our firm commitment to protecting your information and informing you about how we
you engage ("Transactions"), and data gathered, on this Web site (the "Site") and
does not apply to any other Web site or offline point of contact between you and
2006. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so you
This section explains how RTI will handle information we learn about you from your
visit to this Site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting
our site. If you visit this Site to read or download information:
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain
you are using to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting
from an America Online account, or iowa.edu if you are connecting from the University
of Iowa's domain); the date and time you access our Site; the Internet address of
the Web site from which you linked directly to our Site; the type of Web browser
you are using; and what information you view while visiting our Site.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different
sections of our Site, find out what information is the most viewed, and to help
us make our Site more useful to visitors.
This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described
as monitoring in our Security Notice. The information gathered is used for two purposes:
management of the Site and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for
law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution (see Security Notice).
For certain sections of the site we require registration. Here we gather the following
personal information: first name, last name, email and organization as required
fields (title and phone are not required). This information is stored in our database
and is used only for the purpose of allowing access to restricted areas and tailoring.
If you identify yourself by sending us a comment using our contact page or an E-mail:
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example,
in an electronic mail message asking a question or providing us with a comment or
suggestion. We use personally-identifying information to respond to your comment
or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users,
RTI uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts
to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service
are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse
Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Cookies and other information stored on your computer
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords,
which some Web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored
on your hard drive, not on the Web site's server. Whenever you visit a Web site
then reads the information it stored there. Cookies generally are stored in your
browser's directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt (MagicCookie on a Macintosh).
This Site uses persistent "cookies" only to tailor the site for the use of time
zones. We do not use persistent cookies to collect or store personally identifiable
information. This site utilizes session cookies to help reduce the amount of information
you will have to re-enter when entering form values. We also use session cookies
to manage and balance Web traffic among Web servers and to maintain session state
information as you navigate through this Site. The session cookies are stored only
in the volatile memory of your computer, and expire automatically when you close
your Web browser or otherwise end your browser process.
This statement applies to all personal information, regardless of the source of
the information or whether in electronic or paper format, that is collected or maintained
by RTI International. Personal information means any information that identifies
or could be used by RTI International to identify an individual.
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