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We strongly encourage you to seek the advice of your own legal resources before repurposing this Privacy
Policy on your own site.
- Our websites
- Our mobile applications
- Any other products and services that are directly available by us from our
foundation or web sites.
other products and services will be known collectively as "Services".
Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with
the choices that you have with respect to that information.
As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow
someone to identify you, including your name, email address, IP address, or other
information from which someone could deduce your identity.
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to
provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to improve our Services.
We collect information in three ways
- If and when you provide information to us,
- automatically through operating our Services, and
- from outside sources.
Information You Provide to Us
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us.
The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information.
Here are some examples:
- Basic Login Information:
We ask for basic information from you in order to set up your login. For example,
we require individuals who sign up to provide an email address - and that’s it.
You may provide us with more information–like your name–but we don’t require that
information to create your login with us.
- Public Profile Information:
If you have a login with us, we collect the information that you provide for your
public profile. For example, your username is part of that public profile, along with
any other information you put into your public profile, such as a photo or an “About Me”
description. Your public profile information is just that–public–so please keep that in
mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
- Transaction and Billing Information:
If you buy something from or donate to us you may need to provide additional personal
and payment information that is required to process the transaction, such as your name,
credit card, and contact information. We do not collect nor cache this information
anywhere on this system but hand off to eCommerce portals when finalising your transaction.
- Content Information:
Depending on the Services you use, you may also provide us with information about you in
draft and published content. For example, if you upload content that includes biographic
information about you, we will have that information, and so will anyone with access to
the Internet if you choose to publish the content publicly. This might be obvious to you,
but it may not be to everyone!
- Communications With Us:
You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys, communicate with our
developers about a support question, or post a question about your site in our public forums.
Information Collected Automatically
We also collect some information automatically.
- Log Information:
Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices,
and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device
identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating
system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services.
- Usage Information:
We collect information about your usage of our Services. We use this information to, for example,
provide our Services to you, as well as get insights on how people use our Services, so we can
make improvements to our Services.
- Location Information:
We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and
use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain
geographic regions. We may also collect information about your precise location via our mobile
apps (when, for example, you post a photograph with location information) if you allow us to do
so through your mobile device operating system’s permissions.
- Stored Information:
We may access information stored on your mobile device via our mobile app. We access this stored
information through your device operating system’s permissions. For example, if you give us
permission to access the photographs on your mobile device’s camera roll, our Services may access
- Interactions with Other Users’ Sites:
We collect some information about your interactions with other users’ sites while you are logged
in to your login, such as your “Likes” and the fact that you commented on a particular
simulation, so that we can, for example, recommend simulations we think may interest you.
- Information from Cookies & Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information
that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website
each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed
on websites and emails. We employ cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help us identify
and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for our Services.
Information from External Sources
We may also get information about you from other sources.
For example, if you create or log in via a single sign-on authentication service like Google or if you connect
your rjf.org.au login to a social media service (like Twitter, Facebook), we will receive information from that
service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used
by that service.
The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
Purposes for Using Information
We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed here.
- To further develop and improve our Services–for example by adding new features that we think our users will
enjoy or will help them to make use of this website more efficiently;
- To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our Services, which helps us
improve our Services and make them easier to use;
- To measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user patterns–for
example, we may analyze how many individuals purchased a plan after receiving a marketing message or the
features used by those who continue to use our Services after a certain length of time;
- To monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, protect the security of our Services, detect and
prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of
outselves and others, which may result in us declining a transaction or the use of our Services;
- To communicate with you, for example through an email, about offers and promotions offered by us and others we
think will be of interest to you, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date on our products, services, fund
raisers and other activities; and
- To personalize your experience using our Services, provide content recommendations, target our marketing
messages to groups of our users (for example, those who have used our services or have been our user for a
certain length of time), and serve relevant advertisements.
We do not sell our users’ private personal information.
We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with
appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
- Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose information about you
to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the
information in order to help us provide our Services or to process the information on our behalf. We require our
we share with them.
- Third Party Vendors: We may share information about you with third party vendors who need to
know information about you in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you or your
site. This group includes vendors that help us provide our Services to you (like payment providers that process
your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment
transactions, postal and email delivery services that help us stay in touch with you, customer chat and email
support services that help us communicate with you, registrars, registries),
those that assist us with our marketing efforts (e.g. by providing tools for identifying a specific marketing
target group or improving our marketing campaigns), those that help us understand and enhance our Services (like
analytics providers), and companies that make products available on our websites, who may need information about
you in order to, for example, provide technical or other support services to you. We require vendors to agree to
privacy commitments in order to share information with them. Other vendors are listed in our more specific
- Legal Requests: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order,
or other governmental request.
- To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose information about you when we
believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of RJF, third
parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of
death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
- Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of
all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that RJF goes out of business
or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a
information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent
- With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your
direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so,
such as the social media services that you connect to your site through our Publicize feature.
- Aggregated or De-Identified Information: We may share information that has been aggregated or
reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we
may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our Services and we may share a hashed version of your email
address to facilitate customized ad campaigns on other platforms.
- Published Support Requests: And if you send us a request (for example, via a support email or
one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request in order to help us clarify or
respond to your request or to help us support other users.
Information Shared Publicly
Information that you choose to make public is disclosed publicly.
That means, of course, that information in your public profile that you make public are all available to others.
Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
Please keep this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.
How Long We Keep Information
We discard information about you when we no longer need the information
for the purposes for which we collect and use it - which are described in the sections above.
We are not legally required to continue to keep it.
For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to our website, such as the
visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days.
We retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic and investigate
issues as they arise.
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.
To enhance the security of your login, we encourage you to enable our advanced security settings if available,
like Two Step Authentication.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you.
- Limit the Information that You Provide: If you have a login0 with us, you can choose not to
provide the optional login information, profile information, and transaction and billing information.
- Limit Access to Information On Your Mobile Device: Your mobile device operating system should
provide you with the ability to discontinue our ability to collect stored information or location information
via our mobile apps.
- Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from
Just follow the instructions in those messages.
If you opt out of promotional messages, we may still send you other messages,
like those about your login, billing and legal notices.
- Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, we do not respond to “do not track”
requests across all of our Services.
However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using our
website, with the
drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies, such as logging in.
- Close Your Login: While we’d be very sad to see you go, you may delete your login at any
Please keep in mind that we may continue to retain your information after closing your account, as described
in How Long We Keep Information above – for example, when that information is reasonably needed to comply
with (or demonstrate our compliance with) legal obligations such as law enforcement requests, or reasonably
needed for our legitimate business interests.
Our Services are primarily hosted in the United States of America.
Please note therefore that your personal data may be located on servers outside of your home country.
By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses
Third Party Software
If use third party plugins, or other third party software or addons in your browser, please keep in mind that
interact with them you may provide information about yourself (or your site visitors) to those third parties.
We do not own or nor control these third parties and they have their own rules about collection, use and
sharing of information, which we strongly advise you to review.
add clarification or make adjustments to account for applicable law.
If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below, and, in some cases,
we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage and/or sending you a
notification through email or your dashboard).
Thanks for reading!