Energy Dispatch is committed to protecting your privacy to give you a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Energy Dispatch web site, located at energydispatch.com and any subsidiary or ancillary pages (the “Website”) (not including web pages accessed via hyperlinks) and governs data collection and usage via the Website. By using the Website, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement of Privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
Energy Dispatch may collect personally identifiable information via the Website, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Energy Dispatch also may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that may be automatically collected by Energy Dispatch via the Website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information may be used by Energy Dispatch for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Energy Dispatch public message boards on the Website or elsewhere, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Energy Dispatch does not read any of your private online communications.
Energy Dispatch encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you may choose to access via links located on the Website so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Energy Dispatch is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Website.
What Choices Do You Have?
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with Energy Dispatch and its representatives through or in connection with the Website, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Note, however, that if you don’t provide certain requested information, it may prevent us from providing certain services or opportunities to you and could also prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the Website to function improperly.
Use of your Personal Information
Energy Dispatch may use your personal information to operate the Website and deliver any services you request. Energy Dispatch also may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products, services, or opportunities available from Energy Dispatch and its affiliates. Energy Dispatch may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered by Energy Dispatch.
Energy Dispatch does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists or any other personal information collected via the Website to third parties. Energy Dispatch may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Energy Dispatch may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide user support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Energy Dispatch, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Energy Dispatch may, at its option, keep track of the specific pages and sites our users visit within the Website, in order to determine what Energy Dispatch services and destinations are the most popular. This data may be used to update content and advertising within the Website and otherwise to users based on behavior that indicates that our users are interested in a particular subject area.
Energy Dispatch will disclose your personal information collected via the Website, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Energy Dispatch or the Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Energy Dispatch; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Energy Dispatch, or the public.
As Energy Dispatch grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, personal information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.
The Website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Energy Dispatch pages, or register with Energy Dispatch site or services, a cookie helps Energy Dispatch to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as a mailing address or other personal information. When you return to the same location on the Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Energy Dispatch features that you may have customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience certain interactive features of the Energy Dispatch services or locations on the Website you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
To the extent that Energy Dispatch collects personal information via the Website, Energy Dispatch secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Energy Dispatch secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The Website is intended for a general audience and is not intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the Website.
Visiting The System From Outside The United States
If you are visiting the Website, or any part thereof, from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using any portion of the Website, you understand and consent to the transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Statement of Privacy.
Changes to this Statement
Energy Dispatch will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and user feedback. Energy Dispatch encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Energy Dispatch is protecting your information.
Energy Dispatch welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Energy Dispatch has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Energy Dispatch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.