The purpose of AboutRSI.org is to provide information about Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), a non-profit organization that supports alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the courts, and to provide information about court-related alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such.
This site deals with dynamic entities. Although it is updated and expanded frequently, it is not an exhaustive reference. Material found on or through this site may no longer be accurate or reflect the current state of the law. Court rules, case law and statutes listed here may no longer be valid and must be verified with their highest governing body. This site does not provide a complete directory of ADR organizations, providers, staff, hyperlinks, etc. RSI cannot ensure the quality or accuracy of the information presented here, or accessed through this site from other sites and organizations.
RSI disclaims any liability for errors or inaccuracies based on information posted on or through this web site. Any use of the information found on or through this site is made at the sole risk of the user of that information. RSI disclaims any and all liability for any direct or consequential damages arising from the use or misuse of any material found on or through this web site.
Unless otherwise indicated, this site and all materials on it are copyrighted by Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), Chicago, Illinois.
Material copyrighted by RSI may be reproduced for educational, non-profit use, provided RSI's authorship is acknowledged using the following language:
"Reprinted by permission of Resolution Systems Institute (RSI). Copyright Resolution Systems Institute, Chicago, Illinois."
RSI makes an effort to indicate any section of the site that is copyrighted by another entity. If that entity provides any authority to re-publish the material, the notice will so indicate.
Any comments or questions regarding this policy can be directed to RSI.
RSI greatly values our relationships with those with whom we communicate and respects the information that is shared with us. RSI never sells individual’s data. We undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that data remains secure and out of the reach of malicious third parties. Nonetheless, no data security method is 100% effective, and as such, RSI cannot guarantee the security of any data.
Types of Data Collected
Web Browsing Data
Utilizing Google Analytics software, RSI collects such general information as visitor ISP domain, the amount of time spent on RSI’s website and the pages visited. RSI does maintain, and occasionally report (e.g., to funders and the RSI Board of Directors), these records of use of the website. None of these reports include any identifying information on individual visitors. For more information on Google’s privacy policies, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
Communications and Fundraising
RSI collects and maintains basic information, such as names, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, organizational affiliations and professional titles, and uses such information to send out periodic communications, e.g., monthly newsletter, quarterly e-mail blasts and occasional fundraising solicitations. We also maintain data on charitable donations to RSI, such as the date and amount of any donation.
- RSI’s e-mail communications are managed using Mailchimp. For more information on Mailchimp’s terms of service and privacy policies, visit https://mailchimp.com/legal/.
- Online donations to RSI are managed through a third-party vendor, Stripe. Users who make donations to RSI may be sharing their name, e-mail address, billing address, phone number and credit card information with Stripe. For more information on Stripe's privacy policies, visit https://stripe.com/privacy.
- When an individual donates to RSI via check we maintain a record of that check, as well as the name, address, and any accompanying correspondence from which the check was sent. These records are maintained for acknowledgement and document retention purposes, and are subject to regular annual audits by our accounting firm.
Job Applicant Data
RSI collects and maintains data from job applicants such as names, phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses. RSI maintains this information for hiring purposes, and maintains it to ensure ongoing compliance with federal, state and local hiring laws and regulations and with industry best-practices.
RSI collects and maintains information regarding individuals and organizations in the course of our day-to-day operations and in furtherance of our Mission and Work, such as names, phone numbers and email addresses. This data is maintained in the email accounts and individual computer files of RSI employees. RSI uses Microsoft OneDrive for Business platform to manage its files. For more information on Microsoft’s terms of service and privacy policies, visit https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us. RSI uses Google for Business to manage its emails and other related information. For more information on Google’s terms of service and privacy policies, visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
Sharing of Data
RSI may engage in professional collaboration at which time there may be limited sharing of personal contact information among colleagues. However, RSI will never knowingly share any data it collects with third parties without a person’s explicit consent. RSI never sells any contact data.
All personal data retained by RSI will be deleted when such personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was processed, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. Individuals who are subscribed to RSI’s newsletter, quarterly email blasts, and fundraising solicitations may opt out at any time either by unsubscribing through Mailchimp or by emailing email@example.com.
Individuals have the following rights to their data:
- To update or rectify any individual data RSI holds;
- To request a copy of any individuals' data RSI holds in a commonly read form such as a .CSV spreadsheet file;
- To have RSI delete the individual's data that RSI holds;
- To limit to certain uses any of the data RSI holds.
To exercise any of the above rights, individuals should contact RSI at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will repond within two business days.
Changes to this Policy
Anyone with questions about this policy, including what data we hold, or who would like to have their data removed, should contact RSI at email@example.com.