Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


Effective Date: January [01], 2017


This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use applies to the website [www.rtca.org] (the “Site”), which is owned and operated by Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (“RTCA”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).  RTCA has developed this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (this “Policy”) because we know you care about your personal privacy and about the terms and conditions that govern your use of this Site.  This Policy describes the information that we collect when you use and access the Site, how we (or our trusted third party service providers) use it and how and under what circumstances we share that information.  This Policy does not apply to information collected in any other way, such as offline communications. Information collected for purchases shall be collected by our third party service providers and shall be subject to that party’s privacy policy.


When you submit information to or through the Site, you consent to the collection and processing of your information as described in this Policy.  By accessing the Site, you are accepting all terms and conditions outlined below.


The Site is not designed for or targeted at children under the age of 13. RTCA does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 through the Site.  If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information. 




  1. Information We Collect


RTCA collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily supply information through the Site that personally identifies you and/or allows us to contact you, including any and all materials submitted by you when you fill out a membership application form, purchase products from the Site, or sign up for training and events.  “Personally identifiable information” means information associated with or used to identify or contact you.  This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. 


When you use the Site, we may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you or “Usage Data”, such as your movement about the Site, the type of browser or operating system you use, or the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Site.  We use the information that we collect to operate, improve and personalize the Site and to provide customer service. Our Site also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Google analyze your Usage Data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as all major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


  1. Disclosing Your Information to Third Parties


Any information we gather, whether voluntarily provided by you or automatically collected, may be used for our internal business and marketing purposes but will not be sold, rented, shared or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes, except as stated below.


We treat the information you submit through our Site as confidential. We may share personally identifiable information about you with other trusted companies or people to perform functions for which we engage them when (1) you have consented to our sharing of the information, or (2) we need to share the information in order to provide a service requested by you. These companies or individuals may use your personally identifiable information only to the extent necessary to assist us and are required to protect the information. Additionally, we may share personally identifiable information about you through our member directory with other members.


RTCA makes member information available through the RTCA member directory to other RTCA members using this Site. In addition RTCA incorporates information members provide into hard copies of the membership directory that is provided to members.


Notwithstanding any other statements or representations in this Policy or elsewhere on our Site, we reserve the right to disclose any information in our possession if we are required to do so by law or we believe, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.



  1. Security


We implement physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to maintain the safety of the personal information that you submit.  However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed.  We (like all websites) cannot warrant or guarantee 100% security of any information you transmit to us on this Site.


  1. Third Party Links


The Site may contain links to websites maintained by third parties with whom we have no affiliation.  This Policy does not reflect the privacy practices of those sites, and you should consult the privacy policies of those sites to learn about their practices.  A link to any third party site does not mean that we endorse it or the quality or accuracy of information presented on it.


  1. Contacting Us


If you have questions or comments about this Policy or would like to review, update correct or delete any personally identifiable information you have provided, please contact us at [info@rtca.org].  


  1. Terms of Use, Notices and Changes to our Policy


By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel transactions. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site or any RTCA benefits, services, or products.


The Effective Date of this Policy is set forth at the top of this Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Policy, and its effective date, on this page. For this reason, you should regularly review this Policy and note the effective date. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The amended Privacy Policy and Terms of Use supersedes all previous versions.