Privacy Policy

RaDVaC (“RaDVaC”, “us” or “our” or “we”), respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website,, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully.  If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.  We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page.  Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted. 

Personal Data We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information is information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, though you may choose to when you fill out the contact form on this Site.

If you disclose any Personally Identifiable Information (or “personal data”) relating to other people to us in connection with your use of the Site, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you utilize the Researchers Map, you acknowledge that all information you provide is displayed publicly, and that you can choose to use a non-personal identifier, and a non-personal email address. You can request that your information be removed from the map by emailing; however, you acknowledge that the information may already have been copied by third-parties in the interim.

We do not collect any personal data unless you directly provide it to us.

Under certain circumstances, RaDVaC may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency), to exercise our legal rights or to defend against a legal claim, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of any person. RaDVaC may also use your Personal Identifiable Information to terminate access to your IP address as required by applicable law or pursuant to our Terms of Use.

RaDVaC may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: Comply with a legal obligation, Protect and defend the rights or property of the organization, Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site, Protect the personal safety of Users of the Site or the public, or Protect against legal liability.

Use of the Site by Children

The Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect any information from children under age 18. If you are under 18 years of age, do not use the Site, and do not provide us any information on the contact form. If we learn we have acquired Personally Identifiable Information from a child under 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any Personally Identifiable Information from or about a child under age 18, please email us at


If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the to help customize the Site and improve your experience. When you access the Site your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy posted on the Site, which is incorporated into this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy.

This Site uses Google Analytics, which utilizes cookies to perform some functions. Our implementation of GA uses anonymized IP addresses, which are not considered personally identifiable information. Please see Google’s cookie and privacy policy at the preceding link for more information.

Website Analytics

This Site utilizes Google Analytics to allow tracking technologies and first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. (In general, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.)

Who we share your data with

We will only share your data within RaDVaC, as it is necessary to respond to any information requests you make via the contact form, or to ask if you wish to receive ongoing updates on our work, and to send you those updates.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our Site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please note however, currently our Site is not enabled for accounts or comments.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contact form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information.  While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.  Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information. In the case of a data breach, if you have provided a means to contact you, we will notify you of the occurrence of the breach, and when and which of your data were accessed.

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Last updated November 24, 2020