Privacy Policy

What follows is Ridgetop Research’s online privacy policy, which governs personal information gathered on our Internet sites consistent with policy established by the Ridgetop Research Board of Directors.

Ridgetop Research Commitment to Online Security

Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Ridgetop Research encrypts billing information wherever Ridgetop Research requests it. All Ridgetop Research employees and contractors with access to personal information obtained on Ridgetop Research Web sites are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract with Ridgetop Research.

Personal Information that Ridgetop Research May Collect Online

Ridgetop Research collects personal information online, including names, postal and email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, and billing information. Ridgetop Research may also collect business information from sole proprietorships that apply for consulting work, some of which could constitute personal information, as well as personal information from individuals acting solely in their business capacity. Ridgetop Research does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from persons under the age of 18. In addition, no parts of our sites are designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 18.

How Ridgetop Research Uses Personal Information Collected Online

Unless you otherwise consent, we will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it is submitted, and process billing and business requests related to your participation on research projects, and we will use such information to provide operational notices, and to conduct research on industry marketplace practices.

Ridgetop Research may release personal information under the following circumstances:

  • Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation or is requested by a government agency;
  • To appropriate persons, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please login to and update your profile or send an email to

Computer Tracking and Cookies

Our Web sites are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to our clients and consultants and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Ridgetop Research uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use Ridgetop Research sites if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

Problems or Complaints with Ridgetop Research Privacy Policy

If you have a complaint about Ridgetop Research compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us at