2. The Types Of Information You May Provide.
The Types Of Information You May Provide.
3. The Connection Between Personal Information And Our Services.
We only ask for and compile Personal Information that is needed to provide you with the Information Services that you seek from us. Certain Information Services may require a greater amount of information, and a broader scope of use for this information. Other Information Services, however, generally require less information. If you are uncomfortable with providing the requested level of information or with our use of this information for the purposes identified, you may simply decline to use those Information Services. You can still enjoy a wide range of features on our Website even if you choose not to provide us with Personal Information. Please read on to learn more about the relationship between our Information Services and your Personal Information.
4. Your Choices Concerning Personal Information; Our Collection and Use of Personal Information.
You decide whether you wish to provide us with Personal Information. We have structured our Website so that you may visit us and obtain information related to Rosslyn, VA without revealing your identity, or providing any Personal Information. Please note, however, that certain services offered by US may require that you provide us with Personal Information. For example, you cannot apply to become a RR Member without providing us with Personal Information. In addition, you cannot post Business and Community Information on our Site without providing a level of Personal Information.
We collect Personal Information through the following means, and use this information for the following purposes, depending on the service you have selected:
5. No Unrelated Third Party Is Given Access To Your Personal Information.
Except as expressly stated in this Policy, we do not share with unrelated third parties any Personal Information that you provide to us. We will share your Personal Information with vendors that are involved in providing the Information Services we offer or that are involved in the operation and maintenance of our Site (collectively, the "Site Vendors"). Personal Information that we collect will be disclosed only to RBIC or RR employees on a “need to know” basis for purposes of fulfilling their responsibilities. Please be aware that any Submitted Content that you provide will be publicly available and not treated as Personal information and, as such, you should be careful when providing such information.
6. How To Obtain Access To Information You Have Provided To Us, And How To Remove Your Information From Our Database.
To allow you appropriate control over your Personal Information, you can request access to review, change, update or delete Personal Information that you have previously submitted to us. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identify before granting access to your Personal Information.
You also have the option to delete your name and other Personal Information from our databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to system backups and records of deletions. In addition, if you request deletion of your Information, you will be unable to utilize any Information Services associated with that Information. We will fulfill deletion requests within a reasonable time.
7. Business and Community Information; Submitted Content
8. Information That Does Not Identify You: Aggregate Information.
General information that describes our users’ activities, but that does not identify any particular user, is Aggregate Information. For example, the fact that our users spend the majority of their time browsing information about local restaurants would constitute Aggregate Information, if that the information does not identify a particular user. This information provides us with potentially useful data concerning our users’ preferences and the efficacy and interest of our Site and related Information Services. We use Aggregate Information to analyze the effectiveness of our Site and to improve our Information Services. From time to time, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of the general behavior and characteristics of users participating in our Information Services and the characteristics of visitors to our Site, and may share Aggregate Information with third parties. Rest assured, though, that Aggregate Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. We collect Aggregate Information through the following means:
10. Any Information Linked With Your Personal Information Is Protected As “Personal Information.”
11. How We Safeguard Information We Collect.
We have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Personal Information you may provide to us, and we take reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this Information. Moreover, employees of RBIC and RR are required to acknowledge that they understand and will abide by our policies with respect to the confidentiality of Personal Information.
Our security systems are therefore designed to deter and prevent hackers and others from accessing Personal Information you provide to us. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Please understand, though, that this Section 11 (How We Safeguard Information We Collect) should not be viewed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail-proof, the security of information submitted to our Site. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide, and expressly disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
Persons who receive information in proper accordance with the procedures set out in this Section 12 (Exceptions) ("Proper Recipients") may be able to combine (i) information they properly obtain from us under this Section 12 (Exceptions), with (ii) other information they independently possess concerning you. As long as we comply with the procedures set out in this Section 12 (Exceptions) concerning the release of information, we will not be responsible for Proper Recipients' later use of this information.
15. Additional General Provisions.
16. Transfer of Site.
17. Complete Agreement.
Effective Date: August 24, 2008