Your California Privacy Rights
Under California law, a California resident has the right to request that an organization to whom he/she provides information does not directly disclose that resident’s personally identifiable information to others (other than as necessary to perform a transaction requested by the resident). We call this type of request an “opt-out.” If you wish to opt-out as set forth above, please e-mail your request to Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Collection & Use
RCI collects two (2) types of information about its Users: 1) personally identifiable information that users provide through optional, voluntary registration on Our Web Sites ("Personal Information"); and 2) aggregated (non-personally identifiable) information ("Aggregate Information") that RCI gathers through aggregated tracking, mainly by tallying Web page views throughout Our Web Sites. Such information enables Us to tailor Our content to fit Our Users' needs better and to help Our advertisers understand Our audience.
Use of Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to Your computer whenever you're surfing the Internet so that Your computer can be identified by the main computers, known as "Web servers," that "serve up" Web pages. This allows Us to identify and gather general information and data about You, such as the Web pages You view.
By showing how and when Users use a site, cookies help Us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to Our Users' needs.
You may occasionally get cookies from Our advertisers. RCI does not control these cookies and these cookies may not follow the rules we have set for our own cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third party servers is standard in the Internet industry.
Uses Of Personal Information
As a general rule, RCI does not, and will not, do the following with Your Personal Information: (1) sell or rent Your Personal Information; (2) use the Personal Information We collect and store to make decisions about granting or extending consumer credit unless You submit a separate credit application and authorize Us to use or disclose this information; or (3) act as a consumer reporting agency, or furnish information about any User's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living to any consumer reporting agency.
Usually, RCI and RCI's business partners use Your information to operate the Web Sites and to deliver services. RCI also uses Your information to inform You about other products and/or services available from RCI.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
As a general rule, We will not disclose Your Personal Information that you submit to Us in a manner that connects You with the Personal Information, except when We have Your permission or under special circumstances, such as when We believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that Your Personal Information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors:
RCI provides Personal Information to resort operators in order to facilitate a booking that You have requested or to generate leads to timeshare developers in connection with their offers to sell timeshares to You. Otherwise RCI does not routinely disclose Personal Information, except where it is necessary to provide you with a service that You have requested such as (1) to make bookings for your travel with airlines or (2) to respond to Your inquiry for further information about mini-vacations at resorts (which are offered by timeshare developers), where a tour of the resorts is either required or requested of You by the timeshare developers. RCI may also disclose some or all of Your Personal Information to business partners or sponsors. Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting such information, You give RCI permission to transfer Your Personal Information to the sponsor so they can fulfill Your request.
Third Party & Aggregate Data:
From time to time, You may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If You opt to receive information from these third parties, RCI will share Your name, e-mail address and other Personal Information with such third parties. Under confidentiality agreements with third party service providers, RCI may match Personal Information with third party data. Also, RCI may keep track of what portions of the Web Site users are visiting and other user statistics, and aggregate this information to help Us create a better experience for users of Our Web Site. This is done in order to describe Our viewers and services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
How can You control the usage of Your Personal Information?
In case You change Your mind about Personal Information that you have provided to us, or some Personal Information is out of date, is inaccurate, or otherwise changes (such as Your zip code or e-mail address), We will provide a way to correct, update, or remove such Personal Information that You give Us, as further described below. We also give You the opportunity to control the communications We direct to You by offering Users the opportunity to "opt-out" of receiving communications from RCI and/or having Personal Information shared with parties outside RCI. If a User wishes to update, correct or otherwise change Personal Information or objects to any usage provided herein for any reason, he/she may e-mail the requested change to:
What happens when You link to a third party Web Site?
Please keep in mind that whenever You give out information online (for example, via message boards or chat) that information can be collected and used by people You don't know. While RCI strives to protect their Users' Personal Information and privacy, We cannot guarantee the security of any information You disclose online, and You disclose such information at Your own risk.
How We secure Your Personal Information from others using the RCI Web Sites?
The security of all information associated with Our Users is an important concern to Us. We exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of Your information from Your computer to Our servers. Unfortunately, given that we do not control transmissions or traffic over the Internet or through third party communication service providers, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of such transmission of your Personal Information. Your use of the Internet and our Web Site, including your transmission of Information to us, is at Your own risk. Notwithstanding, once We receive Your transmission, RCI uses industry standard efforts designed to safeguard Your Personal Information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
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