INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The purpose of our website, www.communityenergycenter.org (the “Site”), is to inform the public of the integral role of the energy sector in daily life for American families in a wide range of communities. To offer you certain services in connection with the Website, we may ask you to provide personal information, like when you contact us for information or sign up to receive e-mails from us. Such information will typically include your name and e-mail address. We do not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it to us. If you decide you do not want to receive future communications from us, you can opt out of any email communications you receive from us by contacting us at [email protected].
We may use the Website usage information we collect to monitor and analyze the operation, technical functions, and quality of our Website and services, and also to create general statistics and reports about users and use of the Website, which we may use for research or to improve the Website, its content or the services we provide. We do not provide identifiable personal information to vendors that assist us in on-line tracking.
Third-Party Ad-Serving Companies
From time to time, we may allow third-parties to display advertisements on our Website, which may be third-party ad-serving companies or ad networks. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on the Website that would enable the network to recognize you each time you view an advertisement on our Website. Such activities may enable third party ad-serving companies or ad networks to collect information about your location, your device and which ads you click on, which may allow those companies or ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements to you. The practices of these third-party ad-serving companies and ad networks are not subject to this Policy, and are instead governed by their own privacy policies. Note that the information these parties collect is non-personal information and cannot specifically identify you.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND LINKS
We may offer services that allow you to share information about our Website or its content with third-party social media networking sites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and others. If you engage with our Website through third-party social networking sites, you may be allowing us access to certain information stored on those social networking sites, such as your public profile, list of friends, followers or connections, etc. The information we have access to from the social networking sites varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website. Any information we collect with respect to your use of functionality with social networking sites shall be treated in accordance with this Policy.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- To certain of our employees who have a need to know such information to perform their duties.
- To purchasers or similar parties in connection with the sale, merger, or reorganization of the Website or our business, provided that the buyer agrees to comply with this Policy.
- To affiliated companies or strategic alliance partners, provided they comply with this Policy.
- To law enforcement in response to requests, court orders, or other legal processes or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to illegal activities, fraud, physical threats to you or others, or as otherwise required by any applicable law.
- When we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of our users or the Website.
The Website is based in the United States, so your personal information will be processed in the United States. Data protection laws of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as what’s provided in other countries, so if you use the Website or otherwise submit your personal information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the United States.
CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website is intended for adult audiences and isn’t intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 18. Please notify us if you believe we have collected a child’s personal information, and we will take reasonable steps to delete it.
PROTECTION OF INFORMATION — SECURITY
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of up-to-date security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store any personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access. These systems are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
You should, however, keep in mind that no Internet communication is ever completely secure or error-free. As such, we cannot accept responsibility for any personal information that is compromised in this manner that’s outside of our control.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We may periodically update this Policy to reflect changes in our services and policies. When we post changes to this Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” at the bottom of this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
PRIVACY RIGHTS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS
Residents of some jurisdictions have certain privacy rights that they may wish to exercise. If you reside in such a jurisdiction, you may have the right to access the information we gather concerning your use of our Website, as well as the right to rectify the information, erase the information, restrict the processing of the information (under certain conditions), the right to request a transfer of the information to another organization (or directly to you) under certain conditions, the right to request a list of all third parties to which our Website has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year, the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of exercising your privacy rights and the right to request a list of all third-parties to which our Site has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year for those parties’ direct marketing purposes.
If you reside in such a jurisdiction and want such a list, or if you have questions about your privacy rights, please send a request by email at [email protected]. In all such requests, please use the subject line “Your Privacy Rights” and include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please allow us up to one month to respond to you.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please contact us at [email protected].
Effective Date: December 5, 2020