What Do You Do With My Information?

At Rice Consulting Services, Inc. (“Rice Consulting”, "RCS", “We”, “Us” or “Our”), we respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously. This Privacy Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our websites and services, riceconsulting.com, mysoftwaretesting.com, and software-testing-courses.com owned and operated by Rice Consulting Services, Inc. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which our Clients have engaged us, and for the purpose of double opt-in e-mail newsletters.

All of our websites listed above use secure digital certifcates to protect data in transit. RCS is PCI-compliant.

Our Newsletter

The minimal data you provide when you signup to receive RCS newsletters is maintained by AWeber Systems, Inc.  Rice Consulting does not store any of your data on our systems or web server.  We have been using AWeber's Newsletter services for over 10 years now. The only way a subscriber can be added to our list is to double-opt in, which means that once you signup with your name and e-mail address, you must confirm by responding to an e-mail auto-generated by AWeber. If you do not confirm after signup, you do not receive e-mails from us.

Furthermore, we do not send daily or weekly e-mail blasts. We only send out mass e-mail newletters when we have something of interest to you. This might include new articles, videos, and other content, as well as notices of upcoming events.

We never, ever, release or sell any of your information you entrust to us.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters, you may follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in each of the communications you receive. If you request, you are immediately unsubscribed.

About AWeber

AWeber Systems, Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. AWeber Systems, Inc. is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework's applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield List. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

AWeber Systems, Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. AWeber Systems, Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, AWeber Systems, Inc. is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Company may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Data Provided in the Contact Us Form at www.riceconsulting.com, mysoftwaretesting.com, and software-testing-courses.com

We provide a "Contact Us" form to answer questions about our services. This information is transmitted by e-mail to a protected e-mail account. The information requested in minimal - Name, email address, and the question/comment. This information is not retained on any web server but is retained internally and securely by RCS as needed for ongoing communication needed to fulfill the services requested. At no time is that information used for any mass e-mails. At no time do we share or sell your personal information to any other party.

Data Collected from https://mysoftwaretesting.com

Mysoftwaretesting.com is the e-commerce web site for Rice Consulting Services, Inc.  The services for credit card and payment processing are handled by Volusion.com, Authorize.Net and Capital Processing Network (Merchant Processing). After placing an order, you credit card information is not stored by RCS or Volusion. We have been using Volusion's Secure Payment processing services for over 10 years. You name, address, e-mail and phone number are retained for accounting purposes and for further contact, if needed to provide the products and services ordered from RCS. That information is also transmitted by e-mail to RCS for order fulfillment. At no time do we receive or retain payment information (credit card numbers, etc.). At no time do we share or sell your personal information to any other party. RCS is PCI-compliant.

Data Collected from https://software-testing-courses.com

This is the Learning Management System (LMS) for RCS e-Learning courses. The site is based on the Moodle open-source LMS, the most popular LMS in use today. The site is only available to registered users who have paid for training courses. Enrollment is performed only by the RCS administrator and consists of the student name and e-mail address. No self-enrollment is allowed at any time. The information is stored on the secure RCS web server in a mysql database, hosted by Inmotion Hosting. The Moodle implementation is maintained and updated when new releases are issued. Student information is kept for as long as the enrollment period requires. In some cases, the enrollment has no end date. However, a student can request to end their access to the course and have their information removed by contacting us via email from the "Contact Us" form.

Student information is not viewable or accessible to anyone but the RCS administrator. At no time do we share or sell your personal information from this site to any other party.

Cookies are used only for the purpose of maintaining student progress in a course.

As a student, you have the ability to update your information at any time.

Security Incident Reporting

In the unlikely event that a personal data breaches should occur, it will be reported within 72 hours to the local authorities and disclosed to you. We will report what data has been lost, what the consequences are and what countermeasures we have taken.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via email from the "Contact Us" form.