RIIL.org considers your privacy to be very important. The following notice explains our privacy policies in detail. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Information Collection and Use
RIIL.org is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. RIIL.org collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use certain areas of RIIL.org, a user, or the user's school, must first complete a registration process. During registration, user's are required to give their email address and other identifying information. This information is required to verify identity and ensure accountability with respect to data on the website and in our database. Some information collected is required, while some is optional. The more information we have, the better we can serve our users. We will only use information if we are having problems contacting you via email. We will only contact users with regards to the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
IP Addresses and Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
RIIL.org will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information. In the future, we may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, but this will not be linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
RIIL.org contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by RIIL.org.
Surveys & Contests
RIIL.org may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
RIIL.org registration and login information is password-protected for privacy and security. For the same reasons, we do not allow the website to "remember" your password, because many users may be logging in from a public terminal, which creates a risk if another user gains access. Please always remember to logout and even close the web browser when you are done entering data, especially in these situations. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All our employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, connected directly to a switch instead of a hub so that other servers in our provider's colocation facility do not share packets of information traveling through the local network. However, since we do not have control over every point through which data may travel to and from your own location, it is a good policy to change your password now and then. Also note that password changes are confirmed via email.
Announcements and Special Offers
In the future, registered users may occasionally receive site and service announcement updates or information on products, services, special deals, a newsletter, and so on. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, if we choose to send this type of information, we will give our users the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or you wish to be removed from our database, you can contact our webmaster via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date we have not actually sent any group email announcements, but when we do we will give our users the opportunity to 'opt-out' of receiving email announcements by providing a link in the email which allows them to unsubscribe while still keeping their registration current (in the future we will also provide a checkbox for this in the registration form). Also, if we decide at any point in the future to share information with third parties, users will be able to opt out of that as well. Users of our site will always be notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We will only do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party or not.
Notification of Changes
RIIL Contact Information:
Executive Director: Thomas Mezzanotte
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League
Building #6, Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991