Information Collection, Use and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only collect or have access to information that you voluntarily give us via email or our web forms. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, enable your access to utilize this website's services, supply you services that you purchase, send you statements and invoices, collect payment from you, and/or publish limited information about you on the website including names, affiliations/employers, and links to work submitted by scholarship/fellowship award applicants/winners and/or by news reporting contest entrants/winners. Work submitted for scholarship/fellowship applications and/or news reporting content entries may be used by RTDNA for marketing purposes. RTDNA may utilize elements of any awards submission for promotional purposes, including but not limited to: web links to entries, archived still images, audio and/or video stored and displayed on its own website(s), and live streamed or recorded online broadcasts of awards ceremonies in which clips of winning entries are presented.
Participation in membership, scholarship/fellowship programs and awards programs are completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact and demographic information.
We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to process credit card transactions, without your permission. When we disclose such information to third parties for these purposes, the third party will use your information in accordance with this policy.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future with important updates about your membership, scholarship or award application, marketing communication or other news. Even if you ask us not to, you will receive notifications regarding the status of your membership, e.g., when it is about to expire or has expired, and receipts whenever you submit payment to us for any purpose. You may choose to unsubscribe from communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such emails, except that emails may not contain unsubscribe links in the following cases: if the email is about the status of your membership or is a receipt for a payment you have made to us.
In addition to the disclosures identified above, we may disclose your information, if required by law, in connection with existing or prospective legal proceedings, in order to establish or defend our legal rights.
Note: This website links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content, activities or privacy policies/practices of third parties or external sites.
Should you wish to see what data we have about you (if any), change/correct any data we have about you, delete any data we have about you or express any concern you have about our use of your data, please contact us at the address below.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us securely and is not retained by RTDNA after the transaction is processed, except in the case of pre-authorized recurring transactions. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
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The National Press Building
529 14th Street NW, Suite 1240
Washington, D.C. 20045
Updated: July 14, 2015