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Disclaimer

This website located at www.rsa.org provides general information about the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) and its programs and benefits as they relate to RSA’s members. All information provided on the RSA site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between RSA and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information on the RSA site is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, RSA makes no guarantees of any kind.

Except as required by applicable law, neither the RSA nor its employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of this website or the content whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.


Copyright

Articles and other material on the RSA site are owned by the RSA or displayed with permission from the owner. Such material may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way or transmitted to others (unless explicitly stated otherwise) without the written permission of the RSA.

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 USC Section 512(c)(2), RSA’s designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is: Erika Suffern, c/o The Renaissance Society of America, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5400, New York, NY 10016-4309 USA.


Use of the Site

Users of this website may not use any automated tool or software to attempt to collect information from the website or users of the website or to break into any of the servers of the website.

To gain access to, and use, certain areas of the website you may be required to register and create a username and password. You are responsible for keeping your username and password private. You are responsible for using any forums or discussion areas in a legal and responsible manner and may not post any technically harmful, illegal, infringing and/or offensive material. RSA reserves the right to remove any such content and/or terminate your account at any time in its discretion.


RSA Name

The RSA name and logo may not be used in any publicity or advertising, or in any way that expresses or implies endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with any entity, product, or service, without the written permission of RSA.


Privacy

RSA uses personally identifiable information gathered on the public RSA.org site to permit it to contact interested parties regarding its activities, services, and products; to permit members to contact each other directly; and to process requests and order forms.

The RSA website may be used to donate to RSA, order products and services, pay dues, and reserve and pay for programs. RSA may also provide the opportunity for members to join forums, discussion groups, electronic mailing lists, or similar online activity. Such communications allow the recipient to unsubscribe. These activities are conducted in a secure environment through our partner YourMembership.

Personal information collected on the RSA site may be shared with a third party for operational purposes, such as a travel agency that helps process the hotel reservations for the RSA annual meeting. RSA may also selectively rent mailing lists of members, subscribers, or convention registrants to appropriate third parties, such as book publishers. Before renting a mailing list to a third party, the RSA reviews all the materials that will be mailed to ensure that they will be of interest to RSA members. Contact information is provided on the RSA website so that users may notify the RSA office at any time of errors in the information provided or to request that personal information not be shared with third parties.

As a convenience to members and other users, the RSA accepts online credit card transactions through its secure servers. The credit card information provided by users at the site is submitted through companies the RSA has contracted with to process the secure electronic transaction. This information is not used for any other purpose.

RSA, directly or through its vendor Google Analytics, may collect nonpersonal information through use of cookies, which are small pieces of information used to recognize repeat visitors and help provide access to the content of the RSA website. RSA does not use this information for any commercial purpose.


Security

To keep your credit card information secure, RSA’s website uses SSL to encrypt your data and ensures that our website, payment processor, and office are PCI compliant. Furthermore, our payment processor uses anti-fraud technology to prevent illegal charges. In the event of a data breach we will inform all impacted (or possibly impacted) members and other parties as soon as possible.


Third Party Links

Hypertext links to other Web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorization by the RSA and RSA cannot confirm the accuracy of any of the material contained in such third party websites or vouch for their terms or privacy policy practices.


AmazonSmile and Amazon Associates Disclosure Statements

RSA is also a participant in the AmazonSmile Foundation Program, which permits registered organizations like RSA to receive donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation when customers make qualifying purchases on the AmazonSmile site and have selected RSA to benefit from those qualifying purchases. RSA is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to smile.amazon.com.

By clicking an Amazon banner advertisement or link on the rsa.org website, a portion of any qualifying amazon.com or smile.amazon.com purchase you make within the next 24 hours will be given to RSA as a charitable contribution and as an affiliate commission for referring the sale to the site.

Clicking on the rsa.org Amazon banner or link does not add additional costs to your purchase. The amount donated to RSA and given to RSA as commission is not displayed when you check out.

0.5% of all qualifying Amazon Smile purchase totals are given to RSA by the AmazonSmile Foundation Program as charitable donations. Amazon affiliate commissions generally range from about 4.0% to 8.5% depending on the number of purchases made using our referral link in a given month.

Any and all funds that RSA receives as a result of the donations and affiliate commissions will be used to support the existing and future research grants in Renaissance studies offered by RSA to our members.

Please note that RSA does not accept responsibility or liability for purchases made on amazon.com or smile.amazon.com.

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