Last Updated: August 29, 2020

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how The RAPID Consortium and its affiliated companies (collectively, “RAPID,” “we” or “us”) collect, use and share personal information obtained through the website and any other website where RAPID has posted this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Website”).

As used in this Privacy Policy, the term “Personal Information” means (i) any information that can be used to uniquely identify you, either directly or indirectly, and (ii) any information which is defined as “personal information” or “personal data” under applicable law. Personal Information might include a person’s name, email address or telephone number.  By voluntarily providing us with your Personal Information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

How We Collect Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from visitors to the Website in two ways.  First, in various places, the Website may contain a form where a visitor may voluntarily provide us with their Personal Information.  For example, visitors may provide their e-mail address in order to join a mailing list that we manage, or they may provide their name and other contact information through our “Contact” page.

Second, we collect technical information about your computer, internet browser or other device, and that technical information may include an “IP Address” associated with your computer or device and/or a unique identifier associated with your computer or internet browser. The IP Address may be used to identify an approximate location for you as well as your company (if you are using your company’s internet access) or internet service provider.  We also use “cookies” on our Website as described below.  When you visit our Website, your device and browser may automatically disclose certain information (IP address, dates and times of connecting to a website, and other technical communications information), some of which may be considered Personal Information. It may also include user language, the operating system of the computer, the type of browser used to search the Website, the presence/absence of “flash” plug-ins, screen resolution, connection type, and information that identifies cookies.

If we connect information that is not Personal Information (such as information about your computer) to a visitor’s Personal Information, then we will treat the connect information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may also collect your Personal Information in the ordinary course of our relationship with you (e.g., where necessary to manage an interaction with us and if necessary to comply with our obligations or respond adequately to a request you make).  In such case, we may communicate with you via any means (including email, telephone, mail or in-person) subject to applicable law and maintaining and updating your contact information where appropriate.

We may receive your Personal Information from third parties who provide it to us (g., third parties with whom you or any affiliated organization may be connected, such as one of our customers or suppliers, or any other third party that you may be connected with). We may obtain your Personal Information from publicly available sources. We may collect or obtain Personal Information when you visit any of our websites or use features or resources available on or through one of our websites.

Cookies and Other Information We May Collect Automatically

“Cookies” are small files stored in a computer by a website when the website is accessed. Cookies allow websites to associate a specific internet browser or device to specific requests for web pages. If, for example, a user has requested that a website use a large font, a cookie may be used by the website to remember that preference for the next visit by that user. Like many other websites, the Website uses cookies.

We also may use other technology in the Website to enhance the functionality of our Websites and to make your activities at our Websites more convenient and efficient. These technologies may be used by us to store and collect information relating to your viewing and use of the Website, such as activity logs, online identifiers, unique device identifiers, geolocation data and other technologies.

We may also use third-party web analytics services, including without limitation Google Analytics, to help us analyze how our visitors use interact with and use the Website. To understand the information shared with Google, how it is processed, and how you can control the information collected by Google on the Website, visit

How We Use Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information:

  • to respond to your inquiries. For example, if you use our “Contact” page to ask us a question, we may use your Personal Information to respond to that question.
  • to confirm your desire to opt-in or opt-out to newsletters, subscription services and/or marketing, and other communications from us and to send those services to you.  For example, if you ask to be added to our email marketing and communications list, we will add your Personal Information to that list and then use that Personal Information to send you those marketing and communications emails. Similarly, if you asked to be removed from that list, we will use your Personal Information to remove you.
  • to develop, manage and improve the content and functionality our Website. For example, we may use information learned from cookies to learn how visitors to the Website normally travel between pages on the Website, and then use that information to put the most-needed information where it is most accessible.,
  • to better understand our end-users of our products, customers and markets, to improve our products and services, and to effect and facilitate sales.

In addition, we may use Personal Information to derive aggregate information about groups of visitors to the Website. Aggregate information of this type can no longer be used to identify individuals but may be used to identify group characteristics. For example, we might use aggregate information to discover that a large portion of our visitors live in a certain country and use that knowledge to create content relevant to individuals from that country.

Mobile Access

When you access the Website via a mobile device, we may receive information about your location (based on your IP address) and your mobile device, including various unique identifiers associated with your device, hardware type, and the version of your operating system. We may use this information to provide you with content based on your location.

