1. WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
We collect a limited amount of personal information from you in certain areas of the Connectria website (the “Website”) for various reasons. The following is a description of what information is collected:
Please note that users herein are classified in two mutually-exclusive categories and that the type of data collected varies depending upon the user’s category:
With respect to users who request further information about our services, we collect only such information as is necessary to determine your level of service needs plus contact information to enable us to answer your questions as a prospective customer.
Users who already are customers of Company and are using this domain as a portal to see the information on their server. The information collected from these users is broader in nature because they have consented to be our customers and the need to provide the highest level of customer service to these customers requires a more varied and sometimes more intrusive degree of access.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. As part of the protocol of the Internet, web servers can identify your computer by its IP address. In addition, web servers may be able to identify the type of browser and/or type of computer you are using. Connectria collects IP addresses and related information for the purposes of system administration, to assess the traffic to the Website and to maintain and improve the Website. We do not link IP addresses to your personally identifiable information. We can and will use IP addresses, however, to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Website Terms and Conditions or to protect our service, the Website, customers or others.
2. WHO IS COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION
Connectria collects the information described above via the Website. In the case of third party features such as advertising, co-branded areas or links to other websites, such third parties may also collect information. You should review the applicable privacy policies of these third parties before providing personally identifiable information. Connectria is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
3. HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED
Connectria uses information to learn more about how visitors use the Website and to measure areas of interest. This allows Connectria to build features and functionality that will enhance your Website experience. Connectria may also use your e-mail address to send you information about new features and services, to share information about energy conservation programs and to provide you with conservation tips, or to send you information about special offers from Connectria’s partners, unless you indicate in an opt-out disclosure that you do not wish to receive this type of information. We might also use this information to respond to e-mails, provide customer support, enforce Website Terms and Conditions or other similar matters. Aggregate information is also used to help us run and maintain the Website, study traffic patterns and generally learn about the usage of the Website.
Connectria occasionally shares limited customer information with companies we hire to provide operational, marketing, or advertising support, companies that help us distribute our products and services, or companies that provide products and services we want to offer. The companies we choose must satisfy our security and privacy requirements. We share your information with these companies only if they agree to treat it confidentially and only if it is legally permissible to do so. We limit the information we provide these companies to what we reasonably believe they “need to know” in connection with their agreement with Connectria and we don’t permit them to use our customer information for any purposes outside our oversight or control.
Government Authorities and Litigation
Sometimes a law, court order, or other judicial or administrative process requires us to provide information to a government authority or party to a private lawsuit. We will provide the information that we in good faith believe is required to comply with the law, order, or other processes. We may also have to disclose certain information in court documents if we have to bring an action against you, for example, to collect a debt you owe us.
4. CHOICES IN THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
You always have a choice of whether you want to receive information about new features, events, offers and special coverage on the Website and about special offers from Connectria’s partners. If at any time you do not want to receive such information, which may be keyed to the information we have collected about you, please e-mail Connectria at email@example.com.
It is important to know that you may inadvertently provide personally identifiable information to third parties through your postings to a forum or participation in a chat session and we have no way to limit their use of the information you may provide. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online (for example, in forums, message boards or chat sessions) that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While we strive to protect our user’s personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you voluntarily disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
5. WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
Except for your choices described above, we will not knowingly disclose or authorize the disclosure of personal identifiable information (other than aggregate statistical information) to any third party without your consent unless (1) we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may have breached our Website Terms and Conditions or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Connectria’s rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities or (2) we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
6. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS
In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Connectria will not knowingly collect or accept personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without a parent or guardian’s prior consent. Connectria will also allow the parent or guardian of a user under the age of 13 to review, update, change, delete or refuse to permit further collection of any and all information collected by the Website. A child’s personally identifiable information will be treated with the same care and respect as an adult’s information. To change, update, review, delete or refuse to permit further collection of your child’s information, please e-mail Connectria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
8. EVOCATION OF CONSENT TO COLLECT AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you want to revoke our right to collect any further personal information entirely, please e-mail Connectria at email@example.com.
9. SECURITY PROCEDURES WE USE
We are very concerned with the security of your personally identifiable information and take great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your information, we take appropriate steps that we believe are reasonable to protect the security of your data on our system, both internally and from outsiders, and to ensure the integrity of the data we collect. We use a combination of technological and policy methods to protect this data. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Please be aware that Connectria will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.
10. ENFORCEMENT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at the following address: Connectria, LLC, 10845 Olive Blvd., Suite 300, St. Louis, Missouri 63141; Attention: Legal/Privacy Department. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles. In the event we are unable to resolve your complaints or disputes, you may contact Privacy Trust (https://www.privacytrust.com/drs/connectria), an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States, for more information or to file a complaint. Privacy Trust will investigate and assist you free of charge in resolving your complaint. As further explained in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles, a binding arbitration option will also be made available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means. Connectria is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
11. YOUR RIGHTS.
You also have the following rights, which you can exercise at any time by written request to firstname.lastname@example.org
• The right to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information
• the right to object to processing of your personal information when it is based on your legitimate interests as permitted by applicable law, provided that we may continue to process your personal information if it is necessary for the defense of legal claims, or for any other exceptions permitted by applicable law.
• the right to ask us, in some situations, to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
• The right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the email listed above.
• If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
• The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may also collect information on behalf of our customers to provide services to such customers, and we may not have a direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data is processed. If you are a customer or end-user of one of our customers, please contact them (as the data controller) directly if: (i) you would no longer like to be contacted by them; or (ii) to access, correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data. If requested to remove data by our customer, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
12. ONWARD TRANSFERS.
We may share Personal Information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. We have responsibility for the processing of personal information we receive under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles and subsequently transfer to a third party acting as an agent on our behalf. In transferring such information to a third party, we will obtain assurances from such third party that it subscribes to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles or otherwise safeguards individuals’ personal data consistently with the same level of privacy protection as is required by the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles. We shall remain liable under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles if our agents that we engage to process such personal information do so in a manner inconsistent with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles, unless we prove that we were not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
14. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORK.
15. CHANGES IN THESE TERMS.