Last updated: November 2021
When you visit the Sites, we collect Personal Information that you choose to disclose to us, such as your name and email address, by signing up for our newsletter for example. For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” is any information that can be related to a unique individual or household.
If you opt-in to receive our newsletter, your first and last name and email address will automatically be added to our mailing list. This information may be shared with a third party, such as Mailchimp, to send emails to subscribers about new research and other updates.
Rhodium Group may also collect your name and email address if you contact us for general information purposes and request to be added to our contact lists. This information may be shared with a third party, such as Mailchimp, for the purpose of providing you with the information you requested. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of the email. You can also unsubscribe by emailing us at email@example.com.
Cookies and Other Technologies
When you visit the Sites or receive emails from us, we may store or retrieve information on your browser or device, mostly in the form of cookies, but also in the form of third-party tracking tools, such as eTags, “zero pixle GIFs” and Google Analytics. This information might be about your use of the Sites, your interaction with any emails we send you, your user preferences, or your device. We generally use this information to improve your user experience of the Sites. This information may be aggregated with other users in an anonymous way to report to third parties, for example clients and funders. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you use the Sites, through this tool: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We collect, use and disclose your Personal Information in our normal course of business for the following purposes:
- Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
- Where you have requested information from us, assisting you in the completion of your request and the assessment of your eligibility for any such request;
- Responding to your inquiries about our products or services;
- Allowing Rhodium to notify you of certain products or services offered by us or a trusted business partner;
- Meeting legal, security, processing and regulatory requirements;
- Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
- Compiling statistics for analysis of the Sites and our business.
Similarly to how we use Personal Information, we may disclose Personal Information to service providers, and sometimes third parties, for various purposes. To this end, we may disclose Your Personal Information to the following entities for the purposes associated with each entity as noted below:
- To our third-party service providers, who provide services such as website hosting, data storage, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, IT services and infrastructure, customer service, email delivery and administration, credit card processing, auditing and other similar services to enable them to provide services;
- To our subsidiaries and affiliated entities (collectively, our “Affiliates”) for marketing and other purposes;
- To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding); and
- As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you, our Affiliates or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
The Sites may include links to third party websites, including social media platforms. Rhodium Group is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any of these linked third party websites, or the links within the linked websites. Rhodium Group recommends you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any linked websites.
Retention of Information
We keep Personal Information until no longer reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or other permitted use.
Reviewing, Changing, or Deleting Information
You may request to review, change, or delete any Personal Information you have on file with us at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may opt out from our email newsletter at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of the email or by sending an email to email@example.com
State Privacy Rights
Right to Know. You may request Rhodium provide you the specific pieces of Personal Information that Rhodium has about you; categories of Personal Information we have collected about you; categories of sources from which the Personal Information is collected; categories of Personal Information that Rhodium sold or disclosed for a business purpose about you; categories of third parties to whom the Personal Information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling Personal Information. Please note that much of the information you can make a request for is already contained in this Policy. Should you wish to exercise this right, please see the section below which explains how to do so. If you do not have an account with Rhodium, we may ask for some Personal Information in order to verify your identity and your rights to the data subject to your request.
Right to Delete. Some state law gives its residents a limited right to request deletion of their Personal Information. However, this right is limited by a number of exceptions. Fundamentally, if Rhodium has a permissible need to retain Personal Information, we are not under an obligation to delete such information, even when requested. Generally, we retain Personal Information so we may complete the transaction for which the Personal Information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between us and you; detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our online properties; enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with Rhodium; comply with a legal obligation; or otherwise use your Personal Information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which your provided the information. As such, we generally do not accept requests to delete Personal Information. However, we will respond to requests to remove Personal Information from some of our systems as a part of a request to close or otherwise disable a registered account. If you would like to request deletion of Personal Information, please see the section below which explains how to do so. If you do not have an account with Rhodium, we may ask for some Personal Information in order to verify your identity and your rights to the data subject to your request.
Right to Opt-Out. Rhodium does not share Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes. As such, Rhodium does not provide an “opt-out” for third party marketing.
Exercising privacy rights. If you are a resident of a jurisdiction which provides you the above rights and would like to exercise any of your rights you may do so by using the mechanisms noted in the “Contact” section below. Certain state law permits their residents to designate an agent to manage their rights under that state’s law. If you would like to designate an agent to manage your privacy preferences, you may do so by contacting us. Note that we may ask for some Personal Information in order to verify your identity and your rights to the data subject to your request. We will also need sufficient Personal Information about your authorized agent to be able to identify them. As part of this process, you must have permission from your authorized agent to disclose their Personal Information to us for the purpose of acting as your agent.
Security of Information
Rhodium Group is committed to the security of your information and we maintain reasonable procedures to protect your information. However no data transmission is completely secure and it could be unlawfully intercepted. Rhodium Group cannot and does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through the Sites or other ways.
Data Collection from Children
Rhodium Group does not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any Personal Information about yourself to us. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under 13 years old, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhodium Group is committed to your privacy. If you have any questions about your information, how we obtained it, or how we use it, please contact email@example.com. You can also write us at:
Attn: Communications Manager
647 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
If there is any material change to your rights under this Policy, we will provide you with notice of such change 30 calendar days prior to the changes going into effect. As part of this notice, we may post a notice of the change on a Site in a clear and conspicuous manner for the 30 calendar day notice period. Rhodium may also communicate the change via email or postal mail if this is the way that we normally correspond with you.