At RoadtripNation.org, Ltd. (“RTN.ORG”), we recognize that privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use RTN.ORG's services, including RTN.ORG’s Website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
Collection of Personal Information
In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
- Information you provide – When you sign up for an RTN.ORG account or other service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, city and state in which you reside, email address, telephone number, name of school you attend and an account password). If you provide personal information when you use any of these features, that personal information may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by a third party.
- Log information - When you use RTN.ORG services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- Uploaded content - When you voluntarily choose to upload any personal information or audio, textual or video content on any area of the RTN.ORG Website, this information may be made publicly available and may be accessed, viewed, stored, collected or used by other users of the RTN.ORG Website, subject to your restrictions.
- User communications - When you send email or other communications to RTN.ORG, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
- Affiliated sites - We offer some of our services in connection with other websites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to RTN.ORG in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read and fully understand their privacy policies.
- Links - RTN.ORG may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search functions, customized content and advertising.
Uses of Personal Information
- Providing our products and services to users, including the set-up and management of accounts / profiles;
- Research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
- Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
- Developing new services; and
- Providing promotional electronic mailings, such as newsletters and other updates, to our users. Users may opt out of receiving such promotional electronic mailings by following the unsubscribe feature contained within the mailing.
Choices for Personal Information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt-out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case RTN.ORG may not be able to provide those and/or other services to you.
RTN.ORG only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of RTN.ORG in the following limited circumstances:
- We have your consent.
- We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
- We provide such information to the College Board for the purpose of sharing services and information. Users may elect to have their personal information withheld from sharing with the College Board by choosing the opt-out provision on their user profile.
- We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal data, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
- For your convenience we provide your teacher with your RTN.ORG account username and password so that s/he can quickly provide you with this information in the event that you forget or misplace your login information.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of, data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to RTN.ORG employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, potentially including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
RTN.ORG processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use RTN.ORG services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users' personal information.
RTN.ORG regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or RTN.ORG's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at RoadtripNation.org, Ltd., 853 W. 17th St., Unit A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is RTN.ORG's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between RTN.ORG and an individual.
Changes to this Policy
RTN.ORG Privacy FAQ
1. What is personal information?
"Personal information" is information that you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by RTN.ORG. RTN.ORG does not knowingly collect personal information from users under 13 years of age without the consent of a parent, guardian, teacher or educator.
Personal information does not include communications transmitted through the RTN.ORG Website, including e-mails. Students do not have a right to privacy in such information. RTN.ORG reserves the right to monitor or audit your use of the Website at any time for any reason without advance notice or consent.
2. What is a RTN.ORG Account?
You may access some of our services by signing up for an RTN.ORG account and providing us with some personal information (typically your name, city and state in which you reside, email address, telephone number, name of school you attend and an account password). This account information will be used to authenticate you when you access RTN.ORG services and protect your account from unauthorized access by others. We may share personal information among our various services in order to customize content and enhance our services for you. RTN.ORG reserves the right to share your personal and/or account information with your teacher and/or educator.
You can edit or terminate your account at any time through your RTN.ORG account settings, or by contacting us through this website.
3. What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
4. What are Server Logs?
Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when users visit our sites. These "server logs" typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
5. What information does RTN.ORG receive if I click on a link displayed on the RTN.ORG Website?
When you click on a link displayed on the RTN.ORG Website, the fact that you clicked on the link may be sent to RTN.ORG. In this way, RTN.ORG is able to record information about how you use our site and services.
We use this information to improve the quality of our services and for other business purposes. For example, RTN.ORG can use this information to determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results. Similarly, RTN.ORG can use this information to determine how many times an advertisement is clicked in order to calculate how much the advertiser should be charged.
6. What is sensitive information?
"Sensitive personal information" includes information we know to be related to confidential medical information, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality and tied to personal information.
7. What is aggregated non-personal information?
"Aggregated non-personal information or data" is information that is recorded about users and collected into groups so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
8. What protections do I have against intrusions by the government into my use of RTN.ORG services?
RTN.ORG does comply with valid legal process, such as search warrants, court orders, or subpoenas seeking personal information. These same processes apply to all law-abiding companies. As has always been the case, the primary protections you have against intrusions by the government are the laws that apply to where you live.