Effective Date: April 24, 2013
We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information in connection with the Service unless you submit an information request form to RPX through the Service, register with RPX and sign in to the Service, or are invited by another user to receive RPX email alerts through the Service (as discussed more below). We do track certain information about the visits to our website. We compile traffic-based statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Service and individual web pages on the Service. The compilation is an aggregated statistical report that we use internally to understand traffic on the Service, manage the Service, and help diagnose any problems. Unless you are signed in to the Service or are invited by another user to receive RPX email alerts through the Service, these statistical reports contain no personally identifiable information and are not used to gather such information. We also record information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, RPX cookie information (as discussed more below), and software attributes.
When you submit an information request form to RPX through the Service, when you register with RPX and sign in to the Service, or when you are invited by another user to receive RPX emails alerts through the Service, RPX may collect the following additional information:
- your name;
- your contact information, such as email address and/or physical address;
- the type of information that you are seeking if you submit an information request form to RPX through the Service, and any informatoin that you include in that form;
- the names of the individuals whom you have invited to receive RPX email alerts through the Service; and
- information relating to the RPX links that you click on and emails that you open through the RPX email alerts (which information is collected through user-specific RPX links and web beacons, as discussed more below); and
- the names of individuals who invited you to receive RPX email alerts through the Service.
We use user-specific links and web beacons in RPX email alerts to collect information relating to the RPX links that you click on and emails that you open through the RPX email alerts. These user-specific RPX links and web beacons are small snippets of code contained in RPX email alerts. If you prefer not to receive user-specific RPX links and web beacons and want to unsubscribe to RPX email alerts, you may unsubscribe by clicking “Unsubscribe” in any RPX email alert or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use information gathered through the Service for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for information or services, improve the Service, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information collected through the Service if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Service; to protect and defend our rights and interests and those of our users; or as otherwise required by law.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet or e-mail is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect personally identifiable information that you submit to us, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Service. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.