Privacy Policy

We are thankful that you took the time to visit our website and RHCS is committed to protecting your privacy. RHCS takes a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect your privacy.

Our policy outlines the following: data and information collection, our obligation to you, your obligation, and requirements for using our website and collection of data and information.

Information Collection and Storage

This website does not collect any personal information from visitors who browse the site without subscribing to our newsletter or purchasing services or products.

We operate an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about events, products and services supplied by RHCS. Submission of your name and email address is required to subscribe to our newsletter. Your information is stored in our company’s private database and is not shared with third parties.

Subscribing to our newsletter is voluntary and is done at your own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with you.

We also operate an on-line store, used to sell merchandise to consumers. To purchase products or services from this website you will need to submit your name, home and email address, phone number and credit card information. Information acquired through purchases will be added to our email list. Please unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on our email list. Your personal information is not stored in our company’s private database and is not shared with third parties.

Utilization of Your Information

We will use your information for the following purposes:

  • Provide you with updates about our events, services, and products

  • Respond to you inquires or questions

  • Make our website more user friendly

  • Process purchases

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Protection of Your Information

Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

We use SafeSubscribe as a security measure to protect information collected via our newsletter subscription. Also, we use a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to better your experience while visiting our website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing you on your first visit to our website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer /device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to your computer’s hard drive that track, save, and store information about your interactions and usage of our website. This allows our website, through our server to provide you with a tailored experience within this website.

We advise you if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from our website on to your computer’s hard drive to take the necessary steps within your web browsers security settings to block all cookies from our website and its external serving vendors.

RCHS uses tracking software to monitor our visitors to better understand how they use our website. We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies to track your usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive-in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information: .

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links, or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved, or collected.

Use of Third-Party Links

Through our collaborative relationships other companies, we occasionally offer third party products and services on our website. While we have great working relationships with our partners, we are not responsible for any challenges that you might experience regarding their privacy policies. Please keep us informed of any problems you experience with third party links.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us online or via mail at: RHCS, P.O. Box 2665, Silver Spring, MD 20915.

CE Grievance Policy

Buckingham Consulting Group is committed to ensuring that complaints and grievances regarding continuing education are handled with the upmost respect for all customers. BCG complies with all legal regulatory standards and ethical responsibilities and strives to address grievances in a constructive and fair manner.

This policy outlines our processes and guidelines for filling a formal complaint regarding CE activities to include, but not limited to delivery format, presentation content, instructor mannerism and expertise level, facility accommodations and webinar topics.Social Workers can raise a grievance for various reasons to include, but not limited to:

  • they felt that they were mistreated during the CE activity
  • they felt the content was not professionally delivered
  • they felt BCG did not comply with regulatory standards

General Grievance Process and Guidelines

  • BCG’s Continuing Education Director and Social Work Consultant, Dr. Dwayne Buckingham will acknowledge receipt of all complaints sent to within 10 business days and respond to all complaints within 20 days via email.
  • Dr. Buckingham will investigate informal complaints to get as much information as possible and work diligently to mediate the situation by offering a reasonable and customer-centered solution within 30 days. If Dr. Buckingham is unsuccessful in addressing the informal complaint, he will consult with Dr. Indira Harris, MSW, LCSW, License #SW7536 within 2 weeks to mediate complaints brought on by social workers that escalate to formal grievances.
  • Dr. Indira Harris will consult with Dr. Buckingham as a mediator regarding recommendations and formulation of a formal response. All communication among Dr. Buckingham and Dr. Harris will be documented for record keeping purposes and the participant who filed the grievance will be notified of the final determination within 4 months.

Grievance Process regarding Course Content Complaints

A grievance concerning course content will be addressed by offering an alternative course option. If this option is not a viable solution, a full refund will be offered to the compliant and CE credit will be revoked to prevent inaccurate record keeping.Grievance Process regarding Refund Requests

BCG will honor all refund request by complainants if the request is submitted prior to distribution of CE credits. If a participant decides to receive CE credit, he or she must waive the right to a refund. Please note that forfeiture of a refund does not eliminate the complainant’s right to submit a grievance. All grievances will be forward to the CE Director for immediate investigation and action.Grievance Process regarding Appeals

If the complainant requests that his or her compliant be reviewed a second time, he or she must resubmit their concerns within 5 business days of receiving the final determination. If the request is received by the CE Director within the required timeframe, the grievance process will repeat, and the case will be closed after a satisfactory response is received by the complainant.