Principle 2 - Identifying Purposes

Types of Information Collected

At the RASC, we gather and use personal information to provide you with the member / customer services you have requested and/or to further the aims of the RASC, which include the promotion and advancement of astronomy and allied sciences. Providing us with your personal information is always your choice. Most of the information we collect comes to us directly from you, and only with your consent. For example, when you request products or enroll for a service online, by mail, by telephone, or in person, we will ask you to provide the information that enables us to complete your request or to provide you with better service. When you provide the information, it is presumed that you consent to the use of your personal information.

Personal Information (Including Membership & Sales)

Personal information is information that refers to you specifically. With your consent, we may gather personal information from you in person, over the telephone or by corresponding with you via mail, facsimile, or the Internet.

The RASC, collects information from its members and customers, to fulfill their expected obligation that the RASC has to them, to ensure that the correct information is used to aid in the mailing of publications to members and selling of saleable products to both members and non-members and/or to further the aims of the RASC, which include the promotion and advancement of astronomy and allied sciences.

The type of information we usually collect and maintain in your customer file may include your:

  • Name/ Business Name
  • Title
  • Mailing Address
  • Location Addresses
  • E-mail Address
  • Web Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Age

In addition, personal information related to our non-commercial activities may include your:

  • membership history
  • activities, interests, awards and participation details, including, but not limited to, information about your astronomical equipment, activities and accomplishments
  • contributions to mailing lists, discussion forums, chats or other events, both offline and online

Anonymous/Non-Personal Information

The anonymous/non-personal information gathered from the RASC web site is used primarily for technical, research and analytical purposes like evaluating the various sections of the web site. This information does not include any personal information and it is only retained until its intended purpose is fulfilled.

When you visit the RASC web site or RASC Estore, information is not collected that could identify you. You are welcome to browse the Web site at any time anonymously and privately without revealing any personal information about yourself.

The choice to provide us with personal information is always yours. However, your decision to withhold particular details may limit our ability to provide you with some services.

If we are unable to accommodate your request based on the information that has been provided to us, we may ask for additional details in order to identify other ways to be of assistance.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:06pm