In this Web Site Privacy Statement (the "statement"), we, NegaWatt Consulting, Inc. provide information about how we collect, use and transfer personally identifiable data from you, a web site visitor, through www.negawattconsult.com (the "site").
This statement covers only data collected through the site and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other web pages to which we link or data that we or our affiliates collect offline or through web sites that do not display a direct link to this statement. Occasionally, we may refer to this statement in notices and consent requests related to surveys and special-purpose web pages, for example, our Online Energy Audit web pages; under such circumstances, this statement applies as modified in the particular notice or consent request (e.g., with respect to types of data collected or purposes of collection).
Types of Data and Collection Methods.
When you request information, subscribe for a service, register as a user, respond to an online survey or otherwise actively send us data, we usually collect data such as your name, email address(es), mailing address(es), telephone number(s), and certain information related to the business you represent. In connection with chargeable services, we will also collect payment information (e.g., credit card number and related verification information). In each such instance, you will know what data we collect through the site, because you actively submit it.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine the various types of data that we collect.
Collection Purposes, Use of Data.
We use the data we collect for the following general purposes:
To respond to the request that you sent us such as your request for information, or your request to subscribe to a service we offer;
To administer, protect and improve our site and our systems;
To better understand the preferences of our site visitors;
To identify server problems;
To compile aggregated statistics about site usage;
To help personalize your experience of our site;
To improve our products and services and other internal business purposes; and
To inform you about our products and services.\r\n
The site may provide interactive features (such as forums, newsgroups, polls, etc) that allow you to disclose information directly to other users. Your participation in such interactive features is completely voluntary and NegaWatt Consulting, Inc. assumes no obligations or responsibility with respect to the information you provide or share through such interactive features. To participate in these interactive features, we may require you to register with us and provide certain information such as your name, company name, email address, location, phone number, and desired display name (which may be viewable by other users of the interactive features). We may use the information you provide during the registration process for analytical and development purposes (such as to make product or service enhancements) and to enable you to use the interactive features and to manage your account. You may also personalize our interactive features by voluntarily providing additional information such as your location, instant message contact information, web site address, occupation, and other information. Our interactive features may also allow you to upload an avatar or other graphical representation of yourself. If you voluntarily provide such additional information, it may be viewable by other users of the interactive features - so you should not provide information you do not want other users to see.
Where We Store and Process Data.
We keep data in California, and may also have servers, contractors, employees and backups around in world in other locations, including, without limitation, other parts of the United States of America, Asia and the European Economic Area.
Disclosures of Personal Information.
We are not in the business of selling or renting your information to telemarketers and do not share your personally identifiable information with others, except as follows: We may share your information with agents and service providers who use the data only on our behalf and for our purposes under confidentiality agreements. We may share your information as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or others'' legal rights, e.g., without limitation, in connection with requests from law enforcement officials and in connection with court proceedings. We may share or transfer your information in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business. Also, we reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information collected via the site that is not in personally identifiable form.
The site is intended for adults in the United States. We do not intentionally or knowingly collect, personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and we request that individuals under the age of 13 not submit any personal information on the Site.
Effective Date, Amendments.
This statement is effective as of September 28, 2009. We reserve the right to change this statement from time to time and in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this statement at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the statement the date it was last updated. When you visit the site, you are accepting the current version of this statement as posted on the site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this statement on occasion to learn of any changes.
Last revised: September 28, 2009.