A. Types of Information Collected
1. Traffic Data. The Company, its affiliates and its agents (including third party service providers) automatically track and collect certain information when you visit our Website, including but not limited to your: (a) IP address; (b) domain server; (c) type of computer; (d) type of web browser, (e) hardware model, unique device identifiers (UDID), mobile network information including phone number, agent version, platform, SDK version, timestamp, API key (identifier for application), application version, model, manufacturer and OS version of device or hardware, session start/stop time, locale, time zone, and network status (including but not limited to Wifi information) (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Website.
2. Personal Information. Personal information may include (a) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing and e-mail addresses); (b) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number and Social Security number); and (c) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, age and income) (collectively "Personal Information"). If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to chat groups, bulletin boards or forums, if any, on the Website, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
3. Cookies. Like many companies, we may from time to time use "cookie" technology on our Website. "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements.
B. Uses of Information Collected
The Company, its affiliates and its agents (including third party service providers) use Contact Data to send you information about the Company or our services, or promotional material from some of our affiliates or partners, or to contact you when necessary. We use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for certain services and to bill you for services. We use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences. We use the information we obtain from your use of our Cookies to recognize your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website and to track your navigation through the Website, for the purposes listed above.
C. Sharing of Personal Information
We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate basis. Financial Data resulting from credit card or checking account debit transactions will be directed to our vendors for transaction processing.
D. User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Website; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website that require your Personal Information.
E. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
F. Other Limits to Your Privacy
The Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. YOU SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DECIDING TO DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THESE AREAS.
We use appropriate commercially available anti-virus software in an attempt to ensure that the Website does not contain or carry viruses. However, due to the rapidly developing nature of viruses and the Internet, we strongly recommend that you employ similar anti-virus software when accessing the Website. We make no warranty that the Website or email correspondence are free from such viruses.
H. Privacy Protection for Children Using the Internet and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy and personal information of children under thirteen (13) years of age. The Website and the Mobile Apps contain energy-related information that may be of educational interest to children. In compliance with COPPA, we do not promote online to children, and do not intentionally gather or collect or seek to gather or collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13. We do not solicit or collect customer identifiable information targeted at children. We encourage all children and young teens to always seek consent from their parents before providing any information about themselves or their household to ANYONE on the Internet.
I. Updates and Changes/Severability