· We allow users to opt out at any
time from receiving e-mail messages from us or from receiving
promotional offers from third parties, including selected sponsors or
· We do not sell or rent your
personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing
purposes without your express permission.
· We allow you to access your users
profiles and change information as you deem necessary.
Your use of the Enerocity.com Website
prominently post those changes on this page prior to the change and
provide you an opportunity to opt-out, so that you are always aware of
what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what
circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the Enerocity.com
Website constitutes your agreement to any such changes.
What Personally Identifiable
Information of yours is collected
Information collected online is often
defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
1. "Anonymous Information"
refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific
individual. For instance, we may know that 10,000 people visit this
where they live, or their date of birth.
2. "Personally Identifiable
Information" or "PII" refers to information that tells
us specifically who you are, This type of information may
· Personal data, such as your name,
phone number, or postal address, that you provide when you register at
· Credit card information to process
your request for products, programs, or services
· Information you
provide when registering to receive goods or services from one or more
of our partners.
· Information you provide when
entering into a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion sponsored by Enerocity.com
and/or one of our partners.
· Information you provide when
filling out a user survey.
· Information you provide if you
contact customer service.
· Data related to the areas of Enerocity.com
that you visit and how often you visit those areas. This includes
co-branded sections of Enerocity.com that are part of our overall
service. You never have to answer any questions, and you can decline
this exchange of information at any time. However, if you should
choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to
provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of
When you surf the Internet, your
Internet browser (such as Netscape Navigator(r) or Microsoft Internet
Explorer) automatically transmits some information to Enerocity.com
every time you access content on one of our sites. Examples of such
information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as
the "Refer"), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the
computer you are using, or the browser version you are using to access
our site. All of this information may be collected by Enerocity.com
and used to help improve our offerings to you. We use third-party
advertising cookies to serve some of the ads that appear when you
visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including
your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your
visits to this and other Web sites to provide advertisements about
goods or services that may be of interest to you. If you would like
more information about this practice and to know your choices about
not having this information used by these companies, we encourage you
to contact those companies directly or the Network Advertising
Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org for further information on
the policies of major third party ad servers and how to opt-out.
Individuals Under the Age of 18
As a matter of policy, Enerocity.com
does not knowingly collect PII from anyone under the age of 18 or
allow such persons to register.
How the information is used
We use the personal information you
supply us, including your registration data, to enhance our services,
fulfill your requests for products, programs, or services, personalize
your experience and provide you or permit others to provide you with
special offers we think you will find valuable. We also use other
information obtained from user site traffic patterns to better provide
you with a personalized experience and special advertising offers and
promotions. We view personalized advertising as beneficial to our
users. We also use your registration information in connection with
the sweepstakes and other promotions in order to track your progress,
to notify you if you are a winner and to ensure that we comply with
the applicable laws.
uses the information described above to do, among other things, the
· Send to you information about Enerocity.com
and its site features, prizes and special offers, unless you have
opted out of receiving these types of communications.
· Provide you with advertising and
other promotional offers that we believe will be of interest to
· Contact users for feedback
regarding Enerocity.com and Enerocity.com's partners via email
· Develop Enerocity.com's content to
better serve your needs and interests. We may also use the information
we collect to develop summary reports for our advertisers. An example
of a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on this link
and of those people, 35% were registered users above the age of
25." We provide this information to assist our advertisers in
determining how to promote their products. We do not tell our
advertisers who it was that saw or clicked on their advertisements.
Unless you have opted out of receiving special offers, emails or other
communications from selected third parties, we also may provide a
report to our advertiser which tells them who responded to a
particular offer. For example, we might send you an email, launch a
new window within your internet browser, or send you other
advertisements in electronic form which offer you a discount on a
particular good or service. If you click on that e-mail or
advertisement or accept an offer or discount contained therein, we may
provide the advertiser with the information necessary to provide you
with that discount or offer.
may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide
Personally Identifiable Information to appropriate governmental
authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities,
we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate
documentation. Enerocity.com may also provide information to law
enforcement to protect its property and the health and safety of
individuals as permitted by statute.
Other companies that place
advertising on our site may collect information about you when you
view or click on their advertising or content through the use of
cookies (using the same techniques as described above). Due to the way
the Internet technically operates, we cannot control this collection
of information. As the consumer you should contact these advertisers
or content providers that place information on the Enerocity.com
Website directly if you have any questions about their use of the
information they potentially collect.
Information that you provide while
using products such as Enerocity.com's discussion forum is available
for all to see. Discretion should be used in entering Personally
Identifiable Information within such forums, as it may be collected by
third parties. Enerocity.com does not actively associate the message
content entered by our users in its Discussion Forum with those users'
registration information. Our server computers will retain this
information, however; and it is potentially available for distribution
to third parties - most obviously law-enforcement agencies acting
under subpoena power, per the terms of this section of our Privacy
Policy. We do not use this information to target any advertising to
our users, nor is it ever willingly distributed to any third party,
such as an advertiser, except if subpoenaed.
