RPM Legal and Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Statement outlines the information The RPM Groups will collect and how we will use that information. This statement will also explain how you can make your preference known regarding when The RPM Groups may send marketing communications to you.

At The RPM Groups we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

The RPM Groups operates several websites including,, (add more here). It is The RPM Groups policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The RPM Groups collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The RPM Groups’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The RPM Groups’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The RPM Groups may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The RPM Groups also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The RPM Groups only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally - Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The RPM Groups’s websites choose to interact with The RPM Groups in ways that require The RPM Groups to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The RPM Groups gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors to send us emails about Job applications. In each case, The RPM Groups collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The RPM Groups. The RPM Groups does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The RPM Groups may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The RPM Groups may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The RPM Groups may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The RPM Groups does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The RPM Groups discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The RPM Groups’s behalf or to provide services available at The RPM Groups’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The RPM Groups’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The RPM Groups will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The RPM Groups discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The RPM Groups believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The RPM Groups, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The RPM Groups takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The RPM Groups uses cookies to help The RPM Groups identify and track visitors, their usage of The RPM Groups website, and their website access preferences. The RPM Groups visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The RPM Groups’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The RPM Groups’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The RPM Groups, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The RPM Groups goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The RPM Groups may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The RPM Groups and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The RPM Groups may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The RPM Groups’s sole discretion. The RPM Groups encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.