What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register on this Site, register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
Important Information for Vermont Customers
In accordance with Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about Vermont residents to nonaffiliated third-party companies except with the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident. By submitting personal information to us, you are providing your affirmative consent for us to sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose information we collect about you to affiliates and non-affiliated third-parties for the purposes identified in this policy. You may revoke your opt-in choice at any time by contacting us here.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes, please click here. However, where California residents opt-out from permitting their personal information to be shared with third party marketing partners, such individuals may still receive selected offers directly from us, in accordance with the law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we agree not to share the social security number of California State residents with third-parties without first obtaining their consent to do so pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the California Financial Information Privacy Act ("CFIPA"). For purposes of compliance with the CFIPA, we will not share "nonpublic personal information" (as defined in the CFIPA) with our affiliates without providing California State residents with an annual notice explaining that we will be sharing this nonpublic personal information with our affiliates.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits visitors to this Web Site, who are California residents, to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us here.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by using our opt-out form.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including, but not always limited to, your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. For example, some of our partners may provide services on our site, while others may provide power offerings developed by us for your use. We may also use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments if such payment method is accepted. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by using our opt-out form.