With whom the information may be
In general, Enerocity.com does not
disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party
without first providing you with an opportunity to opt out, except in
special situations described below, such as to comply with the law or
administer the site. Unless you have opted out, Enerocity.com may make
your personally identifiable information available to selected
companies. You can elect to opt-out at anytime by updating the
preferences in your Member Profile. You can also elect not to use
certain services or participate in certain promotions if you do not
want your information shared with the third parties who are sponsoring
or administering such promotions.
In the event that all or
substantially all of Enerocity.com's stock and/or assets are
transferred or sold to another entity, Enerocity.com may transfer
personally identifiable information to the acquiring entity. If, as a
result of such a business transition, your personally identifiable
information will be used in a materially different manner, you will be
given choice consistent with our policy regarding notification of
may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in
good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with
applicable law, a subpoena, or other legal process. Enerocity.com may
also disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason
to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify,
contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our
under confidentiality agreements with certain third parties which
assist us in developing, operating and maintaining Enerocity.com.
What happens when you leave Enerocity.com
to go to other sites
does not control the information collection and distribution policies
on Internet domains other than those internet domains that are under
the control of Enerocity.com itself. When you are on the Enerocity.com
Website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our
control. For example, if you "click" on a banner
advertisement or an Enerocity.com Website search result, the
"click" may take you off the Enerocity.com Website. These
other sites may independently collect data, solicit personal
information, or send their own cookies to you. Enerocity.com is not
responsible for any use of the information including click-stream
data, that you may create when using such third party sites.
We also offer you access to
"co-branded" services that are jointly provided by Enerocity.com
and selected companies. In many cases, these co-branded services will
contain Enerocity.com Website branding, but may not be hosted by Enerocity.com.
You may notice that you are on a co-branded site if the pages say
"provided by", if standard Enerocity.com branding is not
displayed on the top of the page, or if you are asked to subscribe for
any service or provide additional information. In such cases, if you
use the co-branded service, Enerocity.com may be entitled to receive
information about what you do when using that service. If you elect to
provide additional personal information using a co-branded service,
the information you provide may be shared or jointly retained by the
provider of that service in accordance with that provider's privacy
policies and terms of service. We encourage you to read the privacy
polices of these other companies and to contact these companies
directly if you have any questions about their use of this
information. When you are using a co-branded service, we will attempt
to make sure that there is a link to the service provider's applicable
privacy policies and terms of service.
We may also offer you access to
software products which are installed on an individual user's
computer. Enerocity.com software applications automatically
communicate over the Internet with our servers and, in order to
provide you with Enerocity.com Website services, may convey to Enerocity.com
certain information regarding your activities at destinations other
than the Enerocity.com Website, such as the URL of sites you visit.
applications may also upgrade their functionalities from time to time,
and some of these functionalities may expand the scope of the
information that is communicated to Enerocity.com Website's
What choices are available to you
regarding collection, use, and distribution of personal
You can choose at anytime to opt out
of receiving emails from Enerocity.com or from having your personally
identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want
to opt out, you can do so by editing your preferences with respect to
email or the sharing of information. If you elect to "opt
out" we will not, as applicable, share your personal information
with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use
your personal information for internal purposes, to conduct
sweepstakes and promotions, to enhance your user experience or as
necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.
We reserve the right to send a
one-time registration confirmation email, and infrequent Service Alert
messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact
their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for,
regardless of email contact opt-in status. An example of a Service
Alert message would be notification of the impending closing of an
account that is believed to be abandoned.
And finally, we also reserve the
right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal
is retaining these rights because in limited cases we feel that we may
need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters
which will be important to you. These rights do not allow us to
contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us
not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications are
Individuals Under 18
We will not collect or distribute PII
on individuals under 18 as these individuals are prohibited from
registering with Enerocity.com.
What kind of security procedures are
in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of
information under the company's control
Enerocity.com operates secure data
networks protected by industry standard firewall and password
protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically
reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals
have access to the information provided by our users. Even your
registration account password is encrypted before it is sent to our
computers. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as a
customer's credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is
also encrypted prior to transmission.
Enerocity.com takes steps to ensure
that your information is treated securely and in accordance with our
transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. As a result,
while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot
guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from
our online products or services, and you use these services at your
own risk. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to
Enerocity.com will never ask you for
your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.
You the consumer are ultimately responsible for the security of your Enerocity.com
User Name and password.
How you can correct any inaccuracies
in the information
Enerocity.com believes strongly in
providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal
information that you have provided to us. To update the information
retained about you, or to deactivate your account, please visit our Enerocity.com
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