The Research Triangle Park

Privacy Policy

The website at www.rtp.org (“Website”) is administered by the The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (“RTF”), relating to The Research Triangle Park (“RTP”) and its companies, employees and affiliated organizations. We respect the privacy of such parties and the users of this Website.   Your use of this Website is subject to the Terms of Use of the Website.

 

What Types of Information Do We Collect?

RTF collects personal information, voluntarily submitted by visitors to the Website, which enables us to respond to requests for information, to allow User Content from outside sources and to provide the latest news and events relating to the RTP. RTF also collects anonymous information and device information to help us tailor the Website to visitor interests and concerns. We use “cookies” to help us understand which parts of our Website are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Information gathered is used to improve the design and functionality of the Website. This Website is functional without the retention of cookies. You may elect to block cookies from this site through use of your browser settings.  We also collect information directly when you voluntarily submit personal information or Content to us. Throughout our site, we provide the opportunity to request more information and to respond and comment about RTP events.  We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Website. These tools collect information sent by you or your device, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in identifying you or improving the Website.  We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual user. 

The Website and its Content are not directed at children under the age of 13. RTF does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone or about anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register or provide User Content to the Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us immediately.

Submissions to the Website are at the user’s risk.  By using Website, you agree that any content you share or provide (“User Content”) such as tweets, comments, photos, videos and applications, and any related profile or contact information that you provide, will be available to the general public.  As described in the Terms of Use, RTF is not responsible for the actions of any third party users of the Website. User Content may be shared or displayed publicly. This means that other users may be able to search for, see, use, or share any of your User Content.

How Do We Use This Information?

All User Content may be preserved indefinitely and may be used at any time and in any way necessary to improve the functioning of the Website, respond to complaints, prevent security breaches or delete or limit access to such User Content, as further described in the Terms of Use.  We may share certain User Content gathered directly through the Website – such your name, email or postal address – with RTP companies, their employees and our business partners and affiliates under appropriate circumstances.   RTF does not control the content or privacy practices of third-party websites, applications or accounts and is not responsible for the use of your information by such parties. 

How Do We Protect Your Information?

RTF places the utmost importance on responsible and secure handling of your personal data in accordance with applicable laws. Most personally identifiable information – such as your account information – is accessible only by us.  Other information or Content that you provide to the Website, or to us for display on the Website, is available to the public.  We use commercially reasonable measures to protect the Website and User Content from illegal or unauthorized conduct or security breaches.  RTF shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Website or from third parties gaining unauthorized access. RTF cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.  Even if you remove personal information that you posted to the Website, copies of such information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Website or by other users or third parties that have copied or saved information.  If you have a question about the information we hold, please contact us.  

When you use a link to go from our Website to another website or application, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or applications. The use of your information, comments and interactions on any third-party website are governed by that third party’s own rules and policies. RTF is not responsible for the actions of third parties that you authorize to access your User Content.

Consent to Use and Changes

By using www.rtp.org and the information and services on this Website, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy and agree to all of the Terms of Use.  We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page to reflect our current practices. All such changes to this Privacy Policy shall be binding as of the date they are posted.