Privacy Policy

The Research Skills Network, ("RSN") is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, transmit, and store information about our users.

This Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights. Providing your information is voluntary and your use of the site after the effective date of this document constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

In order to help you get the most out of our services, we collect user submitted personally identifiable information when you use the site. We only ask site users to submit the minimum amount of information necessary to use our services. Such information may include your name, password, zip code, email address, and phone number for communication purposes.

Information may be submitted to the Research Skills Network website or via phone or email when communicating with a Research Skills Network representative. For University students, we may collect information related to your documentation of and payment for training sessions if, and or when provided.

We also gather non-personally identifiable information when you use the site. Such data are compiled in aggregate and includes things like the referring URL and the type of browser you may be using to access the site. This data are used to better understand and enhance the user experience on the site.

Data Transmission and Storage

The Research Skills Network is committed to keeping your information private and secure. We use industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption when collecting and transmitting your information. Once information has been collected, we encrypt sensitive data in our database for added security. The Research Skills Network also uses firewalls and hardware monitoring across our system to protect against unauthorized access.

Information Sharing

The Research Skills Network does not disclose or sell your personally identifiable information without your consent. We reserve the right to release non-personally identifiable information collected in aggregate.


The Research Skills Network does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide your contact information or any other personally identifiable information to the Research Skills Network.


Legal Requests and Business Transfers

The Research Skills Network may disclose personal information when we believe such action is necessary to comply with the law or enforce or apply our Terms of Service. In the event of a change in control of Research Skills Network, your business and personal information may be exchanged as part of a merger, sale, or other business transfer. If such a transfer makes a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of any changes.

Your Choices

Please remember to help keep the site secure by never sharing your username or password. If you think your password may have been compromised, please change it immediately or contact the Research Skills Network for additional assistance.

The Research Skills Network may send you email communications periodically detailing new features or promotions on the site. You may unsubscribe from these messages by using the link at the bottom of the email. We may also send you email messages about the status of your account or any notices as required by law. You may not opt-out of receiving these administrative emails so long as you continue to use our services.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Research Skills Network reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, from time to time, due to modifications to the site's features and functionality with or without prior notice. We will post any changes here and indicate the new effective date of the Privacy Policy at the top of the document. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy for any updates while you are an active user of the site.