1. Types of Information and Method of Collection
General Information Collection
By Site Requirement. To register as a user of this Site you are required to provide the following Personally Identifiable Information: your name and an active e-mail address.
By User’s Voluntary Submission. When using the review, comment, message, or any other feature of the Site that allows for unilateral or multilateral communication between yourself and other users of the Site, you may choose to provide other Personally Identifiable Information. If you post Personally Identifiable Information anywhere on the Site, it will be available to third parties and you may receive unsolicited messages from those parties. EAN has no obligation to ensure the security or confidentiality of any information you choose to make available in any forum, blog, review, comment, message, or any other feature of the Site that allows for unilateral or multilateral communication between yourself and other users of the Site. Also, EAN cannot ensure that parties who have access to such information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personally Identifiable Information.
Information on Children
EAN does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 14. On-line registration and Site usage is intended for use by persons to exchange anonymous or non-anonymous messages relating to personal relationships. If EAN learns that it has Personally Identifiable Information on a child under the age of 14, EAN will delete that information from its systems. EAN encourages parents and guardians to monitor children’s online usage. Parental control protections, such as computer hardware, software or filtering services, are commercially available to limit the access to material that is harmful to minors.
2. How Information Collected is Used
EAN may use the information collected and provided, individually or in an aggregate form, as follows:
to contact you about the Site;
to compare and otherwise use data entered by users for any purpose including consulting, research and marketing;
to evaluate products and services EAN or third parties could offer to you;
to monitor or improve use of the Site;
to customize the content you see on the Site;
to provide special offers to you from EAN and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries and other third parties; and
to send you informational material on behalf of EAN and/or its affiliates
3. With Whom Information is Shared
At times, we may share the information collected on this Site with third parties for various purposes. While EAN will seek to require those third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and security measures, EAN does not bear responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others:
User Data: We may share information you provide, including, but not limited to, strings, analytic information determinable from your interactions with the Site, narratives, reviews, ratings, forwards, forms, links, received exchanges, all public and private discussions, forums, e-mails, and messaging on the Site for any purpose. However, EAN will not, without your prior permission, share such information in a form that allows other users or third parties to link it to any Personally Identifiable Information.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as general demographics and Site usage statistics, with other organizations. The general demographic information may include how many users are registered as users on the Site.
EAN Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates of EAN.
Business Transfers: The Site, EAN and/or a subsidiary or division of EAN may be sold along with its assets, or other transactions may occur in which your Personally Identifiable Information is one of the business assets transferred. In such a case, your Personally Identifiable Information, which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.
Legal Process: EAN reserves the right to disclose the information collected by and through this Site, including your Personally Identifiable Information, as required by law and when EAN believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect EAN’s rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, subpoena, court order or other legal process served on EAN. The disclosure of this information may be without notice to you.
4. Security and Encryption
While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, EAN takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to EAN when you register as a user on the Site. We use SSL encryption technology on the Site and a secure server to encrypt information transmitted between your browsers and our server. As a result, Personally Identifiable Information that you submit during the registration process is transmitted using commercially reasonable security over the Internet.
Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required. The servers for the Site that contain Personally Identifiable Information are stored in a physically secure and climate controlled off-site facility. We protect against data loss by backing-up data, performing, consistency checks and restricting access to information on our servers. It is important to remember that whatever you transmit or disclose online can be collected and used by others or unlawfully intercepted by third parties. No data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure.
5. Third Party Links, Websites, and Cookies
6. Notification of Changes
7. Corrections and Updates to Personal Profile
You have the option of reviewing, correcting, updating, modifying, and deleting your Personally Identifiable Information or user profile, at any time and as often as desired by personally changing your profile information or by contacting EAN by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, or mail by using the contact information in Section 8, below. However, you must always have an active e-mail address registered on the Site.
To the extent that such information is stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.
8. EAN Contact Information
Contact information is available at: http://vtwww.communityenergydashboard.org/about