Privacy Policy

We have developed this notice to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make regarding the way your information is collected and used within our sites and services. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

When Personal Information Is Collected and How the WAIM RCN Uses Your Personal Information

The WAIM RCN collects personal information to support the functioning of this site and the RCN.

For each visitor to the pages on this site, our Web server automatically recognizes your domain, service provider, operating system, and internet browser. Our Web server additionally records usage of pages by our visitors. Click here for information about the use of cookies. We use this information, in aggregate, for our research reports and performance surveys. We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your experience of the RCN website.

The WAIM RCN, as an organization, collects personally identifiable information about RCN participants including their names, affiliations and research areas. Names and affiliation information are visible to the public. We may use the information you provide about yourself to respond to your inquiries about our events, and to suggest other events that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our services, to fulfill a request by you, or to contact you about your account with us.

The WAIM RCN site includes email services, forums, commenting, calendars and other communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others. The information we collect in connection with these services is used to facilitate participation in these services.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites

The site includes links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. These links are visible on our site. Visitors should consult the privacy policies of these separate sites as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Will the WAIM RCN Disclose My Personal Information?

The WAIM RCN does not sell, rent, give away, or loan any identifiable information regarding its participants to any third party other than participants in the WAIM RCN.

The WAIM RCN or Syracuse University (which hosts the WAIM RCN website) may release personal information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property, or safety of the WAIM RCN, Syracuse University, our users, or others.

How the WAIM RCN Protects Your Information

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We secure information transmission, storage, and retrieval. The site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third-party interception.

We urge you to protect your own privacy. We recommend that you do not share any account information or passwords used to access our sites. We would never request your password from you (other than when you log in to the site).

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy. There is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

The site allows you to edit your personal information. Should you need further assistance, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How Does the WAIM RCN Protect the Privacy of Children Younger Than 13 Years?

The WAIM RCN does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years. We suggest that you become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by the WAIM RCN.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the content or practices of our Web site, please contact