RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) is committed to protecting your online privacy. The only information RTRN obtains about individual visitors to this web site is information supplied voluntarily by the visitor. This policy outlines the practices of RTRN regarding the collection and use of your personal information from your visit to our web site.

 


Personally Provided Information

In general, you can visit official RTRN web sites without revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us with any personal information by sending an email or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through the RTRN web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Email Communications

Email communication that you send to us via the email links on our sites may be shared with a senior management, employee, or research expert that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received.

Collection of Technical Information

RTRN uses IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our site. For instance, we run statistical software to identify those parts of our site that are more heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the RTRN network. But, we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.

Like many other web sites, portions of RTRN’s web site might use cookies. This is typically done to recognize you and your access privileges on the RTRN web site. For instance, using cookies prevents the user from needing to constantly reenter a password on every site of RTRN. These cookies get stored on your computer and never contain personal data, and cannot be accessed remotely by anybody other than RTRN.

While aggregate statistical reports may be generated based on site usage, no personally identifiable information will ever be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party.

Security

While no computing environment can be 100% secure, it is RTRN’s goal to maintain as secure a technical environment as feasible given the current state of capabilities and technologies. RTRN will comply with all state and federal statutes requiring additional safeguards for certain types of information, such as student personal information and patient protected health information.

Links to Other Sites

Please note that some pages within RTRN web site, for the convenience of users, are linked to web sites not managed by the Network. RTRN does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these web sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new web site.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions on the RTRN web site. By accessing or using the RTRN web site, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy as posted on the RTRN web site at the time of your access or use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised statement, please exit the site immediately.

Complaint Process

If you have a complaint or problem, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may email at communications@rtrn.net.  Please indicate the reason for contacting us. Our Communications division will forward your complaint to the appropriate RTRN entity for response or resolution.

Disclaimer

No data protection method or combination of methods can be guaranteed as completely secure. RTRN is not responsible for and will not be held liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmissions or unauthorized acts of third parties. RTRN cannot guarantee the privacy of your confidential information transmitted to its web site should you choose not to use the appropriate secure on-line forms provided in the relevant pages of the web site. By using this web site you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy statement.