aware that information you provide will be subject to the laws of the United States regardless of the country in which you reside or are located.
REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Revision date: February 10, 2021
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