The RTNlist.com / RTNworld.com web site (“Site”), including, without limitation, The Official RTN Academy ® Database, are Copyright ©2019 by Academy of Arts and Cultures RTNworld. All rights reserved.
This data protection policy is intended to inform users of this website and about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator Societé RTNworld Academy of Arts and Cultures.
The Societe RTNworld Academy of Arts and Cultures, takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations. As new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.
We will keep your personal information accurate, complete and up-to-date with the information that you provide to us. If you request access to your personal information, we will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information as allowed by law, and provide you access to that information.
1. The most common types of information we collect are things like: user names, email addresses, other contact details, payment information such as payment agent details, transaction details, support queries and web analytics data. If you choose to subscribe to our free email newsletter we collect your email address. We use this information to service your account, verify your identity, process transactions, enhance our services, manage our legal and operational affairs and answer questions you may have.
When do we collect this information?
2.We collect this information when you visit our website or engage with us either by email, web form, instant message, phone, or post content on our website (including forums & blogs). We also collect any additional information that you may provide to us.
When you provide personal information to us you’re consenting to us collecting and using that information in line with this policy and the terms of service. You are likely to provide personal information when you complete membership registration, make donations, subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or communicate with us in any other way.
Information regarding cookies
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While you visit our site, we track:
When you register or make a donation, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, email address, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
We do NOT store your credit or debit card information nor do we have sight of this information since the transaction is entirely between you and the gateway provider and this transaction is concluded on the site of the gateway provider.
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
We generally store information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. Payment information will be stored for six (6) years for tax and accounting purposes in case you purchase anything via this website. This includes your name and email address of some which might be transferred to offline records for security reasons.
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.
Who on our team has access?
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, Administrators and Site Managers can access:
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill transacions and support you.
When and why do we share Personal Information with third parties?
Personal information may be shared with third parties to prevent, investigate, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or any other agreement related to the Services, or as otherwise required by law.
Personal information may also be shared with a company that acquires our business, whether through merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or other similar transaction or proceeding. It may also be shared with our professional advisors (lawyers, accountants etc) or with regulators and government authorities.
When you email or write to us then we retain that email or letter to allow sufficient time for your query to be dealt with. Once the matter has been concluded, emails and letters will be kept as long as required to keep proof for legal requirements and will be delete afterwards.
What do we do with your Personal Information when you terminate your relationship with us?
If an account remains inactive for one hundred and eighty (180) days then we may delete it from our system unless you contact us and request otherwise. You may also close the account you have with us at any time. To make an access, correction or closure request, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this policy.
We may also keep three (3) years rolling backups and log files of our systems (server logs and download logs) after which time they are deleted.
We will continue to store archived copies of your previous financial transactions for legitimate business purposes only and for a period of six (6) years to comply with our legal and financial requirements.
Note that any pending, failed or cancelled transactions are automatically deleted after a maximum of thirty (30) day period. Copies of these orders, because they have failed to be processed, are not stored beyond this thirty (30) day period.
What we don’t do with your personal information
We do not share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.
We do not use the personal information we collect from you or your customers to contact or market to your customers or directly compete with you. However, RTNworld Academy of Arts and Cultures / RTNlist may contact or market to your customers if we obtain their information from another source, such as from the customers themselves.
If you subscribe to the newsletter, the data input to the form will be transmitted to the person responsible for processing. Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register on behalf of someone else’s e-mail address. When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are saved. This serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties. There is an exception if there is a legal obligation to pass it on. The data will only be used to send the newsletter or notification. The subscription to the newsletter and the notification can be revoked at any time. Likewise, the consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter and notification. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.
Tools used for personal data processing
The user, filling in the contact Form with his/her data, agrees to their use to answer any request of information or any other purpose indicated by the form header. Personal data collected by the contact Form: email, name, and surname.
Contact Form 7 (Rock Lobster LLC)
EMAIL ADDRESSES MANAGING
These services permit to manage a database of email contacts, telephone contacts or contacts of any other type, used to communicate with the user. Furthermore, these services could permit to collect data related to the user’s data and time of viewing of messages, as well as track user’s interactions with them, such as information on clicks on the links included in the messages.
This type of service analyzes the traffic of this website, potentially containing users’ personal data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages, and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Akismet (Automattic Inc.)
SECURITY MEASURES ADOPTED
This website has an SSL certificate and uses the HTTPS protocol to secure the moment your personal data is entered. By using this protocol, the transactions and the data transmission to the websites take place with maximum security and the content of the communication is not read or manipulated by third parties anyway.
WORDFENCE SECURITY (Defiant, Inc)
To prevent cyberattacks and block suspicious users and IP addresses, this Website uses the Wordfence Security plugin, which installs a technical cookie (wfwaf-authcookie*) that helps determine if the user has suspicious characteristics. The Data Controller does not collect, store or share any personal data through this cookie. The data collected by this plugin is kept for 24 hours.
Description and purpose: The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored on servers in the EU or country you selected in the registration process. If you do not wish to have your data analyzed by RTNworld Academy of Arts, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. For the purpose of analysis, the e-mails sent contain a so-called tracking pixel, which connects to our servers when the e-mail is opened. In this way it can determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and received. Furthermore, we can use the newsletter plugin to determine whether and which links in the newsletter message are clicked on. All links in the email are so-called tracking links, with which your clicks can be counted. Depending on which font the newsletter is designed with, a connection to external servers such as Google Fonts may take place.
