Information collection & Choice
We may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the Site, register for the Services, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, email address, postal address, house attributes, preferences, utility credentials, mobile phone number, and payment information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personally identifiable information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
We may collect other information about Users whenever they interact with our Site, that cannot be used to personally identify Users. Such other information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How we use collected information
WattzOn collects and uses Users’ personally identifiable information for the following purposes:
To provide the Services. The information we collect helps us provide reports and recommendations customized to your particular energy uses.
To personalize User experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To improve our Site. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. However, we may be required to send certain emails to provide Users with notice in connection with their user of the Service.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchanged between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users. Despite our efforts, however, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of the information we collect from you or receive from third-parties concerning you or that such information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
Sharing your personal information
We may provide personally identifiable information to third parties for their use in helping us perform our internal business functions. These are things like processing payments, fulfilling orders for products or services, performing maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmissions, or data hosting on our behalf. We require these third parties to maintain your information consistent with their legal obligations.
By using our Service in connection with, or at the request of, a third party, such as a third party service provider, municipality, or other third party sponsor, or if the site through which you are accessing the Service is otherwise sponsored by a third party, you give us permission to provide your personally identifiable information to that third party. Such third party’s use of your personally identifiable information, is subject to the terms governing the relationship between you and such third party.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to: (1) satisfy legal obligations or comply with legal process (such as a subpoena) served on WattzOn; (2) protect WattzOn and others from fraudulent, abusive, predatory, or unlawful uses or activity; (3) investigate and defend WattzOn against any legal claims or threats; (4) protect and defend the rights or property of WattzOn; (5) take action relating to user complaints, or (6) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WattzOn, the Service, or the public.
We may disclose and otherwise transfer your personal information to an acquirer, or to a successor or assignee, as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of all or a portion of our assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which your personal information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.
We may disclose aggregated or other types of non-personally identifiable information, including “automatically collected” and “cookies” information that are non-personally identifiable, to third parties for various purposes. For example, we may disclose non-personally identifiable information to interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, or functionality on the Service.
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may share your information with other third parties for limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. For example, we may share your information with a green home contractor if you request that we introduce you to a quality home improvement company in your area.
You may correct, amend, or delete your personally identifiable information by editing your profile (if we offer public profile functionality) through the Service or otherwise by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
San Jose, CA Residents
As of April 1, 2012 residents of San Jose, CA are automatically enrolled as San Jose’s participants in Cool California Challenge, a contest between cities to save energy. WattzOn will transfer data, which may include personally identifiable information, from this site to the Cool California site to facilitate automatic registration. To opt-out of Cool California participation, please email email@example.com or call 650-948-2004.
Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site or the Service, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
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This document was last updated on February 14, 2013