Effective: May 25th, 2018
Updated:  September 9th, 2022

RTI International takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your Personal Information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out the ways in which Personal Information provided to us by you is used, disclosed and kept secure by RTI. This policy applies whenever and wherever we collect your Personal Information through our relationship with you.  This includes when you use our website, mobile applications, electronic services, social networking sites or other digital platforms, so please read this Policy carefully. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not provide us with your Personal Information or interact with this site.

About RTI International

RTI International is an independent, non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. We combine scientific rigor and technical expertise in social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development to deliver solutions to the critical needs of clients worldwide. This Policy applies to all companies owned by RTI International and any websites on the rti.org platform.

About this Policy
 
This Policy explains what Personal Information we collect about you, how we may use it, when we may disclose the information, and the steps we take to ensure that your Personal Information is kept secure when you interact with this site. We also explain your rights with respect to your Personal Information.

Please note that RTI’s websites and other digital platforms may contain links to third party websites / digital platforms which are provided for your convenience. RTI is only responsible for the privacy practices and security of our own digital platforms. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of every other website / digital platform that you visit.

How to contact us about your Personal Information or this Policy
 
If you have any additional questions about this Policy or about how your Personal Information is used, disclosed, or secured by RTI, please email us at privacy@rti.org or write to us at the following address:

Global Privacy Officer
RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

How we use and collect your Personal Information
 
Your Personal Information may be collected when you access or use this site, open or respond to our emails, enter your information into a form on this site and submit that form, visit any page online that displays our content and/or link to the site via a social networking site.

RTI defines Personal Information as any information that identifies you either directly, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, internet protocol (IP) address, geolocation, etc., or indirectly such as gender, race, ethnicity or location that, when combined, may identify you. We may also infer your country of location from the IP address you have used to access our digital platforms.

All Personal Information that we collect about you will be recorded, used, and protected by us in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and this Policy. We may supplement the Personal Information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organizations, for example, our sponsors and partners.

This website will collect Personal Information from you as defined above.   much may identify you. We may also infer your country of location from the IP address you have used to access our digital platforms.

We use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • to operate, maintain and improve this site and any other sites that RTI operates;
  • to assess Internet activity, such as your browsing activity on Sites, IP address, cookies, and geolocation data;
  • to provide information to you in response to your inquiries about RTI, our projects, conferences, or workshops should you request information either via email or through an online website portal;
  • to perform analytics including the use of third-parties’ vendors;
  • to conduct client research per our contractual relationships;
  • to communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about RTI, sometimes by combining your information with information from other sources;
  • to allow you to apply for a job with RTI including job search criteria and preferences, your availability to work, your employment experience, current job title, educational history, your skills, reference information, background check information, pay / compensation expectations, ability to work in the United States, whether you now or in the future require sponsorship to continue work authorization, languages spoken, and other information contained in your resume. We may ask you characteristics of protected classifications under applicable law when you apply for a job with us such as gender (optional), ethnicity (optional), and whether you are a veteran (optional); to comply with RTI’s rigorous Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging program; to enable us to complete any pre-employment screenings such as background checks (although we will seek your consent in addition and at the time of screening); employment applications using an online process, verification of education, review of any potential conflicts using third-party vendor.

Collection of Data from Individuals’ Located Outside the United States

RTI is headquartered in the United States of America. If you are located outside the United States and provide your data to RTI, we will take proper steps to ensure that your information is protected in accordance with this Policy.  We recognize that other countries may have established data protection laws such as the European Union’s (EU) “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR” or the United Kingdom’s “Data Protection Act of 2018” or “DPA.”  These regulations restrict companies from transferring personal data about individuals to the United States, unless there is “adequate protection” for such personal data when it is received in the United States and requires RTI to provide you notice of how we use your Personal Information, obtain your consent, the information is necessary to fulfil a contractual obligation to you or your company and/or RTI has a legitimate business interest in collecting and transferring this information. 

 

Under GDPR, the DPA, and most other data protection regulations, individuals are allowed the following protections with respect to your Personal Information:

The right to access – You have the right to request RTI for copies of your Personal Information. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that RTI correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request RTI to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that RTI erase your Personal Information, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that restrict the processing of your Personal Information, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to RTI’s processing of your Personal Information, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that RTI transfer the Personal Information that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: privacy@rti.org

Or write to us:

Global Privacy Officer
RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Notification of a Disclosure of Your Information

Cookies

In common with many other website operators, we use standard technology called 'cookies' on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit. We do use a service provider, “DemandBase,” to perform analytics services. DemandBase is a member of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). You may wish to visit optout.aboutads.info, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an opt-out for DAA-participating companies. 

Security of information
 
We take the security of your Personal Information seriously and use commercially reasonable security procedures to protect Personal Information you provide to RTI. When you submit your information to us, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper-based systems and computerized databases from loss and misuse, and only allow access to them when it is necessary to do so, and only then, under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the Personal Information contained within them.

Where a password is required to access certain areas of our digital platforms, you are responsible for keeping your password secure and confidential. Please do not share or disclose your password to any other person.

While RTI believes these security measures to be adequate, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of storage is completely secure. Please know that while we will make every effort keep your information secure, there is still a risk that your Personal Information could be misappropriated, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Monitoring/Analytics
 
We do not monitor users of our site beyond the above-mentioned cookie tracking.  We do use a service provider, “DemandBase,” to perform analytics services.

Children’s Online Privacy

RTI’s does not collect data from children and does not intend that any portion of the site will be accessed or used by children under the age of thirteen (13), and such use is prohibited. This site is designed and intended for use by adults.

More about your information—your rights
 
You may correct or update your Personal Information at any time by emailing us at privacy@rti.org. Please include your name, address, date of birth and email address when you contact us as this helps us to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person. We encourage you to promptly update your Personal Information if it changes.

We will securely retain your information for as long as is reasonably necessary and in accordance with applicable law. If you wish to submit a request that your data be deleted, please write to us at privacy@rti.org. You have the right to receive a copy of the Personal Information that we hold about you. Please write to us at the address above if you wish to exercise this right.

Changes to this Policy
 
We aim to meet high standards and so our policies and procedures are constantly under review. From time to time, we may change this privacy policy. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically to review the latest version.

Where to make a complaint
 
If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of your Personal Information or this Policy, please write to us at the above address.  For individuals located in the European Union, you may contact the appointed Data Protection Authority (DPAs) for your country.

A list of DPAs is available here: National Data Protection Authorities