At RFIAonline.org we take your privacy on the Internet very seriously. This privacy statement describes RFIAonline's policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information. By visiting RFIAonline you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
What information does RFIAonline.org collect?
Normal website usage
In general, browsing the RFIAonline site will not reveal who you are or any personal information about your. Server logs from our Web Hosting service records IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for an RFIAonline newsletter, purchase a subscription to The Review of Faith & International Affairs, order other publications, request information, provide feedback, or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various secured and encrypted databases of RFIAonline. If you are purchasing something on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.
Registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.* By setting this cookie, RFIAonline.org will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don't have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.
Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-RFIAonline employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.
What does RFIAonline.org do with the information it collects?
Normal web usage
We analyze traffic to our site on a weekly basis, and this anonymous but specific information helps us make our site more user-friendly and informative. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with RFIAonline in connection with any activity on its site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.
Personally identifiable information
RFIAonline.org may use the personal information you voluntarily provide to:
- Contact you - either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to the Institute for Global Engagement so they can contact you as well;
- Manage and process your job application;
- Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
- Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
- "Remember" your online profile and preferences;
- Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you; and/or
- Undertake statistical analysis of site traffic.
What if I don't want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the RFIAonline web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the RFIAonline site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing subscriptions, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.
Opting out and changing your information
Any information provided to RFIAonline.org by users of the site is held with the utmost care and security. RFIAonline.org employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, RFIAonline.org assumes no responsibility for the security of information
*cookies: a Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by cfia.org by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.