Legal basis: The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (a) EU-GDPR.
Recipient: The recipient of the data is our server in the EU one.com.
Transmission to third countries: The data will not be transmitted outside the EU.
Duration: The data stored by you as part of the consent for the purpose of the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers after you have canceled the newsletter subscription. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses in the members’ area) remain unaffected.
Revocation option: You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
How do we keep your personal information secure?
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
We follow industry standards on information security management to safeguard sensitive information, such as financial information, intellectual property and any other Personal Information entrusted to us. All personal information is stored in secure off site ‘zero knowledge’ locations. Our information security systems apply to people, processes and information technology systems on a risk management basis.
In the event of a data breach we shall inform you and the relevant authorities as soon as we become aware of it.
Access to your personal information
You retain all rights to your personal information and can access it anytime. In addition, RTNworld Academy of Arts and Cultures / RTNlist.com takes reasonable steps to allow you to correct or amend personal information that is shown to be inaccurate or incomplete. You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data from your account we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
You also have the right to be forgotten. 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. We automatically delete expired accounts in line with our policies detailed above but if you wish for your account to be deleted sooner then contact us using the details below and we will expedite your request within thirty (30) days.
If you have any questions about your personal information or this policy, please contact us at service [at] RTNworld [dot] com
We, the website operator or website provider, collect data about access to the website on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDRP) and save these as “server log files” on the website server. The following data is logged in this way:
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. B. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data has to be kept for reasons of proof, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.
The website operator only collects, uses and passes on your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal data is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, email address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. In order to improve our online offer, however, we save your access data to this website (without personal reference). This access data includes e.g. B. The name of your Internet provider. Due to the anonymization of the data, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your identity.
We process personal data such as first name, last name, e-mail address, place of residence, postal code and content information from the contact form in order to be able to complete your order and/or request.
To process your order, we work together with the following service providers, who support us in whole or in part in the implementation of contracts. Certain personal data is transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as part of the contract, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institute as part of the payment process, provided this is necessary for the payment process. If payment service providers are used, we will explicitly inform you of this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR
If the goods are delivered by the transport service provider DHL (DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn), we will provide your e-mail address in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR before the goods are delivered for the purpose of coordination of a delivery date or delivery notification to DHL, provided that you have given your express consent to this during the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with DHL or the delivery notification is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future to the person responsible mentioned above or to the transport service provider DHL.
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” or “payment by installments” via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”), further. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR and only to the extent that this is necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” or “payment in installments” via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of PayPal’s legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in relation to the statistical probability of payment default for the purpose of deciding whether to provide the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). As far as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical process. Among other things, but not exclusively, address data is included in the calculation of the score values. Further data protection information, including information on the credit agencies used, can be found in PayPal’s data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
We offer the option of processing the payment transaction via the payment service provider Stripe, ℅ Legal Process, 510, Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (Stripe). This corresponds to our legitimate interest in offering an efficient and secure payment method (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). In this context, we pass on the following data to Stripe insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR).
The processing of the data specified under this section is not required by law or contract. Without the transmission of your personal data, we cannot make a payment via Stripe. [You have the option to choose a different payment method.
Stripe takes on a dual role as controller and processor in data processing activities. As the controller, Stripe uses your transmitted data to fulfill regulatory obligations. This corresponds to Stripe’s legitimate interest (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) and serves to execute the contract (according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR). We have no influence on this process.
Stripe acts as a processor in order to be able to complete transactions within the payment networks. As part of the order processing relationship, Stripe acts exclusively according to our instructions and has been contractually obliged to comply with data protection regulations within the meaning of Art. 28 DSGVO.
Stripe has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers. These apply to all worldwide activities in which Stripe processes personal data of natural persons in the EU. These measures are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs).
You can find more information on how to object to and remove Stripe from: https://stripe.com/privacy-center/legal
Your data will be stored by us until the payment has been processed. This includes the time it takes to process refunds, claims management and fraud prevention.
If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be saved so that they can be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Due to our legitimate interests in optimizing and analyzing our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR, this website uses the “Google Analytics” service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) is offered. The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
IP anonymization takes effect on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases will the IP address first be transmitted unabridged to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference to your IP address. The user’s IP address transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the agreement on the order data agreement, which we as the website operator have concluded with Google Inc., they use the information collected to evaluate website usage and website activity and provide services related to internet usage.
The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, e.g. B. to create reports on the activity on the website in order to improve our online offer.
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You can also use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link takes you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking on this link (IMPORTANT: insert opt-out link) you prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website. By clicking on the link above, you download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must therefore always allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click the link again each time you visit this website.
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As a user, you have the right to request free information about what personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to have inaccurate data corrected and the processing of your personal data restricted or erased. If applicable, you can also exercise your right to data portability. If you assume that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us will be deleted if they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no statutory retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.
Users of this website can exercise their right to object and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.
If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you or have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or would like to revoke your consent, please contact us at the following e-mail address : service[at]rtnworld.com
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Last update: August, 08th 2022