How We Share Personal Information

As a general matter, we do not provide Personal Information to third parties other than to companies and independent contractors who are providing services to us.  For example, we may share Personal Information to a contractor who we have engaged to update and manage our website, or we may share your email address with a vendor who provides us with mailing list and communications services.  When we do share Personal Information with third parties, we require them to protect your Personal Information and to only use Personal Information for the purpose that we provided it to the third party.

We may also disclose Personal Information if the information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order or by a government entity. We also may disclose Personal Information to third parties in response to legal requests, such as court orders, subpoenas, and specific requests from law enforcement agencies, if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to conduct investigations of possible breaches of law, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone.

If all, or a portion, of our business or assets are sold or transferred, which may happen as a result of a sale, merger, re-organization or liquidation of our business, then we may transfer Personal Information to the acquiring company.  In this case, that information will be subject to the privacy policies of the acquiring company. Otherwise, we do not sell or rent Personal Information to anybody.

Where We Process and Store Your Personal Data

Personal Information we collect is stored on computer servers located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, then you should be aware that the data protection and privacy laws and regulations in the United States may be different from those of the country where you reside or are a citizen and may offer less protection than the laws and regulations in your country. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer and processing of your Personal Information in the United States, and we use this consent as the legal basis for that transfer. For more information on transfers of your Personal Data to the United States, please see the “Transfer of Personal Data to the United States” section below.

How You Can Ask Us about Your Information

Please email us at if you have questions about our privacy practices, if you would like to learn about the Personal Information we have collected about you or would like us to delete or correct that Personal Information.

Personal Information about Children

We do not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information directly from children under 18 or allow children to communicate with us. Our website is intended to be used by individuals who have an interest in working with us or who wish to learn more about our company and our products.  Correspondingly, we have not designed it to attract children. As a result, we do not, intend to collect Personal Information from minors.  If we discover that we have received Personal Information about minors through our Website, we will delete that information.  If you are the parent of a minor who has provided their information to us through the Website, please contact us at and we will work with you to remove that information.

Third Party Service Providers

The Website may include links to third party service providers who collect Personal Information on our behalf. For example, we may use a third-party service to post job openings and accept job applications. When we use these providers, they are contractually bound to provide your data only to us or their subcontractors, unless you otherwise consent.  (For example, the provider may, with your consent, save your information and re-use it when you apply for jobs at other employers.)  When a third-party service provider collects your Personal Information, we will only use that Personal Information for the purpose for which you provided it unless you specifically consent otherwise.

International Transfer of Personal Information

We are a global business and therefore may need to transfer your Personal Information within our business, and to third parties that provide services to us, in connection with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Due to the nature of the Internet, if you are visiting this Website from a country other than the United States, your communications will inevitably result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this Website, you consent to these international transfers. If you provide Personal Information to us via this Website, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Information may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of RAPID, and its affiliates, agents and third party service providers located in the United States and in other countries.

If you live in the EU, EEA, the United Kingdom or Switzerland (the “Designated Countries”), you may have certain rights under the GDPR regarding the processing of your Personal Information. Your use of the Website may involve transferring your Personal Information from inside to outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), EU, United Kingdom, Switzerland or other countries.  If so, we will take steps to ensure your information remains adequately protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), if relevant to such transfer.

Should you wish to exercise those rights, please contact us at If you wish to find out more about these rights, please contact us or your applicable data protection authority.
Among those rights are:

• The Right to Access: You have the right to ask us for copies of your Personal Information.

• The Right to Withdraw Consent: You have the right to ask us to stop using your Personal Information.

• The Right to Rectification: You have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete Personal Information that we may have about you.

• The Right to Erasure: You have the right to ask us to erase your Personal Information.

• The Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to ask us to restrict how we process your Personal Information under certain conditions.

• The Right to Object to Processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information in certain circumstances, such as using your Personal Information for direct marketing.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at

Information Regarding Linked Third Party Websites

Although we may link our website content to third party websites, we are not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites. If you access those websites through a link, and provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your Personal Information will apply. We strongly recommend that you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any information to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

Our Website might include social media features (e.g., such share or like buttons), which are provided by third-party social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. If data is collected in this manner, the policies and processing are governed by the privacy policies of the respective social media platforms, not ours.


While we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information that is submitted to us online or otherwise.  You are responsible for ensuring that items of Personal Information that you send to us are sent securely.

How to Unsubscribe

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, not receive any future communications, or to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, you may follow the “unsubscribe” procedure included with our communication, or contact us at info.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to the Website and our privacy practices. When we do so, we will update the date at the top of this policy.