Privacy Policy & Cookies Notice

Real Industry Privacy & Cookies Notice

Last updated May 22, 2018

We’ve established this Privacy Policy & Cookies Notice in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. This notice is intended to help you understand how our organization (including our affiliates) collects your personal data as well as how we share, store, and protect that data. If at any time you have question about this notice, please let us know.

The following policy is applicable to Real Industry (“Real Industry”) information collecting, use and disclosure practices for the Real Industry web site. Your use of this site tells us you have read and accept the practices outlined in this policy. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or third parties that Real Industry does not own or control or to people it does not employ or manage.

Real Industry’s policy regarding use of your individual identifying information supplied to us or collected via your visit to our web site covers these areas:


Information Collection and Use

Real Industry is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways that vary from what is disclosed in this statement. Real Industry collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site. This may include traffic data including user’s IP address, domain server, type of computer, and type of Web browser. This is anonymous information that does not personally identify a user but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving a user’s experience on the site. Real Industry also uses “cookies” to customize content specific to user’s interests.

Personal information, such as a user’s name, address, company, company function, contact information and range of paid search spend may be gathered from you on a voluntary basis. Users need not submit this information to use the site.

Real Industry uses user and client information collected to send users and clients information about our products and services or promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact users or clients when necessary. Real Industry also uses user and client information to provide a better experience on the Web site and to improve our client services.

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell certain of our assets. In such transactions, visitor information likely will be one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Real Industry, or substantially all of its assets is acquired, our visitor information may be an asset that is reviewed and transferred. Such a transaction will be disclosed per our “Notification of Changes” guidelines below.


Donor privacy information

Real Industry maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. We do not sell, rent, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor do we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personally identifiable information with a third party if (1) we are required to by law (2) it is necessary for completing a donor authorized procedure, such as processing a credit card transaction, or (3) if the person submitting the information asks that it be shared.
There are times that we will ask you for specific information to facilitate our ability to register you for an event or respond to your inquiries. If you choose to provide us with such information, you may receive future information from us – by mail, phone, or electronically – alerting you to upcoming Real Industry events, programs, or volunteer or philanthropic opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted by one or more of these means, please let us know. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect online. We have taken all standard best practice precautions to protect you from loss, misuse or modification of information you provide to us. We are committed to ensuring that all donation transactions to Real Industry are safe and secure to the fullest extent possible.

Real Industry collects and maintains only personal information that is intentionally provided to us by individuals or their companies. We use donor contact information for the following purposes:

  • To thank donors for their contributions
  • To inform donors of Real Industry news, fundraising activities, and/or events
  • Internal record keeping
  • To contact donors about changes to this policy



In general, when you visit our Web site and access information, you remain anonymous. Some areas of our Web site may require registration to access, although typically all that is required is your e-mail address and some basic information about you, such as name, company name and job function.


Log Files

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Unless otherwise indicated, this information is not shared with anyone outside of Real Industry and/or its designated contractors. When shared with contractors, usage is for the purpose of analyzing user trends and demographics. No IP addresses will be shared with any third party other than for such research and reporting services for Real Industry’s internal use.



A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Real Industry uses cookies to enhance the user experience of our web site by means such as storing password or user preference information. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site with the only drawback being the disablement of some of the usability features of our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on their site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.Third party vendors, including Google, show your ads on sites on the internet. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Real Industry may partner with third party contractors to help process orders and provide other services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and clients. This information does not identify individual users.


Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Real Industry is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.



Real Industry has implemented generally accepted standards of technology security in order to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.


Correction/Updating Personal Information

We encourage our clients to follow generally acceptable privacy standards. As a visitor to our site, you can deactivate our ability to analyze your behavior. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You may also at any time, request to see your information, edit it, and request that we delete it.


Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.