Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
There are sections of rhinonet.org that are password protected and require individuals to register and log-in. We value the privacy of our online community members and provide Web site users with the right to manage their own personal information. When you create an account on the RHINO website, we collect the following information:
- Your name (required)*
- Your email address (required)
- Your country (required)*
- Organization name*
- The type of organization you work for
- Job title
Starred items can only be viewed by other people who create a member profile. Members can also elect to display their email to other members. We will only use your email address to contact you on behalf of RHINO.
Details relating to any personal information will be password-protected behind an authentication system, and all passwords are stored using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
You may contact us via an online contact form. The required information fields are:
- Email address
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection
We use a MailChimp sign-up form to collect emails of users who voluntarily register for our newsletter and listserv.
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded by a browser when a site is visited. Cookies are returned to an originating site and/or third party site on subsequent visits. Cookies may serve several functions, including remembering user preferences, visited pages, time and dates, and other metrics. We use persistent and session cookies on this website. Our cookies are anonymous, containing no information that can identify you personally.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
For further information regarding cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.
The website utilizes cookies for the following purposes: Analytics, SPAM protection, Displaying content from external platforms.
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze web traffic and keep track of User behavior to help us create a more useful and easy to use the Site.
Displaying content from external platforms
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Site and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Users are not required to provide RHINO with any personally identifiable information. RHINO does not obtain personally identifying information about visitors to our website unless users choose to provide such information. RHINO receives personal information (such as name, e-mail, address, etc.) only from users who specifically and knowingly choose to provide such information by using the contact form or leaving comments.
We will never sell, use, disclose or share your name or personally identifiable information (such as email address) with any party other than RHINO. We will only use your email address to contact you on behalf of RHINO.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
RHINO, 44 Farnsworth Street #7, Boston, MA 02210